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 Internship Opportunity with PANGEA Fall 2010 

Submitted by Martin Walter on Tue, 05/25/2010 - 12:06

Summary: Established in 2008, PANGEA is an international biofuels trade association based in Brussels, Belgium that acts as a platform to create a sustainable biofuels industry in Africa. PANGEA lobbies governments, provides a network for the industry, and shares knowledge on best practices in both the EU and Africa. Its members produce, blend, trade, research and support the development of bioenergy in Africa and beyond.

Description of Internship
Having established a position of leadership within the biofuels advocacy sphere and mobilised a network of contacts including producers, consumers, academics and policy makers in both Africa and Europe, we are seeking a high‐performing and results‐oriented intern to follow the development of policies and legislation relating to biofuels, trade, environment, development and energy within the European Parliament and Commission. This is an unpaid position for four months (Sept‐Dec 2010). Interns receive a European Parliament entry pass (valid for 1 year) and a monthly metro pass. The intern will report directly to and work closely with the Project Manager (PM) and will be responsible for researching policy and proposed legislation, completing deliverables mentioned below and following developments of the main aspects of bioenergy policy in general. The intern is expected to present initiative and should be able to work without close supervision.

The majority of the intern’s work will be completed at the European Parliament or their residence. The list below is not exhaustive and will be adapted based on the intern’s capabilities and interests.

Essential Skills: The intern should be fluent (written and spoken) in English with knowledge of at least 1 or 2 other EU working languages. He/she should have an academic background in European/International Affairs or Law and have a solid understanding of how the European Institutions function and create policy and legislation. Interest in environment, energy and African development are essential. He/she should be independent, flexible, and dynamic with good networking skills.

Dates for Internships: Dead is July 1st. PANGEA is currently seeking 2 interns for Sept‐Dec 2010.

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