Internship at the Competence Centre for Climate and Development Finance

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 policymakers 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 looking for an intern to support the Competence Centre for Climate and Development Finance, which assists the various project teams in developing innovative business models in the fields of green finance and designing climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. This is a great opportunity to get the first-hand experience in the design stages of business models targeted at the implementation of clean energy technologies as well as the development of strategies to make end-users, businesses and organizations more resilient to the effects of climate change. The intern will work in a young and dynamic environment with a highly diverse and international team.

Under the supervision of the Head of CDF, 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, climate finance or a related field;
  • have a professional working knowledge of English (written and verbal) is a must; knowledge of other languages will be seen as an advantage;
  • possess a logical line of thought and demonstrated interest and/or experience in designing assessment tools;
  • have an 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 Centre for Climate and Development Finance
Potsdamer Str. 143
10783 Berlin
Laura Newton
+49 (0)30 / 346.46.120
Please make sure to send your CV and Motivation letter to
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