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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Intern – Low Carbon Pathways

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Designation offeredResearch Intern – Low Carbon Pathways

Reporting toProgramme Associate

LocationNew Delhi / Remote


CEEW seeks to hire a research intern who would work with the Programme Associate, CEEW. 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 who would be excited to work on a diverse range of subjects and contribute to the dynamic research environment at CEEW.

CEEW has an interdisciplinary research culture and its value comes from adopting different methods and connecting dots across seemingly siloed policy and industry verticals. The successful applicant will assist the Programme Associate with robust quantitative and qualitative analysis on low-carbon development of Bihar. 

Job Duties and Accountabilities


  • Undertake rigorous quantitative analysis on issues related to Bihar’s low carbon developmental pathways including data and information from industry, transport, buildings and energy sector.
  • Collect, collate and review large amounts of data and analyse information using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies
  • Ability to organise information coherently using structured frameworks
  • Co-author reports, issue briefs and develop ideas for blogs and other outreach submissions based on research
  • Write short memos for research and policy audiences
  • Actively engage with industry stakeholders and government officials to communicate and create impact with research findings
  • Contribute to other teams’ research objectives to the extent that their skillset adds value to the output, on request or otherwise 

Programme Assistance

  • Assist with project implementation, including help with preparing presentations, factsheets and other communication material
  • Respond to research requests from the LCP team, and synthesise information
  • Assist with planning and executing events such as report launches, consultation workshops, round table discussions, etc.
  • Participate constructively in weekly team meetings, research discussions, etc. 
  • Accompany the team members for meetings with other stakeholders; prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow up 

Selection Criteria


  • Master’s degree with specialisation in economics, energy, climate change, sustainability or related fields
  • Keen interest in low carbon pathways and economic development for states

Business experience 

  • Previous experience in data analysis and extensive literature review of policy is desirable
  • An understanding of Bihar’s development story is desirable
  • Previous experience working with large government data sets is highly desirable

Main Skills

  • Superior analytical abilities, effective oral and written communication skills are necessary prerequisites
  • Comfortable with numbers and ability to make sense out of large data sets 
  • Excited by a multidisciplinary role dealing with Bihar decarbonization story
  • Ability to manage time effectively to handle multiple requests at the same time 
  • Ability and willingness to work in a dynamic and fluid environment 
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively as a team member 
  • Ability to analyse information and present in a clear and accurate manner, both verbal and written 
  • Willingness to show initiative in order to handle unforeseen challenges 
  • Ability to work in multicultural teams 
  • Willingness to solve problems

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


Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organisations for similar roles.

Application Process

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, or caste. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to jobs@ceew.in with 'Application – Research Intern – LCP’ as the subject line by 31 January 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.