Title: Internship – Clean energy in Aviation
Organisation: International Civil Aviation Organization
Location: Montreal, Canada
Closing Date: 30 November 2020
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
This position is situated in Environment (ENV) within the ICAO Air Transport Bureau (ATB). ICAO's activities in the environment field aim to limit or reduce the impact of international aviation on noise, local air quality, and the global climate. ENV is responsible for the development of a range of standards, policies and guidance material and provides capacity building and assistance for the implementation of mitigation measures to achieve these objectives. Measures include aircraft technology, operational improvements, the development and deployment of sustainable alternative fuels for aviation, and the use of market-based measures. In addition, ENV maintains close relations with other UN policy-making bodies that have expressed an interest in environmental aspects of civil aviation. The primary focus of this internship is to support research on clean energy sources available for the aviation sector for the reduction of emissions and to identify the different business models and financing mechanisms for the implementation of renewable energy projects in ICAO Member States.
Role and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Environment; the Chief, Environmental Standards Section and the Environment Officers, the intern will:
Monitor public information on worldwide clean energy sources including: processes, new developments, market studies, financing, user contracts and agreements, pilot projects;
Contribute to the analysis of information provided by States through their action plans regarding the use of renewable energy in the aviation sector and their effect on progress toward the global aspirational goals;
Assist in the quantification of environmental benefits and economic impact from the implementation of aviation renewable energy projects;
Assist in identifying opportunities for capacity building and partnerships;
Assist in the development of articles, publications, press briefings, and any other outreach material etc., as required, on the pilot projects on clean energy implemented by the ICAO ENV Assistance Projects; and
Perform other related duties
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
At the time of application, candidates are required to have completed or be enrolled in a graduate degree programme (second-level university degree or higher) in a field of study related to aviation, environment, aeronautical/aerospace or other engineering, or computer science. Applicants pursuing studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages should have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.
A working knowledge of a second language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
To apply, please visit ICAO’s e-Recruitment website.
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