Vacancy at GGGI: Intern, GGKP Programme Management

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16 May 2018
Position: Intern, Programme Managament 
Duty station: Seoul, South Korea
Application deadline: 15 June 2018 
Expected start date: 7 July 2018 


The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is looking for a talented individual to work to work closely with Thought Leadership (TL) team in the process of researching, compiling, and analyzing renewable energy and climate policy data, tools, guidelines, arranging documentations and perform the data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Knowledge Management Officer, Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), Office of Thought Leadership, the intern will be responsible for the following:

  • Identify and collect information on green growth projects being carried out by GGKP partners and other leading organizations in the field of green growth;
  • Identify and collect green growth and related policies enacted at the national level;
  • Identify, collect and categorize green growth resources to be part of the GGKP resources library and learning page, including green growth research and analysis, training courses, multimedia and online tools;
  • Conduct research, draft background notes, and provide overall support to GGKP research committees;
  • Track various knowledge sharing mechanisms, such as online knowledge sharing platforms, internal communication groups, topical conferences, etc., and report on key developments, news or events relevant to GGKP or it users; and
  • Assist in the identification, design and implementation of new knowledge sharing processes and mechanisms for the GGKP, including those which capitalize on the GGKP’s web platform.


Selection Process

  • Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and a cover letter in a single PDF file to:
  • File name: “[last name], [first name]”
  • Subject line: “Internship for GGKP Programme Management”
  • Applications that do not adhere to the selection instructions may not be considered.
  • Closing date: 15/06/2018
  • Advancing candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing deadline.
  •  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • GGGI evaluates applications based on: eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study and work experience (if any); and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work.
  • Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Why be an intern at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)?

If you are thinking of entering the world of international organizations and green growth, an internship at the GGGI could be the ideal start for you. The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand experience of the day-to-day working at GGGI. The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on GGGI’s current operational needs. GGGI welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply. You will be given an opportunity to work directly with outstanding and inspiring Green Growth professionals, participate in workshops and meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as innovative rethinking on sustainable green growth. Interns will be selected based on merit and cannot be children or siblings of current GGGI staff members.


Can you be a GGGI intern?

  • Are you enrolled in a Master's or in a Ph.D. program, or in the final year of a Bachelor’s program?
  • Have you completed Bachelor’s, Masters or PHD Degree in last 12 months?
  • Are you between a first degree and graduate school (gap year)?
  • Do you have excellent command of English?


Things to keep in mind for interns:

  • Duration: GGGI internship start on the 1st or 15th of the Month of February 2018 for a minimum duration of three months and can be as long as six months. Once selected, interns must begin your internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • Cost: GGGI interns are paid USD$500 per month. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Visa: GGGI will provide a supporting letter for visa. Interns will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
  • Travel: Intern will arrange and finance their travel to the internship location.
  • Medical insurance: Interns must present proof of valid medical insurance to GGGI.
  • Confidentiality: Interns 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.
  • Academic Credit: Interns may get academic credit from their institution of higher education for the internship. Interns need to check with their university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.
  • It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical glitches or delays. Late application will not be considered.
  • The internship programme is not intended to lead a career in GGGI. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the end of the internship.

About GGGI

Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

The Office of Thought Leadership (TL) plays a critical part in supporting GGGI’s global, regional, and country-level programs and projects by:

  • demonstrating GGGI’s leadership in evidence-based program planning and implementation, research, analysis, tools and methodologies, and knowledge dissemination, exchange, and cooperation;
  • producing GGGI’s flagship and strategic knowledge products;
  • conducting applied or policy research and analysis, and designing and disseminating analytical tools and methodologies;
  • overseeing GGGI’s knowledge sharing (South-South cooperation) activities;
  • leading climate diplomacy programs and activities;
  • providing technical support to operational teams; and
  • building and supporting partnerships with academic, research, and development institutions.