Energy Geopolitics Internship: Stockholm Environment Institute(SEI) – hybrid

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Energy Geopolitics Internship: Stockholm Environment Institute(SEI)

SEI Tallinn invites motivated individuals to apply for an internship position in our Climate, Energy and Atmosphere programme. This role is designed to support our researchers by offering insights into the geopolitical aspects of the energy transition.

Location: SEI Tallinn, Estonia (hybrid internship)
Duration: Minimum 3 months, maximum 6 months
Application deadline: 28 May 2023
Start date: Early June 2023
Language: Proficiency in English is required, while knowledge of Arabic or other languages is highly desirable.

About Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent, international research institute founded in 1989.

Its mission is to support decision-making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by providing integrative knowledge that bridges science and policy in the field of environment and development.

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SEI was ranked as the world’s top think tank on environmental policy issues in the 2020 Global Go To Think Tanks Index compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.


SEI has around 300 employees working at research centres in seven countries around the world. SEI’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Additional SEI research centres are located in Kenya (SEI Africa) Estonia (SEI Tallinn); United Kingdom (SEI York and SEI Oxford); the United States (SEI US); Thailand (SEI Asia); and Colombia (SEI Latin America).

Profile: Energy Geopolitics Internship: Stockholm Environment Institute(SEI)

We are looking for a responsible and diligent individual who is motivated to learn and harbors a keen interest in scientific publication.

The ideal candidate would have a relevant academic background in international relations, regional studies (with a focus on European or Asian studies), political sciences or geopolitics. Fundamental knowledge of energy security would add significant value to the candidate’s profile.

Prior research experience in related disciplines would also give the candidate an added advantage.

Study level

Internships are generally open to everyone, but priority is given to motivated, matriculated university students for whom an internship is either part of their curriculum, a thesis project, or applicants with work experience seeking new challenges.  

Potential work tasks:

Exploratory studies within the current energy security challenges of the European Union.

Contribution to multidisciplinary research on energy geopolitics, especially within EU external energy policy and its relations with China and Middle Eastern petrostates and in the context of the transition era.

Y Combinator Startups on Clean Energy and Sustainability

Data collection (especially implementing interviews with experts

Contribution to scientific publication in the energy and climate policy fields

Communicate with relevant stakeholders, SEI colleagues, and especially, external experts.

Support ongoing projects, contribute to preparing proposals within the CEA team, and support other work-related tasks on demand, mainly related to climate and energy security projects.

Application requirements:

  • A letter of application highlighting relevant background, qualifications, interest areas, desired internship period, and expected achievement at the end of the internship (maximum 1 page).
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Optional: List of publications, posts and talks

Please note

SEI Tallinn only offers unpaid internships. Internship candidates are expected to be fully funded and insured by external sources for the entire internship duration. SEI Tallinn does not provide housing and does not assist in finding accommodation.


Inquiries concerning the content of the position can be directed to Climate and Energy Programme Expert, Javad Keypour ([email protected]).

For inquiries concerning the recruitment process, please contact Filippa Klintberg, HR Specialist, ([email protected]).



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