July 2019- Cairo, Egypt: With great pleasure and excitement the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) family welcomed on board six new interns, as part of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth ™ (APSEY).
Joining us from six different member states, namely, Egypt, Djibouti, Yemen, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon, the young renewable energy enthusiasts will be spending six months at RCREEE. During their internship, they will have hands-on training on data mining, research and analysis skills through direct involvement in RCREEE regional and country level research and analysis tools activities and through placement in RCREEE projects under the supervision of RCREEE team.
The call for candidates of the twelfth round was launched in March 2019. It was met with great interest, attracting over 950 applications making the selection process difficult given the massive response and the high quality of applications received from RCREEE member states.
Based on the strong belief of the importance of empowering youth for a sustainable future, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has co-financed APSEY ™ program since 2014. The support was extended in 2016 and later in 2018 for interns from Yemen, Sudan, Palestine, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia and Syria.
To date, we have had the privilege of hosting around 65 young professional from RCREEE member states whom have successfully completed the internship program.
The Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth™ (APSEY) is a regional sustainable energy internship program which targets young professionals and post graduate students of engineering, economy, and law fields from the Arab region.
The program aims to boost technical and operational capacities of the region’s young talents interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency fields. The program recruits 12 interns every year on two rounds for a hands-on experience in the center’s research and analysis, policy briefs, technical assistance, and other related activities. The opportunity covers full travel and accommodation expenses in Cairo in addition to a monthly salary.