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The Energy Charter Secretariat, based in Brussels, is the administrative body responsible for facilitating the implementation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and further developing the Energy Charter Process under the supervision of the Energy Charter Conference.

To take up duties in May 2017, the Secretariat is inviting applications for 

Intern – Investment Promotion and Facilitation in Asia


The Energy Charter Secretariat may offer internships for the purpose of assisting staff members and/or supervised for a defined period of time. 

The Internship Programme is open to young professionals, including students enrolled in an academic educational institute. The objective of the programme is to provide students with an opportunity to gain work experience in an international environment.

The length of an internship shall normally be three months. Internships may be extended if justified by the specific needs of the Energy Charter Secretariat. In any case, no internship shall last longer than twelve months. When appropriate, engagement on a part-time basis is possible.

A request for an internship shall be accompanied by a resumé of the applicant and a letter or motivation. Excellent command of English is essential. 

Interns shall act impartially and shall not seek or receive instructions from any government or from any authority external to the Secretariat.

Interns will receive a monthly allowance of EUR 800 (on a full-time basis) from the Secretariat. They will be responsible for obtaining the necessary entry visa and/or residence permit, as well as appropriate health care insurance.


Open Call for Applications to the Energy Charter Internship Program


The Energy Charter Secretariat has opened a call for the internship listed below. Interested candidates who fit the eligibility criteria as indicated in the Terms of Reference above are invited to send their applications for this internship, together with their CV and a cover letter, to by 14 April 2017 (17:00 Brussels time). 




1. Investment Promotion and Facilitation in Asia 

In accordance with Activity 11 of the Programme of Work for 2016-17, an intern will assist to Staff members in the preparation of publications related to investment promotion and facilitation in Asia. 

The intern, under the supervision of the Investment Experts of the Secretariat, will: 

i) Conduct a professional research on the investment climate for energy of selected target countries; 

ii) Analyse the positions of target countries in terms of their investment policies and strategies in the energy sector; 

iii) Support drafting process of the publications and occasional papers according to the current practices at the Secretariat;

iv) Assist the Investment team in its activities, including the preparation of experts meetings with industry and Energy Charter’s constituency.

The internship should be related to the candidate’s career goals. A Master’s degree in investment law, international law, energy studies and/or economics is preferable for this internship. Strong analytical and drafting skills with the ability to collect, organize, and analyse information with attention to detail and accuracy are required. Excellent command of English is a prerequisite. Knowledge of Mandarin language will be a strong asset. 

Duration of the internship: 3 months. Start of internship: 1 May – 1 June 2017.