|Project Title||Ukraine Regional Energy Integration Intern|
|Project Summary||If you’ve ever wanted to know more about pipeline politics, hub pricing of energy commodities, synchronization of electrical transmission infrastructure, and/or the cost-benefits of shifting away from fossil fuels to clean energy, but have no previous experience in energy – we want you!|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||1|
U.S. Embassy Kyiv’s Economic Section is looking for an intern interested in researching about European energy policy as it applies to Ukraine as well as Ukraine’s integration into European Energy Markets. As Kyiv’s Regional Energy Integration Intern, you’ll research energy-related topics, write up short analytical papers arguing in favor or against a specific policy, and inform policy makers, all from the comfort of your dorm room, school library, or couch at home! You’ll get the opportunity to learn about energy, economics, multilateral assistance, and regional energy policy from a post that is right in the thick of it all! You’ll also get feedback on how to write effectively for U.S. government audiences, a better idea about how U.S. foreign policy is formed and shaped, and an enthusiastic supervisor who will talk your ear off about careers in international affairs with the U.S. government.
Intern should have an interest in learning about international relations, government policy, and/or energy issues but an academic background in these topics is not required. We are looking for someone with curiosity, great internet search skills, and the ability to think strategically and write persuasively. Study of Russia, the former Soviet Union, European Union, and post-cold war politics/economics are all great foundations for understanding the energy issues facing Ukraine today.