Mexico: Sustainable Landscapes Internship

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Global Green Growth Institute

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Mexico City, Mexico

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12 days ago

GGGI’s Mexico Office is developing a new thematic area, starting from 2022, on Sustainable Landscapes in close relationship with the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT for its acronym in Spanish) Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER for its acronym in Spanish) and other relevant stakeholders at National and Subnational level.

Sustainable Landscapes centres on sustaining healthy and functioning forests, agrarian landscapes, waterways, coastal and marine ecosystems. Forests, soils, wetlands (including peatlands and mangroves) as well as marine systems are natural assets or natural capital which are interconnected and provide services which are of significant value to sustaining local and global economies. Key economic sectors in agriculture, forestry and other land uses have been key drivers of deforestation. According to CONAFOR, agriculture and livestock accounted for approximately 95% of Mexico’s deforestation from 2001 to 2018. Moreover, 20-24% of global GHGs come from the AFOLU sectors and although mangrove forests represent less than 1% of tropical forest area globally, they account for up to 10% of all emissions from deforestation. Recent studies have also highlighted that tropical peat fires – usually because of agriculture or poor land management – account for at least 25% of the total GHGs from deforestation.

Sustainable management and restoring the functions of these forests, waterways, agrarian, coastal and marine systems is critical for inclusive and sustainable economic growth – green growth. Even though the private sector is financing increasing numbers of projects in these natural resource-based sectors, investment towards landscape restoration falls short by approximately USD 300 billion a year. Private investment in sustainable natural resource use and restoration of landscapes are scarce. Risks remain too high for mainstream investors and regulatory policy uncertain for sustainable and climate resilient investments.

Thus, GGGI seeks an intern to support the Sustainable Landscapes workstream conducive to its consolidation.

Mexico City
Contract Type
Salary scale
Contract Duration
6 months
Deadline (23:59 KST)
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We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Mexico Program Office to support the development of the sustainable landscapes workstream in the Mexico Program Office through the development of the following:


Support the Sustainable Landscape Officer by developing minutes, agendas, executive summaries of events, workshops, meetings, etc.


Support research, analysis and systematisation efforts on good practices and recommendations, as well as in the development and consolidation of inputs, reports, technical notes, among others, in line with the CPF 2021-2025.


Support research, analysis, and systematisation on key topics related to sustainable landscapes for the elaboration of policy briefs. Elaborate ad hoc power point presentations.


Support capacity building efforts, including the delivery of workshop/webinars and exchanges of experiences.


Support the monitoring of activities established between GGGI and its partners regarding sustainable landscapes and key elements aligned to the CPF 2021-2025.


Support the elaboration of communication material for social media, counterparts, and general public on Sustainable Landscapes.


Support the organisation of knowledge sharing national and international forums.


Map international, regional, and national events and forums of interest to GGGI’s work on Sustainable Landscapes.


Support elaboration of quarterly reports, minutes, and other documentation.


Support analysis and planning through the development of GIS data.


Timely consolidation of inputs required for GGGI and SEMARNAT, INECC, CONABIO, SADER, and subnational governments.


Applicants to the GGGI internship program must at the time of application meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or PhD program prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate within the last 12 months.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in agriculture, forestry, rural development, and environmental studies
  • Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to the Institute’s work
    • Have good computer literacy in standard Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and graphic design software applications (photo and video editing)
    • A personal or professional background in agriculture or forestry is a plus
  • Possess an excellent command of English and Nepali (presumably)

  • Application that do not adhere to the selection instructions may not be considered
  • 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 level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work
  • Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

  • Duration: The internship program is for at least three months and up to six months. Once selected, interns must begin your internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • Stipend: GGGI interns receive a monthly stipend of USD $500 per month (unless agreed to be funded by sponsoring institutions). All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns themselves or 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 upon returning the signed internship contract.
  • Confidentiality: Interns must 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.
  • Working Hours: interns are expected to work during normal working hours. Leave should be pre-approved by the Intern Manager, and the latter should inform the Office of HR accordingly.
  • Learning Outcomes: before completion of the internship, Intern Managers are expected to review the learning outcomes with the intern.
  • Certificate: provided upon successful completion of the internship, upon request.

Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.