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The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. To learn more please visit about GGGI web page.

The Global Green Growth Institute internship program (also called "Grow Green" Program) provides a unique learning opportunity for students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds. The program is designed for talented and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to GGGI’s operations. The program allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the Institute and provides assistance and training in various professional fields in a multicultural environment. We encourage qualified young professionals with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds to apply.


We are looking for a talented and motivated individual to work with us in the Carbon Pricing Unit (CPU) in Seoul HQ for the “Supporting Preparedness for Article 6 Cooperation (IKI-SPAR6C)” program.

The assignment will include the following but not limited to assisting the IKI-SPAR6C Program Manager in:

  • Conducting research related to Article 6 and international carbon market development in SPAR6C project countries and globally.
  • Jointly producing knowledge products related to climate change mitigation, carbon and climate finance and other issues in SPAR6C countries
  • Organizing virtual and in-person knowledge exchange events related to SPAR6C and other Carbon Pricing Unit activities
  • Review and revision of SPAR6C project documents and related deliverables from consortium partners (e.g. technical reports, communications materials, etc.) as needed
  • Organizing, version controlling & archiving documents in a systematic manner.
  • Attending relevant meetings, drafting minutes, and ensuring timely clearance and distribution.
  • The intern will belong to a diverse and professional environment and will benefit from mentorship, development of challenging professional tasks and daily basis interaction with other colleagues


Internship Duration: 15 April 2024 – 15 September 2024




Support program manager with preparations for SPAR6C COPASIC Annual Meeting

  • Develop a plan of action for implementing the SPAR6C Annual Meeting

May 2024

  • Develop materials for the event, including activity and presentation materials

May – September 2024

Support the coordination of capacity building activities in SPAR6C

  • Support program teams with the development of capacity building materials
  • Join capacity building task force meetings on a bi-weekly basis
  • Manage shared files related to capacity building in the SPAR6C cloud
  • Present lessons learned to CPU team

May – September 2024

Support country teams with knowledge sharing and communications

  • Support the development of SPAR6C presentations for each country team

June 2024

  • Support country teams and global communications lead on the development of publications and communications for SPAR6C

May-September 2024


Applicants to the GGGI internship program must 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.
  • Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to the Institute’s work.
  • Enthusiasm towards finding creative and long-lasting solutions to reduce climate change challenges.
  • Possess an excellent command of English.

  • Background in sustainability, environmental engineering, environmental economics, policy, or environmental law.
  • Understanding of the global climate crisis, global climate agreements (e.g., Paris Agreement) and the role of economic instruments to reduce it.
  • Academic, work, or personal experience of translating difficult technical concepts into understandable knowledge materials.
  • Ability to quickly understand complex issues, ready to anticipate and provide necessary support to the team leader and those who need support
  • Creativity and initiative applied to knowledge sharing.
  • Strong command of written English (native level).
  • Able to work effectively with other teams of a high degree of cultural/professional diversity.

  • 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 the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.


Duration: The internship program is for at least three months and up to six months. Once selected, interns must begin the internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.

Stipend: GGGI interns receive a monthly stipend of 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 upon returning the signed internship contract.

Confidentiality: Interns must keep confidential all unpublished information obtained during 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.