Research and Development Internship
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Internship
Strategy and Development
Amsterdam
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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 Internship: Alternative and Biofuels Policy

ACT is a young, fast-growing company, active in renewable energies & environmental products.  ACT trades environmental certificates, (bio-) fuels and feedstocks, and other products in environmental commodity markets.

We firmly believe that we are better together and are always on the lookout for entrepreneurial, collaborative people who want to carve their path and make a difference. 

Currently, we are looking for an intern to support our Strategy & Development department with development of our regulatory and public affairs capabilities in the alternative and bio-fuels space.

Alternative and biofuels are an essential part of the energy transition required to mitigate climate change. We focus on the most sustainable (bio-)fuels, that match our DNA and that contribute to mitigating climate change.

Your job will be about understanding, analyzing and advising on a complex and dynamic political environment where current and future legislation will have a major impact on development of renewable energies and sustainability for decades to come.

Your research provides regulatory insights we can use in business. You’ll get to take part in exciting projects; including analyzing new regulatory opportunities, supporting us with position papers and stakeholder management. Solid communication skills and a strong focus capacity will be your best assets to support us in developing new market opportunities in regulatory driven markets.

We expect you to help structure our PA efforts and help deepen our regulatory and stakeholder capabilities in the renewable fuels policy landscape.

On a personal level, you love the kick of achieving success as a team – and you thrive in dealing with public stakeholders, like governments, associations, civil servants, politicians.  A fast learner, and able to produce high quality output on short notice, we’d like you to also be able to provide market insights.

What you'll do:

  • Monitor and analyze European RE policies and provide detailed policy analysis
  • Monitor and synthesize relevant market and industry trends
  • Perform stakeholder analyses, coordinate consultations and set up and manage information flows
  • Provide policy updates, reviews, analyses and advice
  • Model and compare HL business cases in renewable energies, sustainability and biofuels.
  • Develop and implement policy memos and papers
  • Work on strategic long-term projects

Who you are?

  • Nearing the end of your Master studies in policy sciences, EU law, public administration, international relations, economics.
  • Preferably coupled with (bachelor) experience in more technical studies (chemistry, bioprocess engineering, sustainable energies technologies, or other relevant studies)
  • Experience in in RE policy analysis, public affairs and/or stakeholder management. Relevant governmental policies (mobility, sustainable energy, RE fuels) experience is a strong plus.
  • Fluency in MS Office
  • An affinity for environmental markets and sustainability, knowledge of fuel markets.
  • Fluent in English, German or another language considered a plus.
  • Able to quickly translate policy information into high quality long and shorthand output
  • Process oriented and structured personality type, who couples technical prowess and interest with tenacity and methodical ways of working.
  • Collaborative mind-set, knack for policy, technology, results driven.
  • Able to hold your own, with good interpersonal skills.

What we offer:

  • Position: Policy Analyst Intern
  • Start date: June 1st, 2022
  • Duration internship contract: 3 months
  • Monthly internship pay: € 750, -
  • NS Business card (if applicable)
  • Personal development sessions by Life Coach
  • Friday afternoon drinks
  • Discount on the gym

Other:

  • Note this is an active internship (meeloopstage), not for thesis development (although this can be discussed)
  • Confidentiality clause applies.

 

NL: Een pre employment screening is onderdeel van onze sollicitatieprocedure

EN: A Pre employment screening is part of our application procedure

 

 

 

I connect clients to commodity markets

My work is all about understanding my clients’ needs and spotting opportunities. Bringing people together by matching supply to demand and vice versa.

Playing at the top of my game

I can persuade clients with my trading and social skills. I am a natural diplomat, easily connecting with people. Charming, attentive and sociable. Performing at the top of my game will earn me a place in the successful team at ACT Commodities.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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Why work here?

A training program that fits like a glove.

We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.

Score great deals and awesome goals.

On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

All ingredients for success.

We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.

Get your own personal life coach.

Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.

Develop, re-invent and challenge the status quo.

Throughout ACT you feel this constant thirst for excellence that allowed us to grow quickly and successfully. Within that ever-changing and dynamic environment comes the opportunity to work on things that are already set in stone in so many other organizations. This entrepreneurial spirit you feel throughout the company. From day one I’ve been given the chance to pioneer and challenge the status quo. You really can do things differently here.

 

 

Esmée Trimbos
Encountering new situations on a daily basis

I started working at ACT because I wanted to be in a working environment that would really allow me to grow. I certainly got what I was hoping for! Ever since I joined ACT, every day has been different, my learning curve has been very steep because of it. 

 

You learn as you go and I’ve experienced first hand that if you succeed, everybody is genuinely happy for you. Everybody is willing to work hard and make the best out of every day. We are target driven, we are ambitious but always together as a team. That means when a target is accomplished, we also celebrate each other’s success. This teamspirit keeps everybody going!

Olaf Pauw
Reach higher, do better and learn more

ACT is rapidly growing and evolving, offering ample opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills. This has allowed me to continuously challenge myself in ways I hadn’t even foreseen. For example, within the first six months of joining ACT New York, I relocated to Amsterdam to lead a global project implementation.

 

This was an area I hadn’t had a great deal of experience in but management had faith in me and I had faith in the rest of the team. We all grew together through the experience. If you are willing to reach higher, do better and learn more, there really aren’t any barriers at ACT.

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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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