SA students can spend up to 6 months in Paris as part of this new program

Six emerging leaders with a passion for renewable energy will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend six months in Paris under a new paid internship.

Six emerging leaders with a passion for renewable energy will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend six months in Paris under a paid internship called ‘orogram’ sponsored by Neoen and the South Australian Government.

The SA Government and Neoen, a French leader in renewable energy production, are partnering to offer internship opportunities for final year or recently graduated university students, and applications now open.

SA has developed a global reputation for leadership in accelerating the transition to renewable energy, but there is still more work to do and this initiative demonstrates our states commitment to developing a strong pipeline of skills and experience to help forge our response to the Climate Emergency.

Over the past summer, renewable energy has accounted for around 81% of South Australia’s electricity demand, this is a clear sign that we are on course to achieve 100% renewables by 2030 which is an incredible milestone.

The state government’s Hydrogen Jobs Plan will bolster our reputation as the world watches on closely to South Australia and for our ways to capture and store renewable energy.

On return from Paris, interns will have valuable experience and knowledge that they can then contribute to South Australia as we continue to work towards our decarbonisation and net zero carbon emissions targets.

The first round of successful interns will begin in Paris in July, with a second round commencing early next year, all applicants asked to indicate their intake preference.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for six talented and passionate young South Australians,” said Tom Koutsantonis, Minister for Energy and Mining.

“We’re obviously keen to see local talent thrive and develop, and especially to encourage young South Australians to use their skills and expertise to benefit our state.”

“This is a unique experience to build world-class expertise in renewable energy technology in one of the world’s great cities, and to bring those skills back to South Australia to help continue our legacy as a world leader in renewable energy.”

Interns will learn from specialists at one of the world’s largest renewable energy organisations, gaining unrivalled experience working for a global company in a major European city.

Applications from subject areas including data science, business development, human resource management and procurement are strongly encouraged.

To be eligible for this incredible opportunity, applicants must be either in their final year of study, have recently completed their degree or be doing postgraduate studies. And of course, have a passion for
renewable energy.

An understanding of French or another European language is an advantage but not essential for this opportunity.

To find out more and to apply now, click here.

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