The world’s energy systems are changing. Renewable energy has moved from a niche technology to broad-scale adoption in many countries around the globe. Policy makers in many countries are struggling with the technical, economic, and political complexities of the transformation. Understanding these processes and challenges is essential for taking political decisions and ensuring a smooth transition to a clean energy system.
This is where Agora Energiewende and Agora Industry help: we develop evidence-based strategies for ensuring the success of the clean energy transitions in Europe and around the globe. As independent and non-partisan think tanks we share cutting edge, policy-relevant research knowledge with stakeholders in the worlds of politics, business, academia, and NGOs.
Hydrogen produced from renewable energy and its derivatives are the missing links to achieving net zero. These technologies can enable a fully renewable energy system and support the path towards climate neutrality for various applications for which direct electrification with renewables is not an option. There are however many challenges in ramping up the hydrogen economy. With projects in Latin America, Africa and the EU Agora’s Hydrogen team works across geographies to address these unique regional challenges.
Your responsibilities include
Monitoring and internal communication of energy and hydrogen related technical, regulatory, and political developments across regions;
Support in developing reports and preparing presentations;
Organizational support of the team in projects, at internal meetings and at events;
Data collection, preparation and analysis.
Below are the skills and experience we are looking for. Please consider this as a menu, not a list of requirements. We are looking for demonstrable experience in at least some of these areas and evidence of capacity to build skills in other areas.
A completed bachelor's degree and master's degree currently in progress (for at least one year) in a relevant subject, e.g., energy, engineering, economics, finance, business engineering, or political/social science;
Interest in analytical work;
Interest in the transformation of energy systems;
First work experience (e.g., internships) is an advantage;
Confident handling of qualitative and quantitative data;
An open-minded communication style and openness to working in a diverse and intercultural team;
Very good knowledge of spoken and written English; desired French or/and Spanish knowledge, other languages, e.g., German or Chinese, are a plus.
You need to be able to work from the office on at least 7 work days per month.
What we offer:
The opportunity to work in a committed team in this strategically important area;
Predominantly freely configurable working hours;
A diverse and international working environment in a cooperative working atmosphere with flat communication and decision-making hierarchies;
An attractive workplace in Berlin-Mitte and the option of hybrid work with good digital equipment;
A comprehensive onboarding programme; opportunities for personal development and advancement, including free access to a mental health coaching platform;
A student employment contract initially limited to one year with attractive remuneration.
How to apply:
Does our job offer appeal to you? We look forward to receiving your application by April 2, 2023. Please apply via https://agora-energiewende.jobs.personio.com/job/1045983
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We want an energy transition for everyone from everyone. Therefore, we are particularly pleased to receive applications from people from groups that have been underrepresented in energy policy. We welcome applications regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability and age, and sexual orientation. Unfortunately, our offices are not completely barrier-free, but we but we are open to find individual solutions..
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