GROWTH@IRENA Invites Undergrads to Train During the Summer of 2019


Around the world millions of young people seek meaningful work experience but struggle to find employers willing to take a chance on them. To help address this situation for those looking for a future career in renewable energy and sustainability, IRENA invites students to join the Agency for its annual summer trainee programme.

A summer traineeship is a great way to learn on-the-job skills, grow a professional network, and learn more about what kind of career you want. Students who undertake work experience make better-informed career choices and have a chance to refine their interpersonal and professional skills.

GROWTH@IRENA is a summer trainee programme that provides undergraduate students with opportunities to learn from experts and gain practical experience by working with IRENA.

Who IRENA is looking for

GROWTH@IRENA is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme in engineering, economics, development, international affairs, finance, business administration, communications or a related field. Applicants to the programmme must be passionate about renewable energy.

Application Process

The programme is receiving applications until 18 April 2019. By 19 May 2019 selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Learn how to apply and see the list of required documents, in the GROWTH@IRENA brochure.

When and where

Selected students will be offered a 4 to 8 week placement at the IRENA Headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi between July and August 2019.