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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Intern – Renewable Energy

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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has been Great Place to Work-Certified™.

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. So, if the below description strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you!

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 ambitious people who will challenge you and help you grow​
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organisations
  • Curiosity and irreverence, as well as responsibility, come together at CEEW​
  • You will get above-market remuneration​
  • We provide a safe space for all​
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others​

Designation offered: Research Intern - Renewable Energy

Reporting to: Research Analyst

Location: New Delhi, India (or Remote)

Duration: 3 months

Purpose:

CEEW seeks to hire multiple Research Interns, a position that will be crucial in adding to the dynamic research team at 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 to join the interdisciplinary Renewable Energy (RE) team, which has a particular focus on understanding the value chain of the entire power sector in India. 

The Renewable Energy team is one of the seven focus areas at the CEEW. Our work supports India’s - and the world’s - clean energy transition. It does so through timely, research-based interventions based on extensive policy, regulatory, and market analyses. The team also assesses, through surveys, India’s renewable energy jobs potential and skills requirement, the risks facing renewable energy investments, and designing strategic financial mechanisms to address the identified risks. We recommend applicants to visit renewable energy team page on CEEW website for more details about our projects.

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

Job Duties and Accountabilities:

Research

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

  • Undertake rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis of market challenges and their impact on renewable investments
  • Review large amounts of data and analyse information using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies
  • Track market developments and engage with government, developers, financiers and other stakeholders
  • Actively engage with industry stakeholders and government officials to communicate and create impact with research findings
  • Conduct regular renewable energy related stakeholder meetings
  • Contribute to other 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 and policy recommendations
  • 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
  • Accompany the CEO and other team members for meetings with other stakeholders; prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow up.

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Enrolled in or completed Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree with specialisation in power system operations/ renewable energy/ finance/ economics/ actuarial science/ environment science/ public policy
  • Keen interest in renewable energy markets, power sector, electricity markets, finance, regulations, energy transition, behavioural science.
  • Basic understanding of quantitative skills and statistical analysis.

Business Experience

  • 0-1 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in dealing with public and private institutions within and outside India is desirable

Main Skills

  • Superior analytical abilities, effective oral and written communication skills are a necessary prerequisite
  • Comfortable with numbers and ability to make sense out of large data sets
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as R, Python will be beneficial
  • Interest in finance, actuarial and risk science, energy finance and electricity markets
  • 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

Compensation

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, caste, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality. 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 – Renewable Energy’ as the subject line. We review applications on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.