HQ: Business Development Intern, Green Growth Knowledge Partnership

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Global Green Growth Institute

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Seoul, South Korea

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17 days ago

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 Climate Action and Inclusive Development (CAID) Unitplays a critical part in supporting GGGI’s global, regional, and country-level programs and projects.

The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP), with secretariat offices in GGGI (Seoul) and UNEP (Geneva), is a global community of policy, business, and finance professionals and organisations committed to collaboratively generating, managing, and sharing knowledge on the transition to an inclusive green economy. For more information on the GGKP, please visit (www.greengrowthknowledge.org/about-us).

Republic of Korea, HQ
Contract Type
Salary scale
Contract Duration
3-6 months (9:00 – 18:00), flexible work arrangements to be discussed
Deadline (23:59 KST)
Job Reference

We are looking for a motivated individual to support the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) team in the Climate Action and Inclusive Development (CAID) unit to support business development and product design for expansion efforts of the team and its services.

This internship is expected to be particularly beneficial for candidates who seek early-stage development in the area of business development or product management, in the intersection of public and private sector, such as green business, green finance or “ESG” implementation.

Under direct supervision of the Senior Officer, Green Growth Knowledge Partnership, the intern will perform the following tasks:

  • Identify potential and existing client needs and value proposition for business expansion or new product development
  • Carry out market research, such as market sizing, market structure, customer analysis and impact potential
  • Track progress of new and existing services and identify areas for improvement
  • Draft and provide inputs to concept notes, publications, PowerPoint slides and other informational materials and proposals
  • Identify, collect, summarise and post knowledge resources including research publications, case studies, impact stories and multimedia from partners and other established sources (universal task for all interns in the team)


To be eligible for an internship, candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (ideally in final year), Master’s or PhD program prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate within the last 12 months.
  • Possess an excellent command of English.

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or PhD program or a recent graduate within the last 12 months in business, economics, finance, international studies or a related field preferred.
  • Familiarity with or ability to quickly learn various topics of sustainable development.
  • Excellent English communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in one or more fields related to green growth or international topics in professional context. Working level familiarity with other UN working languages or languages of GGGI member countries is not expected but would be a plus.
  • Proven computer literacy in standard office software applications, as well as willingness to learn new tools.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds and timezones.

  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Closing date: 31 January 2023
  • 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.


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 unless the interns are otherwise sponsored by another institution above this amount. 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 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.