Vacancy at GGGI: Internship: GGKP Annual Conference 2019 Renewable Energy Research Program

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2 April 2019

Position: Renewable Energy Research Program Intern

Organization: Global Green Growth Institute

Duty Station: Korea

Closing Date: 17 April 2019


Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is looking for a talented individual to work in the Thought Leadership (TL) Department in the Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) to coordinate and support the research program that forms a core part of the GGKP Annual Conference. The selected intern will be expected to play a prominent role in contributing to the planning, preparation, and implementation of the GGKP Annual Conference and actively engaging, where possible and appropriate, in other GGGW-affiliated events during GGGW 2019.

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.



  • support the GGKP Annual Conference scientific/academic review panel overseeing the call for papers, including supporting the GGGI Co-Chair and any other Co-Chairs involved in the panel; 

  • support the call for papers and respond to any questions from interested authors, as applicable, leading up to the due date;

  • receive, compile, and organize all submitted papers (estimated to be more than 200 papers), ensuring they are properly submitted, and formatted, and are otherwise complete;

  • conduct an initial screening/vetting of all papers to identify the most important papers to be reviewed by the panel;

  • coordinate the full review process involving the entire review panel, including assigning specific review of papers by individual members of the panel and following up regularly with reviewers on a timely basis;

  • communicate with authors regarding acceptance of papers (approximately 40), proposed modifications to accepted papers, or rejections of papers;

  • confirm participation by research paper authors in the GGKP Annual Conference and scheduling their speaking assignments;

  • work with other GGGI and GGKP colleagues to develop portions of the GGKP Annual Conference schedule/agenda involving all breakout sessions during which papers will be presented;

  • support logistical arrangements for authors leading up to, during, and after the GGKP Annual Conference; and

  • assist with other tasks associated with the convening of the GGKP Annual Conference as necessary


  • Enrolled or a recent graduate in a Master’s- or PhD-level energy-related program preferred, focusing on renewable or sustainable energy, energy efficiency, environmental policy, engineering, economics, or related field;

  • Experience in organizing a call for papers and research-oriented conference would be an added strength;

  • Background in sustainable energy-related research and anslysis;

  • A strong background in preparation of research publications focused on sustainable energy issues would be an added strength;

  • Proven computer literate in standard office software applications skills, and the ability to work or facilitate building quantitative models, web and database programming skills;

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds;

  • Excellent English communication skills, particularly with writing and/or editing experience in the field of sustainable energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, or climate change mitigation (in English); and

  • Korean language skills would be an added strength.


  • 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.


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