Internship at the Competence Centre for Methodology and Design (CCMD)

MicroEnergy International


MicroEnergy International (MEI) is an internationally active consulting company with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. MEI works with financial institutions, energy product & service providers, international development actors and with policy makers in order to set up sustainable clean energy finance schemes. In this framework, MEI takes care of the overall project management (from planning through implementation to evaluation), thereby designing, evaluating and optimizing energy products and services, and ensuring that financial instruments are tailored to the needs of the business sector and end-users. MEI finally strengthens its activities through scientific quality management, in partnership with research institutions worldwide, and offers a variety of training opportunities.

The company is currently looking for an intern to support the Competence Centre for Methodology and Design, which assists the various project teams in designing surveys and selecting the best fitting methods and assessment tools to achieve the expected outcomes. This is a great opportunity to get first-hand experience in the design of feasibility studies, demand and impacts assessments, as well as training and workshop modules on decentralized renewable energy systems and microfinance schemes. The intern will work in a young and dynamic environment with an international and multidisciplinary team.

Under the supervision of the Head of CCMD, the intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support MEI’s project team in the design of methodologies and tools;
  • Conduct desk research including literature screening, market research and report writing;
  • Facilitate the sharing of lessons learned from previous projects in the field of energy and financial inclusion;
  • Participate in the development and institutionalisation of the activities and assignments of the competence center;
  • Perform other job-related tasks as assigned.

We are looking for people with the right competencies and skills for the role,
and who demonstrate the personal qualities consistent with our values.

You should:

  • be a student who needs to do an obligatory internship as part of his/her studies. A declaration from the University is required;
  • have an educational background in statistics, economics, sustainable development, engineering or a related field;
  • have a professional working knowledge of English (written and verbal) is a must; knowledge of other languages such as French and Spanish will be seen as an advantage;
  • possess a logical line of thought and demonstrated interest and/or experience in designing assessment tools;
  • have advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel); knowledge of other softwares (e.g. Stata, GIS) will be seen as an advantage;
  • be a team player with strong communication and quantitative skills, as well as proactive attitude to tasks and responsibilities;
  • have a demonstrated ability to work in a fast moving environment with changing needs and deadlines.

Please make sure to send your CV and Motivation Letter in your application to

MicroEnergy International
Competence Center for Methodology and Design (CCMD)
Potsdamer Str. 143
10783 Berlin
Tobi Olutunmbi
+49 (0)30 / 346.46.120
Please make sure to send your CV and Motivation Letter in your application to
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