Working together to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy

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The Agency has a staff of 260 enthusiastic professionals (energy analysts, modellers, data managers/statisticians, technicians, secretaries and support staff) working together on global energy challenges with the objective of building secure and sustainable energy supplies and markets, as platforms for promoting economic development, protecting the environment and eliminating energy poverty for the benefit of people world wide.

Staff come from a wide range of backgrounds – government ministries, the private sector, international organisations and research institutes – and range from senior energy experts to talented young people just finishing their studies with one or two years work experience.

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All Agency staff are hard working, flexible, organised and enjoy the dynamic multi-cultural environment. They are numerate and computer literate. Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential as this is the working language.  Knowledge of other languages is an advantage. French is required for support staff.

Applications are welcome from accomplished men and women who are nationals of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,  Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg,  Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Recruitment is done through our sister organisation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The conditions of service are also shared with the OECD. 

The offices of the Agency are located in central Paris near the Eiffel Tower. The Agency also takes Staff on loan from ministries, agencies and companies who are working in fields of interest to the Agency. We also offer some internships to post-graduate students studying in disciplines related to our mission.

For more information on all traineeship enquiries and registration:

Download a pdf which highlights the structure of the IEA