Apply Now: EnerTracks Fellowship Program

A small group of eight fellows is invited to come to the Agora Energiewende office in Berlin, Germany. Each fellow continues working part-time for their home institution while participating in training sessions that are prepared and facilitated by Agora Energiewende energy experts. These multi-disciplinary sessions cover a variety of topics such as energy markets, power system flexibility, and research methodologies, among others. Supplemental online and reading material, as well as group discussions, complement each of these sessions.

With the support of their Agora Energiewende mentors, each fellow tackles one specific transformation topic of their choice. The topic should be relevant from the perspective of the fellow’s own organisation, with the intention of transferring the learnings into their domestic work.

Deadline: Jan 3, 2022

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a national of an Official Development Aid (ODA recipient) country
  • Due to German regulations, we ask that in-person participants be able to provide proof of complete vaccination protection against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Depending on the place departure, participants might also need to provide a negative test result or proof of immunity, and comply with quarantine regulations. For detailed information about which COVID-19 entry restrictions might apply to your circumstance, please consult to the German Embassy in your country.
  • Applicants must be currently employed or affiliated to a think tank or other civil society organisation and/or an academic body researching energy policy or another relevant field
  • Applicants must have around five years of professional experience in the energy or climate sector at the time of application. We’re looking for participants with leadership potential who are at a “tipping point” stage in their careers, rather than those who fit a particular age requirement.
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university, in economics, environmental science, engineering, political science, or similar (masters’ degree preferred)
  • Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Applicants should have a sincere interest in tackling climate change issues and the energy transformation in their home country as well as a strong understanding of power systems, energy economics, and climate and energy policy, policy instruments / processes
  • Applicants should possess a high level of intellectual curiosity and humility

What to expect

Over the course of the 6-week EnerTracks fellowship programme, participants will receive:

  • Circa 45 hours of tailored sessions delivered and prepared by the Agora Energiewende teams
  • Inclusion in the day-to-day work of Agora Energiewende’s Berlin office
  • One-to-one mentoring from Agora Energiewende experts
  • The opportunity to publish an article on the Agora Energiewende blog
  • Excursion to the Agora Energiewende office in Brussels

Upon completion of the programme participants will receive:

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