USA Graduate Analyst Programme

At Aurora Energy Research, we develop intelligent and influential research, publications and consulting services that are vital to the global energy transformation.

Jackson Parthasarathy - Graduate Analyst

Through analysis and insights based on leading modelling of energy markets, we support strategy, policy and investment decisions for a spectrum of energy market participants.

We’ve developed trusting relationships with hundreds of clients, including energy companies, investment funds, banks, network operators and governments.

Our success is built on a supportive team culture that helps talented people to develop their skills and expertise, excel in their work, and make a difference to the world.

From our offices in Oxford, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Sydney, Austin and the San Francisco Bay Area, we cover the energy markets of a growing list of countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and the US.

Opportunities at Aurora

Have an impact on the global transition to a cleaner, more efficient energy system

In countries around the world, the energy system is decarbonising, decentralising and digitalising. At Aurora, you will help companies and governments make better decisions to navigate this transition by providing independent analysis and insights.

Your thinking will contribute to tackling some of the biggest energy challenges, including climate change, access to electricity, and the cost and security of energy supplies.

Apply and develop your problem-solving, communications and analytical skills
At Aurora, you will apply the skills you have developed through your studies to solving some of our clients’ most interesting and intricate problems.

Through a mix of structured training programmes and on-the-job learning, we will help you raise your abilities to the next level, preparing you to build trusting relationships with clients, develop new business opportunities, nurture teams and communicate complex ideas with crystal clarity. 

Our Graduate Analysts opportunity is now open - click here to learn more and apply.

Join a diverse, ambitious, friendly and supportive team

We’re committed to building a company where everyone can achieve their potential in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Aurora brings together people from over 30 countries around the world, and with a broad range of professional and life experiences. We seek to provide further support and opportunities for groups under-represented in the energy sector.

Help build a rapidly growing and innovative company

Founded in 2013, Aurora has grown rapidly to around 350 people but retains the entrepreneurial atmosphere of a start-up. We continue to seek opportunities from new markets, new modelling approaches and new ways of thinking. At Aurora, you will learn from leading experts on the energy markets, develop your own ideas and help map out the future course for our business.

Influence the public debate and inform the strategy of high-profile clients

At Aurora, you will contribute to reports for our clients, engage with them through consulting projects and subscriber meetings, and help us run conferences that regularly attract hundreds of delegates from across the energy sector. Aurora’s work has been influential in changing the course of policy decisions in our key markets.

Work with some of Europe’s most advanced energy system modelling

Our modelling team produces sophisticated and flexible proprietary forecasting of the energy market that sets us apart from other companies. As an analyst at Aurora, you will use the findings of the modelling team’s work to understand the energy system more clearly, in more depth, and with more impact.

Our Graduate Analyst Programme

For recent graduates joining Aurora’s Austin office, we offer the opportunity to receive mentorship and training for an immediate hands-on role. We offer a programme designed to provide:

  • Accelerated training in how energy markets work
  • Involvement in live client projects
  • An opportunity to contribute to some of the most influential reports in the industry
  • A chance to build up your toolkit of analytical, teamwork and communication skills
  • An understanding of how Aurora fits together and of the opportunities in the company


As our team is expanding, we have a number of graduate-level positions available within the following departments at Aurora: 

  • Advisory: executing bespoke consulting projects for clients
  • Research: developing market forecast reports and original in-depth research on the future of energy systems

Your position will be allocated based on both your interests and the needs of the business at the time.

We endeavour to expose you to work across different teams to give you a broad sense of Aurora’s business.

Our application process

CV screening

Our screening team will review your CV and cover letter and agree whether to invite you to an interview.

First round interview

We will arrange to speak with you via MS Teams for around 30 minutes where we will want to learn more about your motivation and experience.

Second round interview

If you are successful in our first-round interview, we will invite you to a 60-minute MS Teams interview. The interview will include a mixture of qualitative and quantitative questions and case study exercises where you can demonstrate how you think through and solve problems.

Final round interview

If you are successful in our second-round interview, we will invite you to visit our Austin office. Prior to the visit, we will ask you to complete a practical task and present this during the final interview.

As in earlier rounds, the final round may include a mixture of questions about how you have shown your abilities in your past experiences and case study exercises where you can demonstrate how you think through and solve problems.


If you are successful in our final round interview, we will make you an offer of a position at Aurora, to begin work in our Austin office in June 2023.

What we look for

Our Graduate Analyst Program is open to you if you have studied at a top university and you are: 

  • A final-year undergraduate who is on track for a high GPA
  • A final-year graduate student holding a high GPA from their undergraduate degree
  • A recent graduate holding a high GPA from their undergraduate degree

You will need to be available to join in June 2023.

Our team look for evidence of the following qualities in applications:

  • An ability to collect, analyse and, interpret complex information
  • An ability to communicate and collaborate with a range of people
  • Quantitative skills
  • Effective team work
  • Strong interest in the energy industry

Aurora is committed to the principle that no employee or job applicant shall receive unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, or maternity.

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