We offer various traineeship opportunities to university and high-school students who require work experience to complete their courses.

As a trainee you will gain first-hand insight into SolarPower Europe’s activities and contribute to the associations work to make solar the leading contributor to Europe’s energy system. The tasks performed by you as a trainee are supervised and differ according to the unit you join. We have regular traineeship openings in policy, business development, market intelligence, events and communications.

To apply for a traineeship, please send your CV and cover letter to We look forward to hearing from you!

Without the support of the SolarPower Europe team, I would not have had the opportunity to work in the field of the energy transition and continue my career in European policy making.

Thomas Lewis, Policy traineeship 2020-2021

Traineeship stories

Omar Hatoum

Policy and Market traineeship 2020

What was your role at SolarPower Europe?

During my Master’s degree in Renewable Energy at Ecole Polytechnique, I did a 6-months internship at SolarPower Europe as a Policy and Market Advisor.


Why did you apply for the position at SolarPower Europe?

After acquiring strong technology and scientific background in the energy domain from my Master’s degree, I wanted to join SolarPower Europe to learn more about policy and market analysis to diversify my experience.


What were your main tasks?

I was involved in market analysis around SolarPower Europe’s flagship publication, the Global Market Outlook & the EU Market Outlook, alongside my policy analysis role on grid integration and the National Energy & Climate Plans.


What did you enjoy the most about working at SolarPower Europe?

I enjoyed working at SolarPower Europe with a highly dynamic, flexible and motivated team who are passionate to learn and grow their expertise while also making a positive impact on the energy transition.


What did you find most challenging?

The most challenging part of my job was the diversity of my tasks where I was involved in several policy and market intelligence projects at the same time. However, this was an exciting and fast-paced working experience that helped me grow and learn faster. 


How has the SolarPower Europe traineeship helped your career?

From my internship at SolarPower Europe, I acquired solid analytical and communication skills on energy markets and policies which helped me join a leading company in the energy transition to work as a Financial and Market Analyst as part of their Energy Talent Program

Are you interested in a traineeship at SolarPower Europe?

Send us an e-mail and apply