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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Intern – Energy Access (Cooking and gender survey)

Terms of Reference

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At CEEW, we build careers in public policy

  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale​
  • We actively promote leadership by initiative​
  • We celebrate talent and ambition​
  • You will be surrounded by smart people who will challenge you and help you grow​
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organization’s​
  • Curiosity and irreverence as well as responsibility come together at CEEW​
  • You will get best-in-market remuneration​
  • We provide a safe space for all​
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others​

Position offered: Research Intern – Energy Access (Cooking and gender survey)

Reporting to: Programme Lead

Job Location: New Delhi, India

Job Duration: 4-6 months


CEEW seeks to hire an Intern (01 position) who will assist in handling large data sets from two primary surveys. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigour, innovative thinking, and strategic outreach.

The Energy Access team is one of the seven focus areas at the CEEW. Lack of access to energy is a barrier for households, communities, and enterprises in reaching their desired potential. The Energy Access team envisions removing this barrier by using evidence-based research of on-ground realities to inform policies and businesses. The team does this through the collection and analysis of primary data, evaluation of policies and programmes, design of interventions, and the development of collaborative platforms that enable equitable access to modern energy for human development. The research will focus on understanding the impact of existing government programmes


CEEW is undertaking two primary surveys across six energy deprived states in India – Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The ‘Cooking Energy Access and Use’ survey aims to understand the cooking energy preferences of rural households, and the thermal energy requirement for various purposes. This survey is being conducted in 2,800 households across 58 districts in these states. The ‘Gender’ Survey aims to understand the link between gender dynamics and energy access in rural households. This survey is being conducted 1,392 households across 58 districts in these states with both female and male members of the household. The insights developed from this analysis could help shape the upcoming schemes and policies related to energy access and use in India.

Job Summary

CEEW is seeking candidates with some experience in handling large data sets, for the position of ‘Research Intern – Cooking and Gender Survey’ You will be expected to support the team in analysing the data, obtained from the surveys. An ideal candidate for the position should be able to handle large data sets obtained from primary surveys – including data monitoring, data cleaning, labelling, and analysing information using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies. The candidate should have working knowledge of some statistical software like STATA or R.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

  • To work with the large data sets in STATA or R.
  • Undertake data monitoring, data cleaning, labelling, and analysis
  • Assist in analysing and preparing the research outputs like reports, briefing papers, etc.
  • To track relevant government policies and programmes and ongoing developments in the sector on a periodic basis.

Shortlisting Criteria


  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from a Master’s degree with specialisation in economics, development economics, environment, statistics, energy studies, gender studies, development studies, or any other related discipline.


  • Experience in working with data sets in STATA/R/MS Excel
  • Prior knowledge of statistics and econometrics
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills
  • Exposure to qualitative research skills would be a plus
  • Strong theoretical understanding of socio-economic factors that influence policy development and implementation.
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to jobs@ceew.in 'Application: Research Intern - Cooking and Gender Survey’ as the subject line. Please do not contact individual researchers for any open position. We are an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Last date for application is 31 January 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us.