Market Intelligence Intern

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented person to strengthen and expand our market intelligence activities.

Location:

Brussels, Belgium

Deadline:

22 August 2022

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented person to strengthen and expand our market intelligence activities.

 

Background on SolarPower Europe 

SolarPower Europe is a member-led association representing the European solar PV sector. SolarPower Europe’s aim is to ensure that more energy is generated by solar than any other energy source by 2030 and lead our members to make solar the core of a smart, sustainable and inclusive energy system. We are an award-winning association and have over 250 members spanning 35 countries. We aim to produce thought-leading energy market analysis and support the business of our members through creative and successful advocacy campaigns. 

 

SolarPower Europe offers a range of market intelligence services to its members and stakeholders. The most prominent annual deliverable of the market intelligence team and SolarPower Europe flagship report, the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power, is an award-winning, global benchmark on the status of solar worldwide. Market intelligence activities are complemented by the publication of the EU Market Outlook for Solar Power, which is also published on a yearly basis, as well as an extensive number of additional research tasks related to the association’s policy work. Planned activities for the current year include the new editions of the EU Market Outlook for Residential Battery Storagethe EU Solar Jobs Report, as well as an analysis of the new renewable energy trajectory and the impacts of the EU Rooftop Solar Initiative under REPowerEU. On a day-to-day basis, the market intelligence team takes care for inquiries on solar technology from members, policy makers, media.

 

What we are looking for:

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented person to strengthen and expand our market intelligence activities. The Market Intelligence Intern will support our team in the attainment of the market intelligence tasks outlined above, ensuring that SolarPower Europe deliverables are provided in a timely and quality manner. 

 

Critical attributes for this role include a strong analytical mindset, excellent coordination, writing and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work on tight deadlines. 

 

We offer a dynamic working environment within a close-knit and multicultural team in Brussels. This position is a perfect opportunity for an ambitious and talented individual to start building a career in the renewable energy sector, working in a continuously evolving market and developing knowledge of solar PV. 

 

Job responsibilities: 

  • Support to the Market Intelligence team in delivering high-quality market reports, briefs and other products; 
  • Monitoring the development of EU and national policies related to solar energy as well as associated market trends for the production of quantitative and qualitative research on the sector; 
  • Support to SolarPower Europe colleagues through the provision of data, research and insights on solar PV market, policy and technology trends; 
  • Liaison with international market experts and other stakeholders for the collection, sharing and dissemination of market data;
  • Preparation of briefing notes, presentations and relevant materials in relation to various topics related to solar energy; and
  • Performing any other applicable tasks or duties required. 

 

Profile:

 

  • A university degree in a relevant discipline such as Energy Economics, Renewable Energy Policy, Statistics, or similar.  A Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum requirement for consideration; a Master’s Degree and previous relevant work experience are considered strong pluses; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in renewable energy technology, markets, policy, regulation; 
  • Relevant experience in an analytical role, or in a field related to climate and energy policy or markets, is considered a strong asset; 
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills coupled with strong organisation and time management skills with an attention to detail; 
  • Demonstrated excellent skills in Excel matched with confidence in working with data in a variety of forms and presenting it visually; 
  • Solution-oriented approach to challenges and proactivity in engaging with external stakeholders and experts for collection of information; 
  • Strong command of English, both written and oral; knowledge of additional languages is an important plus; 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • The right to work in Belgium (EU citizen, Mcard, Student or Work visa). 

 

Our offer: 

  • A 6-month contract starting in August/September 2022 (contract d’immersion professionelle); 
  • A paid internship with public transportation allowance, work from home allowance and lunch vouchers. 

 

Application:

A CV (maximum 2 pages) and a one-page motivation letter should be sent to recruitment@solarpowereurope.org until COB 22 August 2022 quoting “Market Intelligence Internship” in the subject line. We are looking to fill this position rapidly, so please do not delay to send us your application. 

 

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

 

For more information on SolarPower Europe, please visit www.solarpowereurope.org 

 

We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so don’t hesitate to send us your application rapidly.

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