HQ: Communications Intern, Green Growth Knowledge Partnership

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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 to 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 in written, online and creative communication work.

This internship is expected to be particularly beneficial for candidates who seek early-stage development into communications or creativity professional in the public sector in international contexts, or those who would like to apply their training into professional outputs for international audience.

This internship offers two distinct and interrelated streams of work: written and online communication, and creative communication. Applicants are encouraged to review the outlined tasks and qualifications for each stream and identify the stream they are applying to in their application.

Under the written and online communications stream, the intern would perform the following tasks depending on the skill set and development path of the intern:

  • Monitor, collect and analyse key performance metrics on online and web communications, including website traffic, event analytics, social media audience and other communication activity data
  • Draft newsletters, event write-ups, press releases, social media posts and report sections
  • Assist management of and identify improvements for GGKP social media accounts on LinkedIn, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter
  • Support planning, coordination and delivery of online or in-person events
  • 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)

Under the creative communications stream, the intern would perform one or more of the following tasks depending on the skill set and development path of the intern:

  • Create informative or promotional graphics for publication, web and social media
  • Support layout of publications according to GGKP and GGGI publication standards
  • Produce audio or video outputs from existing or original sources
  • Provide inputs to visual guidelines or UX/UI design for new products
  • Visualise data-based results from project activities and quantitative data for input into research and reports
  • 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 a working command of English.

  • For written and online communications stream, excellent command of English and experience of using English outside of academic settings. Familiarity or previous experience in using social media for business or professional contexts is a plus.
  • For creative communications stream, skills, previous experience in or willingness to learn use of Adobe Creative Suite apps(s) or similar software, particularly on one or more of the following: page layout, infographic design, audio or video editing, data visualization, web or UX/UI design
  • Proven computer literacy in standard office software applications skills, as well as willingness to learn new tools required
  • 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.