Intern (Renewable Energy Policy for end use Decarbonization), IRENA


Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates


Friday, 4 March 2022

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USD 1200 per month


Full Time


Internship, Fixed Term



Job Description


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an inter-governmental organisation headquartered in Abu Dhabi, mandated to promote the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. IRENA’s mission is to play a leading role in the ongoing transformation of the global energy systems as a centre of excellence for knowledge and innovation, a global voice of renewable energy, a network hub for all stakeholders and a source of advice and support for countries. At present, IRENA has 160 Members (159 States and the European Union) that acceded to its Statute, and 23 additional States in the process of accession and actively engaged.

Within this mandate, the focus of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre (KPFC) is on collecting data, developing knowledge platforms and conducting analysis to support the creation of enabling environments for investment and growth in renewables. This entails analytical work on policy, markets and finance, developing renewable energy statistics, giving input to advisory services that the Agency provides to its member states and at regional levels. In particular, assessment of the policies needed for the decarbonization of the end use sectors is an activity has a growing importance, as net-zero targets are being adopted by many countries across the globe.

The Renewable Market Policy Unit has initiated this work with the publication of the reports Renewable energy policies in a time of transition: heating and cooling, Renewable energy in cities, Green hydrogen: A guide to policy making, Green hydrogen supply: A guide to policy making. Further analysis and dissemination on these and related topics is planned for 2022.

Objectives of the Internship Assignment

The intern will provide support to the work of the Policy and Renewable Energy Markets Unit, particularly on the assessment of policies to support the use of renewable energy, renewables-based electrification and green hydrogen. The intern will also be involved in other activities of the unit, such as dissemination events and capacity building for member states.


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Role and Responsibilities

Particular Functions

In line with the objectives outlined above, the intern is expected to perform a range of technical and organizational functions, including but not limited to:

  • Supporting the assessment of policies and strategies in the end use sectors.

  • Gathering data and case studies to support the analysis.

  • Supporting the preparation of materials such as reports and presentations.

  • Supporting the team with other tasks as required.

Learning Areas

During the internship period, the successful applicant will develop a deep understanding of renewable energy policy making and analysis. The intern will also be able to develop further their skills related to research, analytical thinking and communication.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications 


The internship is for 6 months commencing on/around 1 March 2022. The exact period will be determined based on the availability of the intern and the needs of the programme. The maximum duration of the internship is nine months, subject to the intern’s continued university enrolment and performance.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree

  • Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills.

  • Competencies: Candidates should demonstrate solid teamwork, planning and organizing, professionalism and communications skills.

  • Candidates must be able to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Preference is given to candidates studying in the fields of energy, engineering, or other related fields with good understanding of renewable energy policy.

  • Candidates should indicate in their cover letter the period of availability.

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