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SD Strategies


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany    

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Application Deadline

July 21, 2024

SD Strategies is seeking a highly motivated and advanced student to pursue a 3-month internship starting in September or October 2024. Work hours will be 20 hours per week during the semester – and ideally more during the semester break. The intern will be based at our headquarters in Berlin, Germany, or work remotely.

Please submit your application as early as possibly but no later than 21 July – by email to sd[at] including:

1) A cover letter indicating your time availability and detailing your motivation to join us as an intern.
2) Your CV; and
3) Two writing samples.

Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. If we do not respond to your application, you can consider it unsuccessful. No calls please.

About us

SD Strategies is a policy and communications consultancy. We focus on issues at the intersection of economic and social development, energy, and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, SD Strategies often works as a collaborative work-desk partnering with leading individuals and institutions from all over the world. Our partners and
clients are governments, international organizations, civil society actors and representatives of the private sector. For more, see

Your tasks and responsibilities

You will assist in one or multiple projects in the areas of:
• Renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport policies and markets across Africa, Asia, and Latin America & the Caribbean
• Energy and transport sector integration
• Technical and political solutions for the energy and transport transition
• Subnational energy policies in Mexico, Germany, the United States and elsewhere
• Financial and policy instruments to “de-risk” sustainable energy investments
• Energy access, mini-grids and SHS business models and finance structuring
• Energy policies and targets as part of climate (NDC) and development (SDG) commitments

You will spend approximately:
• One third of your time on a specific research task assigned to you
• One third of your time contributing to a specific project currently implemented at SD
• One third on ad-hoc work as instructed by your supervisor

We offer

• A small but quickly growing company with a global network of contributors working
on an exciting set of issues and high-impact projects
• A fun team and work atmosphere
• Exposure to an outstanding network of partners
• Modest compensation

Your profile

• Advanced student in Energy Management, Finance, Policy, Economics – or a related field
• Enrolled in a training or study at a legally registered school or university for which it is compulsory to undertake an internship
• Superb writing skills and excellent oral and written command of English are absolutely indispensable; knowledge of foreign languages can be a plus, depending on the project
• Strong research capabilities and analytical skills
• Capacity to work independently
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Team player
• Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
• Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of additional design/publishing software would be considered an advantage

Apply online or via email