We are hiring: Policy Assistant


  • PUBLISHED: June 4, 2020

EGEC, the voice of the geothermal sector, seeks a policy assistant to support its activities on renewable energy and climate legislation as well as EU funded projects. An initial six-month internship contract, under Belgian “convention immersion professionnelle” law, is offered. There is a possibility of an extension for the right candidate.

We seek a candidate with at least 12 months post-graduate professional experience, preferably in energy, climate or EU affairs in a think-tank, association, company or civil society organisation. We also welcome applicants seeking to enter renewable energy and climate fields. A native-level grasp of written English is essential alongside good self-organisation skills and the maturity to be an effective team player.

In return, EGEC offers a dynamic and positive working environment combined with a structured learning programme in a small team. This will allow you to grow whilst making a real difference in the deployment of renewable energy solutions and tackling the climate crisis.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Writing position papers and briefing notes;
  • Monitoring and researching our key policies; 
  • Engaging with advocacy activities;
  • Participating in events, meetings and webinars;
  • Managing mailing lists and databases;
  • Supporting EU-funded research projects; and
  • General support to the team.

Desired profile:

  • Highly proficient level of written English is essential. Other languages are an asset;
  • About 12 months of postgraduate experience in energy, climate or EU affairs;
  • Experience writing documents, publications, analysis for external or internal audiences; 
  • Knowledge of current EU affairs and/or a special interest in renewable energies;
  • Confidence and good self-organisation skills;
  • Proficiency of MS Office suite.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please send the following to info@egec.org (include your first and last name and EGEC Policy Assistant in the subject line):

  1. Your CV and motivation letter should outline your experiences against the desired profile. Please also list the publications or analysis you have authored/co-authored and add links in your CV or motivation letter;
  2. In a separate document, please outline the opportunities and challenges for geothermal energy in the context of the EU’s Renovation Wave in no more than 600 words.

The closing date for applications is 17 June, 2020.

Interviews will take place within a fortnight remotely or in person, depending on the lockdown situation.

Please note that only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Candidates are required to have the legal right to work in the EU.

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