SDG Economics Intern

$350 - $500 monthly
  • Oceans of Energy
  • Katwijk Netherlands
  • 12 Jun, 2019
Full time Internships

Job Description

We are currently looking for an intern to research the economic impacts of our contributions to UN Sustainable Development Goals. In our projects, we see a connection towards most of the SDGs[1]. We consider this of key importance, however we currently have limited knowledge on how we can translate this to quantitative economic benefits. Therefore, we are looking for a research intern in able to combine economics to sustainability impacts. This requires a team-player, able to work independent, and not afraid of responsibilities. Your focus will be towards benefits on marine life and ecosystem services, therefore a background in (marine) ecosystems could prove beneficial.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assessing different methods to create environmental value
  • Develop easily measurable performance indicators
  • Translate performance indicators into economic value based on existing literature
  • Identify possibilities to fund SDG-contributions
  • Collaborate effectively with variety of team members and organizations

Qualifications and Qualities:

  • Currently Master student in Sustainability-related studies, preferably with a commercial focus and an understanding of (marine) ecosystems
  • Excellent English language skills, understanding of Dutch/Spanish is beneficial
  • Startup mentality: enthusiastic, independent, and getting things done with simple means.
  • Driven, curious and always focusing on solutions
  • Self-directed, quick learner
  • Able to perform well in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment
  • Good communicator


For more information and applying, please send CV and a short motivation to with subject “SDG Economics intern”

[1] Our projects are directly applicable to SDGs: 7) Affordable & clean energy; 8) Decent work & economic growth; 9) Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure; 10) Reduced inequalities; 11) Sustainable cities & communities; 13) Climate action; 14) Life below water; 17) Partnerships for the goals; and indirectly to SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, and 15.