Energy Storage Policy Assistant

Job Location

Expiration Date

28 Feb 2021

Energy Storage Policy Assistant

Closing date: 28.02.2021

Location: Brussels

Hours: Full time

Starting date: March 2021

About CLERENS

CLERENS is a leading public affairs and communications consultancy based in Brussels, specialised in advocacy, political and regulatory risk assessment, public funding and strategic communications. CLERENS consultants have an in-depth expertise in energy, environment, climate and mobility.

Position Summary

The Energy Storage Policy Trainee will support the work of the policy team for EASE – The European Association for Storage of Energy. With over 50 members from around Europe, EASE serves as the voice of the energy storage community. Its mission is to promote the deployment of energy storage in Europe in order to achieve a decarbonised energy system by 2050.

This internship in the EASE policy team offers a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience in European Union (EU) affairs, energy, and environment issues. Besides learning about energy storage and the energy sector, the trainee will gain insight into association management and will have the chance to work in a dynamic and international team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Conducting comparative research on EU and Member State policies and regulation in the energy sector;
  • Monitoring the latest European news/activities related to EU energy, research and innovation (R&I), climate change, and environment policies;
  • Supporting the EASE policy team in the drafting of position papers, press releases, and presentations;
  • Preparing for and participating in conferences, workshops, and networking events gathering key EU policymakers and stakeholders;
  • Assisting with internal committee meetings and teleconferences; supporting the organisation of EASE Task Forces and Working Groups;
  • Supporting the EASE team in its day-to-day operations;
  • Performing various administrative tasks.

Requirements and competencies:

  • Strong interest in the EU energy sector;
  • University or advanced degree, preferably in the field of Engineering or Social Sciences (Political Science, International Relations, EU Studies, Law);
  • Fluency in English (English is the working language of the office; other languages are a plus); 
  • Knowledge of EU institutions and their workings;
  • Ability to take initiative and independently plan to meet deadlines;
  • Positive attitude, flexible, team player, sense of humour.

We offer a internship with limited remuneration for a period of 6 months.

To apply, please send a motivation letter and CV by e-mail in English to Ms Anneli Teelahk at jobs@ease-storage.eu, noting “EASE Policy Internship” in the subject line. Applications received after the deadline (28 February 2021) will not be considered.

Be aware that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore application as soon as possible is advisable. Due to the expected high number of applications, we regret to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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