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Summer Internship with Pangea Brussels


Established in 2008, PANGEA is a non‐profit membership association that promotes sustainable African
bioenergy production, investment and policies. Based in Brussels, PANGEA lobbies governments,
provides a network for the industry, and shares knowledge on best practices in both the EU and Africa.
Its members produce, blend, trade, research and support the development of bioenergy in Africa and
beyond.
In terms of lobbying, PANGEA works closely with the African‐Caribbean‐Pacific (ACP) Group of States as
well as regional and national governments in Africa to develop their biofuels strategy and policy
internally as well as advise them on relations with the EU. In the EU, PANGEA closely monitors the
European Commission and European Parliament for issues concerning the Renewable Energy Directive
and its Sustainability Criteria.
PANGEA regularly organizes and presents at international biofuels conferences in Africa and Europe. It
also actively participates in forums such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), Bonsucro, the
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air.
B. Description of Internship
Having established a position of leadership within the biofuels advocacy sphere and mobilised a network
of contacts including producers, consumers, academics and policy makers in both Africa and Europe, we
are seeking a high‐performing and results‐oriented intern to develop a programme encouraging use of
remittances from the African diaspora to purchase renewable energy products in their home countries.
This is an unpaid position for three months (15 June – 31 August 2011) and will be based in the PANGEA
offices in Brussels, however, the location can be flexible for the right candidate.
The intern will report directly to and work closely with the Secretary General as well as with partner
institutions to develop the project. The concept is already developed but needs to be worked into a
programme ready to submit for funding in order to launch the project.
Key responsibilities and deliverables:
− Research similar remittance‐based projects, using partner resources as well as outside
resources, especially in terms of lessons learned in order to ensure the project’s success
− Develop project documentation including work packages, implementation timeline, budget and
feasibility study
Partners for Euro-African Green Energy
Mundo-b • Rue d’Edimbourg, 26
B-1050 Brussels – Belgium • www.pangealink.org
− Coordinate project development with partners organisations
As the internship is only 10 weeks in length, over the summer period, it is key that the project follow a
strict set of deliverables which will be laid out during the final interview. Upon successful completion of
the project’s development, should the project be funded, the intern will be offered a key paid position in
the project’s implementation.
C. Intern Profile:
The intern should be fluent (written and spoken) in English with some knowledge of Spanish and French
preferred. He/she should have an academic background in European/International Affairs and/or
Finance and have a solid interest in development‐based finance, preferably with awareness or previous
experience with remittances. Interest in environment, energy and African development are essential.
He/she should be independent, flexible, and dynamic with good networking skills.
If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@pangealink.org before 15 May.