IRENA Intern, Planning and Programme Support – salary of EUR 900 and EUR 500 accommodation monthly (+ relocation expenses)
Publication/Transmission Date: 8 September 2023
Deadline for Application: 22 September 2023 (at midnight, Abu Dhabi Local Time)
Title and Grade: Intern, Planning and Programme Support
Indicative Remuneration: Monthly stipend and accommodation allowance
Duration of Appointment: 3 Months
Duty Station: Bonn, Germany
Background: IRENA Intern, Planning and Programme Support – salary of EUR 900 and EUR 500 accommodation monthly (+ relocation expenses)
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an inter-governmental organisation headquartered in Abu Dhabi, with offices in Bonn, Germany and New York, USA, mandated to promote the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
IRENA’s mission is to play a leading role in the ongoing transformation of the global energy systems as a centre of excellence for knowledge and innovation, a global voice of renewable energy, a network hub for all stakeholders and a source of advice and support for countries. At present, IRENA has 169 Members (168 States and the European Union) that acceded to its Statute, and 15 additional States in the process of accession and actively engaged.
IRENA’s Planning and Programme Support (PPS) unit is responsible for: internal coordination and the strategic integration of extra-budgetary resources in IRENA’s programmatic work; reporting on programmatic matters to governing bodies and individual donors; strengthening IRENA’s presence in Europe, including at the EU level and with Germany as Host Country; and leading cross-cutting Agency initiatives, including in the context of climate change.
Objectives of the Internship Assignment: IRENA Intern, Planning and Programme Support – salary of EUR 900 and EUR 500 accommodation monthly (+ relocation expenses)
The internship post is located in the Planning and Programme Support unit, located in Bonn, Germany. The intern will provide support to the work undertaken by PPS:
In line with the objectives outlined above, the intern is expected to perform a range of organisational functions, including, but not limited to:
- Support project management and operations of PPS.
- Undertake research and analyses within the scope of PPS work.
- Draft and prepare background notes and other materials in support of the work undertaken by PPS.
- Other duties as required.
During the internship period, the successful applicant will develop a deep understanding of the international energy sphere and functions of an international organisation, including, in particular, related to the intersection of renewables and development and climate action. The intern will also be able to further develop their skills related to research, analysis, drafting and editing.
The internship is for a period of three months to be agreed upon with the intern/sponsor. The exact period will be determined based on the availability of the intern and the needs of the organisation. The maximum duration of the internship is nine months, subject to the intern’s continued university enrolment and performance.
Minimum Requirements: IRENA Intern, Planning and Programme Support – salary of EUR 900 and EUR 500 accommodation monthly (+ relocation expenses)
Candidates must either be enrolled in post-graduate studies in business administration, management, political science, international relations, development studies, or related fields at a recognized university at the time of application and for the duration of the internship. Recent graduates will also be included in the internship programme provided the start date of the internship is less than six months from completion of studies.
Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills.
Candidates must be able to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
Candidates should demonstrate solid teamwork, planning and organising, professionalism and communication skills.
Candidates should indicate in their cover letter the period of their availability.
Internship Conditions: IRENA Intern, Planning and Programme Support – salary of EUR 900 and EUR 500 accommodation monthly (+ relocation expenses)
IRENA internships may be remunerated if an intern is not already sponsored by their government, university or institution. In such cases, the intern is requested to indicate their sponsorship in their cover letter.
Interns of IRENA are not considered to be staff members. The selected intern will work on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) preferably in Bonn, Germany.
For more detailed information about IRENA Internship Programme, please visit the internships section on our recruitment webpage.
Application Procedure: IRENA Intern, Planning and Programme Support – salary of EUR 900 and EUR 500 accommodation monthly (+ relocation expenses)
Qualified candidates must apply for the above-mentioned vacancy online, through IRENA’s recruitment platform, by submitting a complete and comprehensive CV and a letter of interest. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for an interview and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process.
 If the selected intern is not otherwise sponsored and they are recruited outside of the commuting distance to the selected duty station, they will be they will be remunerated at a rate of EUR 900 a month plus monthly accommodation rate of EUR 500. In addition, the organisation will pay for and arrange the intern’s travel to and from the duty station for those interns who are selected from outside of the commuting area to its premises in Bonn.
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