Steam or pollution coming from smoke stack in power plant against blue skies.
The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is looking to recruit two Emissions Database Assistants to work closely with colleagues in the Industrial Production team.
We are looking for two highly motivated self-starters, eager to learn and contribute to the EEB’s work. We offer two 4-month paid internship contracts (convention d’immersion professionnelle) based in the EEB office in Brussels.
Large Combustion Plants (LCPs) running on fossil fuels are responsible for a significant proportion of anthropogenic pollutant emissions. Coal plants alone are the largest source of sulphur dioxide and mercury emissions in Europe and one of the largest industrial sources of emissions of nitrogen oxides, arsenic, lead and cadmium. Air pollution from the EU’s coal-fired power stations caused an estimated 22,300 premature deaths in 2010, as well as exacerbating asthma and contributing to dangerous levels of mercury found in the blood of thousands of babies born in Europe.
The operating permits and compliance/inspection reports of these plants are currently difficult to find in many EU countries (see the EEB’s 2017 report “Burning: The Evidence”). The EEB is setting up a database that would enhance transparency and expose infringements.
More specifically, the intern(s) will:
Learn the basics of the legal status of LCPs in EU legislation
Get familiar with reporting practises in different EU member states
Retrieving, interpreting and documenting LCPs permits, compliance and inspection reports from specific EU MSs, and thereby populating (not creating) the database
Qualities and experiences required:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in environmental or natural sciences or engineering
Good written and spoken English
Good knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, German, Spanish. Languages such as Slovenian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish are considered a plus.
Ability to work independently and be pro-active
Strong organisational skills
Flexibility (we expect and offer flexibility regarding work schedules)
Prepared and able to work in a dynamic working environment
Interest / experience in working in an environmental organisation or other public interest NGO and in an international working environment
The EEB offers:
A 4-month contract – “convention d’immersion professionnelle” paid internship around 1000€ net/month with the opportunity to learn more about functioning of a non-governmental organisation.
A stimulating, international work environment.
An opportunity to work for a worthy cause.
Please email your application in English to email@example.com including a CV and cover letter explaining how your education and experience are relevant to the position.
Please confirm that you have not been employed on a convention d’immersion professionnelle (CIP) contract in the past.
Place: EEB office in Brussels
Deadline for Application: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with the deadline to apply 16 August 2019
Proposed starting date: As soon as possible
The EEB is an equal-opportunities employer.
Due to limited staff resources and numbers of CVs anticipated, only candidates selected for interviews will receive a reply.