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Internship at COGEN Europe, Brussels

COGEN Europe is the European trade association for the promotion of cogeneration. Cogeneration (also known as Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the most efficient way to deliver electricity and heat. It is based on the simultaneous production of electricity and thermal energy, both of which are used. COGEN Europe is promoting the widespread development of cogeneration in Europe and world-wide. To achieve this goal, COGEN Europe is working at the EU level and with Member States to develop sustainable energy policies and remove unnecessary barriers to the implementation of cogeneration. We are currently looking for an intern to start as soon as possible.
Main responsibilities: Conduct research and draft reports on a variety of energy related issues under the responsibility of senior staff. Monitoring the developments in the European energy sector Search for and analyse energy data Various policy support to the Managing Director
Requirements: University Degree Good understanding of the policy-making mechanisms of the European Union Experience in desk-based and web-based research Basic understanding of energy issues and related topics Full mastery of English; working ability in other major European languages is an advantage Energy and the flexibility to work in a busy, dynamic international environment
The internship will allow the stagiaire to: Gain valuable first-hand experience of European energy and environmental policies and legislation, as well as insights in the European decision making process Bolster and showcase his/her research and drafting skills Have the opportunity to learn how European projects are set up and coordinated Have the opportunity to participate in events in Brussels Familiarise him/herself with the specificities of working in a dynamic Brussels-based sector organisation
The selected candidate will be offered an internship of 4 months.
How to apply
Please submit the following documents in English to a CV and a very short cover letter in which you highlight your relevant experience by 31 May 2011.