Internship Opportunity #1

Energy Intern

We are looking for a budding, confident and enthusiastic Energy Intern to join our small and dynamic team based in Wales.

The successful candidate will work over a six-month period promoting research that demonstrates why a transition to a renewable-rich energy system in the UK is not only necessary, but also technically feasible, cost-effective and good for the economy.

Projects will include synthesising and promoting research which shows how the challenge of variability can be overcome; supporting our work on the value of Britain’s offshore renewable resource; and contributing to an analysis of the energy discourse in the UK.

The role will also involve:

  • Opportunities to present material in meetings and seminars;
  • Participation in project development sessions;
  • Opportunities to liaise with policymakers and NGOs;
  • Collective duties and some administrative work.


  • Great organisational skills;
  • Self-motivated & hard-working;
  • Environmentally conscious;
  • Ability to work individually & in a small team;
  • Experience of copywriting an advantage;
  • IT skills essential (Word, Excel,Email etc.. )

In return we offer a chance to make a significant contribution to our work; to gain in-depth knowledge of UK energy policy and the potential of renewable energy; experience of working for a small charity on environmental issues, and the supervision and support of our staff.

You would need to be based in mid-Wales for the duration of the placement. Within certain limits, PIRC will cover accommodation, travel and lunch expenses for volunteers.

About PIRC

PIRC is an independent charity integrating key research on climate, energy & economics – widening its audience and increasing its impact. Our most recent work includes “Climate Safety“, a report synthesising the latest climate science and its implications on policymaking and campaigning (; “Coal in the UK“, an interactive map and website exposing and monitoring the proposed expansion of the UK coal industry ( and in 2007, “Zero Carbon Britain” a collaboration with the Centre for Alternative Technology on an ambitious 20 year decarbonisation plan for the UK (

PIRC has three permanent staff members, and a working model that minimises hierarchy, with all staff members sharing administrative tasks, as well as more interesting work!


6-month placement starting January
4th (some flexibility).

Interviews will take place on the 1st-2nd December.


PIRC can cover accommodation, travel
and lunch expenses, within certain limits.

To Apply

Send a CV supported by a covering letter
that shows how your experience and skillset suits the position, to arrive
by 9am, Monday 23rd November, to:

Richard Hawkins
Y Plas
SY20 8ER

01654 702277