Internship Opportunities

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6th May 2021:

 

STUDENT INTERNSHIPS: CLOSE OF APPLICATIONS TODAY 1T 17:00 GMT/ UK TIME

Announcement: the deadline for submission of applications for any of the Hub/CEPMLP internships advertised earlier this week is close of business today: 5pm or 17.00 hours.

 

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4th May 2021:

 

Extractives Hub Internship Opportunities

 

About Us

The Extractives Hub (Hub) is a research project of CEPMLP, University of Dundee, funded by the UK Government’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). 

The Extractives/ Extractive Industries refer to the mining and petroleum sectors.  Since its inception, the Hub project’s scope has expanded to also include renewable energy and the green energy transition.

The Hub assists governments of developing countries to embrace the opportunities of the sustainable energy transition by enhancing governance of both the energy and mining sectors. The Hub’s services consist of applied research and capacity building in key governance issues such as policy, legal and contractual frameworks, regulatory institutions, anti-corruption, fiscal design and revenue management, transparency and accountability. The objective is to boost economic and social development allowing resource-rich countries to eradicate poverty while contributing to tackle climate change.

Implementation is coordinated with FCDO country offices and is facilitated by a network of Hub national champions in a dozen of countries in Africa, Eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia. The Hub also relies on the CEPMLP as a leading authority in the extractives governance as well as in international trade and investment, with a global network of 6,000 alumni. The Hub and CEPMLP establish partnerships with strategic actors, such as the International Energy Agency, International Energy Forum, International Energy Charter, International Bar Association, universities and research institutes in all continents.

In sum, the Hub delivers first class applied research for the benefit of developing countries so they can better manage their energy and mining sectors, for the benefit of their citizens.

 

The Opportunity

The Hub team is looking to recruit a team of eight interns to work for us on exciting and practical applied research internships.  These internships would conclude by mid-June 2021 and would be part-time, 16 hours per week (unless stated otherwise), and renumerated.  Given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all work would be done remotely, not on campus. 

Interested candidates for these positions are invited to email a copy of their CV plus a supporting covering letter explaining their suitability for the work, to Daniel Gilbert, Extractives Hub, CEPMLP, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HT

The list of internship opportunities will be revised further to the successful appointment to these individual posts, on a rolling basis.  Please feel free to contact Daniel Gilbert for an informal discussion of any of these internships.  Applicants should specify the internship that they are applying for.

Renumeration for the successful applicants will be at the rate of £15.00 per hour, prior to payment in lieu of Annual Leave (AL), and £16.62 inclusive of AL, payable at the end of each internship.  Flexibility is offered with respect to when these working hours are undertaken within each week of short-term employment.

All applicants must be resident in the UK, have the right to work in the UK, and have a valid UK National Insurance number.

Applications will be assessed by a CEPMLP staff panel, which will consider the aptitude and suitability of applicants for the individual internships advertised.

The individual internships are as follows:

  1. Website Development Internship – the current website will expire at the end of July 2021.  A replacement, affordable to maintain, WordPress website is needed to be in place, fully developed and tested, ahead of that date.  The new website should be straightforward to maintain, facilitated via a Content Management System.  It should offer an attractive user interface experience and be provided to CEPMLP as a complete package through the internship.   A new look and feel to the website can be suggested, and changes to the extent and functionality of the website may also be suggested.  Previous experience of successfully developing WordPress, or similar, websites is a pre-requisite of this internship.  This is the only internship that would be for 24, not 16, hours per week;
  2. Transparency & Anti-Corruption Research Internship – this internship is centred on the authorship of an applied Research Insight on the topic of Transparency & Anti-Corruption, as described at https://extractiveshub.org/topic/view/ID/38.  Research Insights should be written in an approachable and informative style suitable to engaging a wide range of policymakers and stakeholders in resource-rich, developing nations; please see https://extractiveshub.org/insights for past examples.
  3. Dispute Settlement Internship  - this internship is centred on the authorship of an applied Research Insight in the field of 'corruption in international dispute settlement' (petroleum and mining). A background in international law would be an advantage. Research Insights should be written in an approachable and informative style suitable to engaging a wide range of policymakers and stakeholders in resource-rich, developing nations; please see https://extractiveshub.org/insights for past examples.
  4. Energy Transition & Investment Treaties Internship - focused on the authorship of a paper on investment treaties as a barrier to energy transition measures), combining Hub topics as described at https://extractiveshub.org/topic/view/ID/11 (Energy Transition and the Extractives Sector) and https://extractiveshub.org/topic/view/ID/11 (Investment Promotion). Research Insights should be written in an approachable and informative style suitable to engaging a wide range of policymakers and stakeholders in resource-rich, developing nations; please see https://extractiveshub.org/insights for past examples.
  5. Challenges of Energy Transition & the Extractives Sector Internship – this internship has two objectives, as follows:
    1. The co-authorship of an applied Research Insight on the topic of Energy Transition & the Extractives Sector, as described at https://extractiveshub.org/topic/view/ID/5.  Research Insights should be written in an approachable and informative style suitable to engaging a wide range of policymakers and stakeholders in resource-rich, developing nations; please see https://extractiveshub.org/insights for past examples.  This internship is to focus on researching the challenges faced by fossil fuel resource-rich developing nations in transitioning away from the extraction of those fuel sources.  By extension, the research would consider the practical steps that can be taken in overcoming those challenges.  Co-authorship of the combined Research Insight is with the intern to be appointed below, Opportunities for Energy Transition & the Extractives Sector Internship.
    2. Stakeholder engagement with respect to the forthcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), to be held in 2021.
  6. Opportunities for Energy Transition & the Extractives Sector Internship – this internship has two objectives, as follows:
    1. The co-authorship of an applied Research Insight on the topic of Energy Transition & the Extractives Sector, as described at https://extractiveshub.org/topic/view/ID/5.  Research Insights should be written in an approachable and informative style suitable to engaging a wide range of policymakers and stakeholders in resource-rich, developing nations; please see https://extractiveshub.org/insights for past examples. This internship is to focus on the opportunities afforded to nations with a past history of fossil fuel extraction to put that same ingenuity to use in realising the sustainable development opportunities of a green / renewable energy transition.  Co-authorship of the combined Research Insight is with the intern to be appointed above, Challenges of Energy Transition & the Extractives Sector Internship.
    2. Stakeholder engagement with respect to the forthcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).
  7. Flexible Internship, Extractive Industries and Green Energy Transition - this final internship is flexible to allow for us to respond to opportunities as they may arise between now and mid-June.  It would suite someone who is able to be respond quickly to new opportunities and who is a ‘generalist’ in terms of their interest in different forms of energy generation, transition and/or minerals extraction.