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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Intern- CEEW-Centre for Energy Finance

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Designation offered : Intern, CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

Reporting to : Associate, CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

Location : New Delhi


The Centre for Energy Finance seeks to hire an Intern to support CEEW-CEF’s work on developing market mechanisms to enable the energy transition. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigour, innovative thinking, and strategic outreach. We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to join the interdisciplinary team. The position would require research rigour, market understanding, strong analytical and financial analysis skills.

CEEW-CEF acts as a non-partisan market observer and driver that monitors, develops, tests, and deploys financial solutions to advance the energy transition. It aims to help deepen markets, increase transparency, and attract capital in the clean energy sectors of emerging economies. It achieves this by comprehensively tracking, interpreting, and responding to developments in the energy markets while also bridging gaps between governments, industry, and financiers. For details, visit Centre for Energy Finance website.

The successful applicant will assist in undertaking robust quantitative and qualitative analysis. In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined below, the intern should be prepared to, as and when necessary, take on additional responsibilities and respond to events and developments that cannot be anticipated easily.

Job Duties and Accountabilities


Successful candidate is expected to assist researchers in the CEF team doing the following:

  • Undertake rigorous research and quantitative (and financial) analysis of the power sector in India
  • Assisting in designing an electricity sector transition policy for India including - market mechanism to retire economically unviable thermal plants, analysis of economy-wide impact of a low coal mix, and incentives/schemes for enabling the transition
  • Review large amounts of data and analyse information using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies
  • Actively track market developments
  • Contribute to the teams’ research objectives to the extent that your skillset adds value to the output, on request or otherwise

Programme Assistance

  • Respond to research requests from senior researchers, discuss research needs, and prepare responses that synthesise and analyse information
  • Assist with programme implementation, including help with preparing presentations
  • Assist with building a database and relationships with a wider community of experts, scholars, institutions and potential donors in the energy, environment and water domains
  • Assist with planning and executing events such as report launches, consultation workshops, round table discussions, etc.
  • Contribute to reports and other research products as part of the research team
  • Participate constructively in weekly team meetings

Selection Criteria


  • Masters degree with specialisation in engineering, business, economics, public policy, law or related field
  • Should have a strong research background, including an understanding of analytical and experimental research

Main skills

  • Understanding of the energy and power sector in India
  • Possesses problem-solving skills - able to deal with ambiguity and uncertainties
  • Strong analytic skills including quantitative research skills
  • Financial analysis particularly in renewable energy or power sector
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Must be adept user of MS-office suit (Word, Excel, Power Point)

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment, and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks.

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one integrated pdf) to jobs@ceew.in with 'Application: Intern - Centre for Energy Finance’ as the subject line.  The last date to send applications is 4th July 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

CEEW is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.