Currently there are 2 vacancies at ERRA:

ERRA Junior Regulatory Research Associate

The Energy Regulators Regional Association, an inter-institutional organisation comprising independent energy and water regulatory bodies, is looking for an in-house Junior Regulatory Research Associate to join its Budapest team with the objective to enhance regulatory expert knowledge of the Association and member organisations and to expand ERRA’s internal know-how and expertise on technical and professional aspects.

Position Overview:

The ERRA Junior Regulatory Research Associate will serve as a full-time ERRA employee working from the ERRA Secretariat’s Office (in Budapest, Hungary) in order to guide and support ERRA’s various projects. The Research Associate will play a significant role in the development and implementation of the professional content of the in-house research and benchmarking. The Research Associate will also seek to identify donor cooperation opportunities and projects which might fall under ERRA’s scope and participate in the project preparation and partnership coordination process.

For more information on the Job Advertisement please refer to this document.

Applications must be received by February 18, 2019 through ERRA’s website at:

Please do not send applications to the email address of the Secretariat!


ERRA Internship

The ERRA Secretariat offers intern position(s) to graduate students interested in utility regulation with the ability to produce benchmarking and other analytical type of publications for the purposes of the Association. ERRA interns are graduate students interested in utility regulation with the ability to produce benchmarking and other analytical type of publications for the purposes of the Association. Selected intern(s) might decide to work at the ERRA Secretariat (Budapest, Hungary).

1.1 Scope

Candidates should have specific ideas on the subject of research. Interns will have full access to resource documents, information, data available to ERRA. In addition, the ERRA may encourage its member organisations to provide additional data and information for the purposes of the intern’s research. The selected intern(s) will have the opportunity to join ERRA Committee and Working Group meetings and training courses organized during the internship.

1.2 Proposed research fields

  • electricity system regulation
  • gas system regulation
  • district heating regulation
  • water supply utility regulation
  • regulatory governance

1.3 Duration

  • Minimum 2 months, maximum 6 months.
  • Interns work flexible hours. 30 hours/ working week.

1.4 Requirements

Education: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a masters/graduate level program in engineering, finance, economics, accounting, law, public policy, public administration or a related field, or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) from such a program.


  • Excellent command of English is indispensable
  • Strong PC skills
  • Good level of analytical, communication and cooperation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work towards deadlines


  • Practical experience, e.g. previous internships
  • Knowledge of Russian language is an advantage
  • Flexibility regarding location and business trips

1.5 Application process

The applicant should send the following for application:

  • Cover letter in English or Russian language (250-500 words) explaining how the internship relates to his/her objectives, expectations, and future goals; including experiences and skills that make him/her a strong candidate for the internship position.
  • Current Resume.
  • Copy of documents proving current masters or graduate program.
  • References.

The ERRA may decide to invite the applicant for an interview.

The recruitment of an intern shall be made by way of an internship agreement between ERRA and the intern. The internship agreement may be terminated by both bodies on two weeks notice by way of a reasoned termination letter.

1.6 Remuneration

Cost: ERRA interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, accommodation, medical insurance and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.

1.7 Confidentiality

Intern(s) must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.

1.8 Copyrights

Any professional material produced by the intern during the internship period shall be the express property of ERRA. These materials can be used by the intern for other purposes with the approval of ERRA.

For more information and application process please contact the ERRA Secretariat.

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