Circular Economy / Environmental Analyst Intern

  • Circularity Gap Initiative
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Circular Economy / Environmental Analyst Intern

Job description

Circularity Gap Report Initiative Internship, Amsterdam, 4 - 6 months, part-time (3 days/week)

Start Date: Mid March 2021

Circle Economy is looking for an enthusiastic intern who wants to apply his/her affinity with data analysis, coding and sustainability/circularity. You are a detail-oriented individual who has proven Python coding skills and is keen to help us develop the environmental assessment methodologies we employ into robust, replicable and script-based models.

Insight is the new gold and data is the ores from where to extract it. The mission of our program is to distill insights that provide evidence for and boost the transition to a circular economy. The macroeconomic and environmental data landscape is vast, fragmented and in continuous expansion. Navigating it is not an easy endeavor. Circle Economy is a data-driven company and the Insights program is where most of the data magic happens. We couple daily work with state-of-the-art databases together with constant search for new and more insightful datasets across the internet. We manipulate and integrate the data through a set of methodologies to answer the questions of our clients and guide their effort to become more circular and, ultimately, more sustainable. Are you up for this challenge?

You will be working closely with an analyst from the CGRi Programme team to further develop the methods behind the Circularity Gap Report analysis and/or to translate them into streamlined and replicable python scripts. These methods span from Material Flow Analysis (MFA) to Input-Output Analysis (IOA) to Sankey Diagrams generation (visualization tools).

Circle Economy is a young team of 40+ driven and ambitious professionals, sharing the belief that the circular economy creates prosperity for all. We work in a lively and dynamic atmosphere in our open office space right in the heart of Amsterdam. At Circle Economy, we have a culture of getting things done while having fun, and apart from friendly and open team dynamics.


You are a talented MSc with a scientific background in Industrial Ecology, Applied Econometrics or Economics, Engineering, Data Science or similar. Additionally, you have:

  • Basic level of spoken English;
  • Proven coding skills with Python is a must. Proficiency with other languages (e.g. JavaScript, R) is a plus;
  • Affinity for working with large datasets and databases:
    • Experience in working with Input-Output databases (e.g. Exiobase, WIOD, GTAP, Eora) and/or hybrid IO-LCA methods is a big plus;
    • Experience in working with static or dynamic building stock and/or material/substance flow and stock models is a big plus;
  • General experience in conducting data analysis and modelling. Practical experience in data visualization is a plus;
  • Passion for circular economy / sustainability;
  • The ability to adhere to deadlines and work within constraints;
  • Eye for detail and the ability to work in a team as well as independently;
  • The ability to thrive in a dynamic working environment;

Reimbursement is offered of €250 per month gross based on 3 days/week, excluding travel stipend if necessary (up to a maximum of €100 per month).


To apply for this role, please submit your motivation letter, CV and at least one Python script (does not matter what it was made for) before the 26th of February.