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Fuels Program Intern, International Council on Clean Transportation – England or Washington, DC

Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation

Position Title: Fuels Program Intern

Location: London, England

Dates and compensation: June 1 – September 7, 2015; The internship will be paid commensurate with experience. The range for masters students is $2,100-$2,300.

Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change. The ICCT is a small and dynamic organization that offers an opportunity to directly contribute to policies addressing climate change and air quality impacts from the transportation sector. The ICCT has offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, and Berlin.

The ICCT has an internship opportunity in its Washington, DC office to work with our fuels program on environmental issues related to expanding palm oil biodiesel use in Indonesia. This position will be attractive for students and graduates interested in deforestation, land use change and development economics. Experience living or working in Indonesia and/or Indonesian language skills would be an advantage. We expect that applicants will have one or more degrees in technical disciplines such as environmental science, engineering, economics, or the pure sciences. We are also interested in applications from highly numerate candidates with a focus in politics and international relations. Preference will be given to students with, or working towards, postgraduate qualifications, although comparable experience will be considered, as will applications from exceptional undergraduates. The successful applicant will work on some or all of the following questions:

  • Assessing the environmental impacts of increasing palm oil biofuel demand in Indonesia;
  • Analyzing opportunities for the development of advanced biofuel industries in Indonesia using wastes and residues as feedstocks;
  • Understanding the potential to reduce fossil diesel consumption in Indonesia through vehicle efficiency measures.

Our Fuels Program is actively engaged globally in the development of policies to promote the use of cleaner fuels in transport. The successful applicant may also be asked to contribute to other projects that work toward the broader mission of the ICCT.

How to Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, a short writing or project sample, along with name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to Preference will be given to candidates whose cover letters directly address the position being offered. Use the position name “Internship, Fuels Program” as your message’s subject heading. Candidates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and the position will remain open until filled. Do not contact our offices, the ICCT will contact directly candidates that are deemed qualified.

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