Vehicles intern at the Transport and Environment

Transport & Environment (T&E), the leading Brussels-based NGO promoting cleaner transport in Europe, is offering an internship for a period of 6 months, starting on 1 March 2018.

The successful candidate will be working with T&E’s vehicles team, supporting T&E campaigns to help reduce CO2 and air pollutant emissions from light-duty vehicles (cars and vans), promote e-mobility and secure reform of EU vehicle testing laws.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Event and meeting organisation. For example, events in the European Parliament
  • Research project and report (see further below)
  • Preparing presentation materials
  • Assisting with online newsletters, writing media material, blogs, etc
  • Help with project reporting activities
  • Ad hoc research on issues related to emerging issues
  • Data analysis on aspects of vehicles
  • Maintaining databases.

As part of the internship, the successful candidate will undertake a specific research project in an area related to vehicles. The exact scope of the project will be agreed at commencement but, for example, could include:

  • Air pollution emissions
  • CO2 standards for cars and vans;
  • Electrification of vehicles
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Measures for reducing car use
  • Policies for encouraging shared vehicles.

Applicants must include a short description of a preferred topic of the project that the candidate would like to undertake including the scope, methodology and expected outcomes.

Ideally the successful candidate will have some knowledge of vehicle emissions, a demonstrable interest in environmental politics, and an aptitude for influencing policy.

Good interpersonal skills are essential as is a good level of English (the working language). Candidates with an engineering background are strongly encouraged to apply, though everyone with relevant skills and interest will be considered.

The position is a full-time one, with a contract running from early March to August. This internship is remunerated with €755 net a month.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on 22 January, and interviews will take place in late January/first week of February, with a view to the candidate starting on 1 March.

Applications should be sent by email to with the application form (downloadable below), a CV and a cover letter, before 5pm on Monday 22 January. The letter and completed application form should explain the motivation and commitment to work with Transport & Environment’s aims and also highlight examples from your previous work that show us that you have the skills and competencies outlined above.

Please ensure the job vacancy title is shown in the subject line, and title the documents as follows: NAME_CV and NAME_Cover_Letter.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we are only able to contact those who have been shortlisted. Only applicants with the existing right to work within the EU will be considered.

Read more and apply here.

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