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Intern - Climate and Energy (EU Climate – 2030)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 19/11/2014
Company Name ClientEarth
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Directory Entry : Environmental Jobs with ClientEarth. We work to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and research. We use the best scientific and policy analysis when choosing strategic directions. Our legal action, whether in advocacy or in cases before courts and administrative bodies, is built on solid law and science.
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Intern - Climate and Energy (EU Climate – 2030) – voluntary position

Based in London office

Internship Purpose:

ClientEarth is seeking an enthusiastic intern to work in our Climate and Energy programme. The internship will be at our main London office and you will have the opportunity to be involved in research and analysis of legal and policy matters concerning the design of EU climate and energy law, specifically as it relates to the ‘2030 package’.

You will have a degree in law or legal studies, knowledge of EU constitutional law and EU climate law and/or energy law, and desirably an understanding of issues such as the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD), energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This internship is focussed primarily on legal analysis to support our advocacy work to influence the 2030 package on climate and energy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with a specialised team of climate and energy lawyers based in London, Brussels and Warsaw, and will have the scope to provide assistance in this context.

The internship will enable you to learn directly how environmental issues can be tacked through legal approaches. You will join our staff in regular learning and development events and be given full support in developing the skills needed to thrive in a professional environment. You will have the opportunity to hone your drafting skills for a variety of audiences and receive constructive feedback on your work from experienced professionals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in legal research on issues related to institutional and governance aspects of the current EU climate and energy acquis.
  • Support legal analysis through drafting background materials that contribute to the development of ClientEarth’s proposals for effective delivery of European climate and energy targets and objectives past 2020.
  • Provide assistance across the climate and energy team on pertinent issues relating to renewables, energy efficiency and state aid.


Required skills and competencies:

  • Strong legal research skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Ability to produce high quality outputs;
  • Reliable and committed team member with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Adapt language, both oral and written, to different audiences;
  • Highly creative and pays attention to details;
  • A degree of autonomy and initiative;
  • Able to work in a team, as well as independently.

Person Specifications:

  • Hold a law or legal studies degree (essential);
  • Demonstrable experience in high quality legal research (essential);
  • Fluency in English (essential), and ideally another European language (desirable);
  • Positive attitude and a strong commitment to working for the environment essential); &
  • Understanding of EU climate law, EU energy law, and/or EU constitutional law (essential).


Internship Arrangements:

We ask that interns commit to a minimum of 3 days per week for at least three months. The maximum duration for internships is 6 months. In instances where interns are not working full time, they should ideally commit to set days each week.

ClientEarth covers interns’ work-related expenses (travel and lunch) up to a value of £10 per day spent in the office.

To apply:

Please send us your CV along with the completed internship form which you can download from our website.

Please include “ClientEarth Climate & Energy intern - London” in the email subject line, and identify the documents you are sending by including “[your name] internship form” and “[your name] CV” in the file name.

Please send your application by email to:

Recruitment is now open and you should send your application as soon as possible
Applications close on 19th November 2014. The internship will begin as soon as possible

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Aoife O’Leary

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