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Net Metering In The Balkans Research Internship

Durham, NC, USA | Research Triangle Institute

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Internship Description

HR Directions seeks a prospect for its client RTI International for the Energy team in the International Development Group.  

The Energy team works to improve energy systems and access worldwide through catalytic technical assistance activities. Major current projects include implementing two large USAID Power Africa projects and other projects worldwide.  

The Net Metering in the Balkans Research Internship will expose the selected intern to perform research in the topic of net metering of electricity in the Balkans with direct relevance to a current project. The selected intern will be expected to do the literature review and analytical work needed to publish a journal article on this topic. Additionally, s/he will co-author of a publication as a key output of this work (research published either with RTI Press or an external conference/journal article). Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

Developing a research plan and defining research goals to define impact in the off-grid space

Collaborating with different stakeholders in the energy sectors of Balkan countries during the research process

Performing data analysis and reporting out on results

RTI's Internship Program emphasizes experiential and mentored learning experiences, providing students and recent degree recipients an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a meaningful and practical way. We are committed to developing the future workforce by encouraging interns to explore various career paths in a nonprofit research institute setting that values diversity and inclusion. Through this program, interns will be exposed to RTI's open and educational culture; support RTI's mission to improve the human condition; and build upon their career goals.  

Additional Information

This virtual, paid internship will take place from early June 2020 through late August 2020. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours, Monday through Friday.  

Required Qualifications

Currently enrolled (for the duration of the internship) Duke PhD student

Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in developing countries is desirable but not required

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