Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Intern - Air Quality

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 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

Team/ Focus area
Clean Air

Reporting to

New Delhi

6 months (extendable)


CEEW’s Risks and Adaptation team seeks to hire a Research Intern for the Air Quality team to expand its work in the space of air pollution. The successful applicant will assist the team members in undertaking extensive quantitative and qualitative research, including literature review, data analysis, and would support the advancement of the research and policy engagement for air quality.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research and Programme Assistance

  • To track industrial pollution scenarios, environmental performances, pollution norms, monitoring & reporting and compliance status and solutions in India vis-a vis global best practices
  • Literature review on industrial pollution regulations/norms, abatement technologies (APCDs) in India vis-à-vis global standards and exploring a way forward
  • Research on real-time pollution monitoring (CEMS and CAAQMS)- assessment, challenges and solutions and working with the relevant stakeholders to assist in successful implementation
  • Survey (environmental/regulatory/industrial)- design, questionnaire development, execution, assessment and report preparation
  • Accompany the other team members for meetings, prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow up

Shortlisting Criteria


  • B.E. / B.Tech. in Electronics/Mechanical/ Instrumentation/Civil engineering, or M.Sc. in Physics/Environment
  • 0-1 years of relevant research experience
  • A fair understanding on Real-time pollution Monitoring System – CEMS, EQMS, CAAQMS and environmental policy and governance in India and worldwide

Key skills

  • Sharp and analytical mind with a keen interest in connecting data with stories
  • Strong communication skills for effective, efficient, and adaptive verbal and written communication, and active listening
  • Strong quantitative research skills and experience in using statistical software – R/Stata/Python
  • Ability to dig deeper into details, while not losing sight of the broader objectives

“If you want to connect data with compelling narratives and clean India’s air in the process, this role is surely for you.”

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, caste, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us. We appreciate your interest.

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