INTERNSHIP TITLE: Energy Access and Knowledge Sharing Intern
INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: March 2024 – August 2024
HOURS PER WEEK: 24 hours/week
INTERNS SUPERVISOR & CONTACT INFORMATION: Cecilia Ragazzi, Director – Energy Access, Technical Support Unit [email protected]
Mercy Corps responsibilities
For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:
● Training and supervisory support
● Access to Mercy Corps online tools
● All other tools, materials and communication requirements for this project
Intern responsibilities
Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:
● Laptop for working remotely
● Accommodation, travel and living expenses
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
The Energy Access team increases the resilience of communities and ecosystems through applying scaled models that enable communities to access the renewable energy technology, information, financial tools, and the social support they need to adapt to a changing climate.
  • By the end of the internship, the intern will have learned the correlation between climate adaptation and energy access in the context of Mercy Corps’ international development work
  • By the end of the internship, the intern will have learned how to communicate and exchange knowledge around energy access and its different delivery models in multicultural and multisectoral contexts
  • By the end of the internship, the intern will have learned how to communicate effectively energy access content through social media
  • Finalization of training module of energy access delivery models for MC countries of intervention; focus would be on integration of renewable energy into climate adaptation framing, including productive uses of energy and partnership with off-grid energy companies; decentralized renewable energy for islands, rural and humanitarian settings; modern clean cooking
  • Revision and finalization of communication material on energy interventions; the material will be digestible by a wide audience while maintaining technical relevance
  • Set of social media updates for the wider MC team to disseminate
  • University degree in progress or recently completed (within 1 year) in relevant discipline: energy, international development and climate change
  • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken, and across different cultural settings. The candidate masters communication tools and is capable of explaining complex technical concepts in easy to understand language
  • Passion for international humanitarian development and ability to embrace the diversity of a complex global organization.
  • Creative problem solver – able to design, develop and revolutionize ideas.
  • Attention to detail – able to manage and track and prioritize multiple requests by maintaining strong communications and managing stakeholder expectations
  • Interest in working in a multicultural environment, and with stakeholders in multiple geographies.
Mercy Corps interns represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Mercy Corps Diversity Statement
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to theInteragency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere toMercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
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In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any relevant experience, and demonstrate your interest. Your application will be reviewed by the Mercy Corps team and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly for interviews.