Intern Renewable Energy from Rice Residues

Current date: 23 April 2013
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Minimum period of 3 months (at least 48 days)
Location: Hanoi, Viet Nam


SNV is a Dutch development organization committed to eliminating poverty and inequity in emerging markets worldwide by catalyzing Market Based Solutions for the Poor. In Asia, SNV is active in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Bangladesh.

Leveraging 40 years of experience on-the-ground in emerging markets, SNV counts on more than 1,500 professionals in more than 100 offices in 40 countries in Asia, Africa, the Balkans, and Latin America.

SNV provides advisory services, knowledge and innovation, implements projects and programs, and promotes the development of local markets for capacity development.

SNV provides these services to leading public and private clients to catalyze innovative and strategic solutions that drive growth and performance while generating jobs, income and improved access to basic services for the low-income segment.

SNV Vietnam is looking for an intern as part of the Renewable Energy team working in the project “Sowing the seed of change: Community based Climate change mitigation through sustainable rice production”. One of the 4 project components is to utilize rice residues for renewable energy production and reduce greenhouse gas emission. Different renewable energy technologies and biomass conversion technologies will be studied and considered in this project. The study will cover all technical, social and economic aspects of the technologies. The intern will have chance to work with an intercultural team at SNV and different technology developers in the field of renewable energy in general and biomass in particular. The internship also offers wide range of knowledge in renewable energy which links also to environmental issues and climate change. 

Intern Position

The intern is expected to perform the following tasks:

- Work under direct supervision of the RE Advisor in the project
- Study renewable energy technologies for rice residues
- Assess rice residue resources in different areas of Vietnam
- Study of gasification technologies and biomass conversion technologies
- Carry the tests for different gasifier stoves
- Carry field surveys of gasifier stove users in the project areas (Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces)
- Support SNV advisors in conducting social study and workshops in the field
- Collect information and document the data of other renewable energy and biomass conversion technologies for rice residues.
- Admin support if required.

The intern must meet the following skills and qualifications:

- Vietnamese citizen
- Holding a University degree with a background relevant to mechanical engineering, thermal engineering, energy related engineering, industrial design, energy science, environmental engineering, or relevant disciplines
- Interest in fighting energy poverty and contributing to rural development
- Interest in hand-on work and field jobs
- Experience in academic research would be preferred
- Good English skills (in reading technical documents and drafting reports)
- Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, AutoCad
- Experience with biomass/gasification/industrial thermal application/improved stoves will be an asset.

The intern should possess the following competencies:

- Results-oriented, responsibility, able to work independently
- Respect for diversity, ability to work in teams, communication, creativity and commitment to continuous learning
- Willingness to travel within Vietnam


- SNV will pay the intern a living allowance and local travelling expenses when the intern is required to work in the fields out of the working station in Hanoi.
- He/she will benefit from working with multi-national team of professionals with rich and diverse fields of expertise.         

Applications should enclose a CV, a cover letter in English, and a scanned version of your University certificate. Please send applications via e-mail to Mr. Do Duc Tuong at [email protected], including "Intern Position Rice Residues - RE" in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis to identify appropriate candidates as soon as possible.

SNV Viet Nam Office
6th Floor, Building B, La Thanh hotel
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Tel.: + 84 4 3846 3791

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2013-05-15