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Cornelius Eich

Cornelius Eich

BA (Political Science & History)
Transatlantic Intern

Cornelius Eich worked as an Intern for the Ecologic Institute in Washington DC. He was dedicated to academic research in international energy, environmental, and climate policy. Cornelius Eich also focused on monitoring and analyzing current US political processes concerning the Arctic and energy security strategies. He works both in English and German, and speaks French fluently.

At the Ecologic Institute Cornelius Eich supported different transatlantic energy and environmental projects. He was involved in the Atlantic Future project, which monitors innovative policy trends and perspectives concerning transatlantic relationships within the context of globalization. Additionally, he provided support for policy analysis and recommendations for the transatlantic dialogue between the European Union and the United States. During his internship Cornelius Eich assisted in the preparation for the Arctic Summer College 2014, which is an interdisciplinary exchange platform of experts, government officials, scientists, and business stakeholders. Cornelius Eich also supported the planning and content development for the 2014 Emerging Leaders in Energy and Environmental Policy Network (ELEEP) conference: "Transatlantic Climate and Energy Dialogue - Moving forward."

Before Cornelius joined the Ecologic Institute, he worked as a scientific assistant at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Germany) and at the Center of European Policy (CEP) Freiburg (Germany). Cornelius Eich has held internships in different political and cultural institutions. From May to August 2012 Cornelius Eich worked for the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in the Transportation, Energy and Environment (TEE) section. He helped prepare for counselor meetings and provided comprehensive reports on US energy security, EU-US resources, energy management policies, as well as comparative studies on transatlantic environmental policies. During his internship in the political science department of the Heidelberger Center for American Studies (HCA), Cornelius Eich helped plan events themed around the US-Presidential Election 2012. In 2011, Cornelius was an intern at the Cultural Department of the German Goethe Institut Bordeaux (France). He assisted with political dialog projects on the Triangle of Weimar Bordeaux. 2010 Cornelius Eich worked at the Department of International and European Affairs Federal Government of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany). There, he was involved in building up networking structures in order to share best practices of EU information services with other departments of federal states. Additionally, Cornelius Eich developed strategies for youth associations addressing European policy to integrate in a better way. During his internship at the German Bundestag, he did research on the EU financial crisis and EU integration policy. Cornelius Eich also worked at the Saxon State Parliament (Germany). During this internship he provided press reviews, briefings, and supported the 2009 election campaign.

Cornelius Eich is a Master student of Political Science at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg in his final year. He graduated in 2012 from the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg. For one term each, he also studied at the Institut d’etudes politiques Bordeaux and at the Univérsité Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux III (France).