Energy Regulatory Commission Youth Internship Programme

Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is established under the Energy Act, 2006 as the energy   sector regulatory agency, with responsibility for economic and technical regulation of electric power, renewable energy and downstream petroleum sub-sectors. This mandate includes tariff setting and review, licensing, enforcement of standards, dispute settlement and approval of power purchase and network service contracts.   The management of the ERC is vested with the board of commissioners which consist of; the Chairman, the Principal Secretary, State Department of Energy in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, the Director General, and five other Commissioners. The Director General (DG) is the Chief Executive Officer.  Under the DG is a team of professionals in the fields of engineering, law, economics, environmental science, finance, human resource management, procurement, ICT among others.

ERC Youth Attachment/Internship Objective

The objective of the ERC Youth Attachment/Internship is to develop youthful ability to take up employment opportunities in the energy, business  and manufacturing sector. ERC Youth Attachment /Internship provides an opportunity to gain on- the- job experience, increase knowledge, develop career goals and put together professional network.
The Commission is therefore inviting interested candidates from recognized universities and colleges to apply for internship, industrial attachment and apprenticeship placement.

Successful candidates will be placed in the following Departments or Sections;

  1. Communications and Public affairs
  2. Economic Regulation
  3. Electricity
  4. Environment Health & Safety
  5. Finance
  6. Human Resources & Administration
  7. Information Communication & Technology
  8. Internal Audit
  9. Legal Affairs
  10. Petroleum
  11. Procurement
  12. Registry
  13. Renewable Energy
  14. Strategy, Planning and Performance

Basic Requirements

An application, attaching the following:

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae
  2. Formal Written Application letter
  3. University/College Certificate or Completion Letter (for those who have completed and have not graduated)
  4. A letter of recommendation for attachment from the learning institution (for continuing students)
  5. Individual performance transcripts
  6. A copy of the national identity card

Note that a valid copy of student accident cover will be required when starting the internship.

Personal Attributes

  1. A well rounded individual (flexible)
  2. A person of integrity
  3. Should possess interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Team player
  5. Strong analytical skills
  6. Must be computer literate

Application procedure

ERC hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates. Opportunities are available in the departments/sections mentioned under the Internship Objective Section. If interested, Login to the portal, and submit the online application, attaching the requirements mentioned under the Basic Requirements Section, so as to be received on or before the following deadlines:

Internship Period Application Deadline
January, February, March December 15th
April, May, June March 15th
July, August, September June 15th
October, November, December September 15th


  • ERC Youth internship/attachment programme is FREE of charge;
  • INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered or reviewed;
  • ERC WILL NOT EXTEND OR OFFER EMPLOYMENT after the completion of the program.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

ERC is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing, directly or indirectly, will result to disqualification.
Persons living with disability (PWD) who have the required qualifications and skills are encouraged to apply.

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