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Intern opportunities for students

Intern Opportunities for Students

USAID Energy Security Project announces paid intern opportunities in the fields of Electricity and Renewable Energy

The Energy Security Project (ESP) is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)[1] and the largest USAID project in Ukraine so far. The ESP is implemented by a USAID Contractor, Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a California-based leading provider of services in the areas of water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.[2]

The ESP mission is to enhance Ukraine’s energy security, improve the energy legal and regulatory environment in the country, and increase the resilience of Ukraine’s energy supply. This will help to support country’s economic development and sustain its democracy. ESP is working closely with the Government of Ukraine (GOU) to develop competitive energy markets. By doing so, ESP will facilitate private sector-led energy investments to provide affordable, reliable, resilient, and secure energy for all Ukrainians.

The opportunities are aimed at helping the interns to:

•           Gain a real-world work experience related to their field of study and future employment;

•           Develop practical skills and build research capacity in their respective fields;

•           Experience working in a well-known and established international organization(s) and

      multicultural team(s);

•           Be exposed to the project(s) of international development services in Ukraine.

In return, the interns are expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research and undertake analyses on a variety of topics in the electricity and renewables sectors such as market reform, policy and regulation;
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical presentations and reports, working papers, and other ESP deliverables under the direction of Technical Experts;
  • Assist in research and analyses on a variety of topics in the electricity and renewables sector such as market reform, policy and regulation;
  • Support project activities related to the power system modeling (technical and economic), collect input information, develop and calculate scenarios and prepare reports;
  • Provide meeting support: prepare agendas, take and distribute meeting notes, and follow up on actions;
  • Assist in drafting ESP work plans and updating project trackers;
  • Support Teams with day-to-day tasks;
  • Maintain shared folders with project documentation;
  • Provide support for technical translation;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the program staff.


  • Ukrainian citizenship;
  • Advanced or fluent English is a must; fluent Ukrainian required; fluent Russian is an extra benefit;
  • Working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field;
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, etc.;
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, the ability to effectively multitask;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Ability to follow directions;
  • Enthusiastic and collaborative team player.


Interns are expected to commit 20 hours per week from Monday till Friday during the studying semester. If a selected individual is able to commit to ESP after the studying semester, ESP would look for a 40hour commitment per week from Monday till Friday during the summertime. Internships will be negotiated for 2-6 months with the possibility of extension up to 9 months.


Interns are eligible to work under civil law agreement for a fixed monthly compensation USD 150,00 per month/20hour commitment per week (including deduction of taxes and other mandatory payments) paid in UAH equivalent.

To apply: Please submit a CV in English and a brief cover letter indicating “Internship” in the subject line to [email protected]  

All qualified candidates will be given equal consideration; however, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until enough suitable candidates are found. 

There is no closing date for applications this for job posting. 

To find more about USAID Energy Security Project, visit the Project website, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube





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