HQ: Communications Intern, Green Growth Knowledge Partnership

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Global Green Growth Institute

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Seoul, South Korea

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16 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.

Co-hosted in GGGI’s CAID unit (Seoul) and UNEP (Geneva), the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (www.greengrowthknowledge.org) was launched in January 2014 to support a global partnership of over 100 leading international organizations, research institutes and think tanks focused on:

i. Collaboratively identifying knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice;

ii. Catalysing knowledge generation to address these gaps; and

iii. Sharing and disseminating green growth knowledge.

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Bank comprise GGKP’s Steering Committee, and provide strategic direction and oversight for the initiative.

Republic of Korea, HQ
Contract Type
Salary scale
Contract Duration
3-6 months
Date to close (KST)
Job Reference

We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Climate Action and Inclusive Development Department (CAID) in the Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) to support the communications work of the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) and of the overall GGGI organization.

Depending on the abilities and interests of the intern, the assignment will include one or more of the following tasks across GGGI and GGKP communications:

    • Consolidate and organize results and success stories across GGGI, GGKP and its partners, draft email newsletters, create presentation materials and provide support to promotional publications
    • Draft event write-ups, press releases and live coverage content on GGGI and GGKP events, workshops and conferences, including on the Global Green Growth Week
    • Assist management of GGKP social media accounts and online community engagement including through drafting posts and identifying social media trends
    • Provide inputs to and assist design of outreach materials including social media postcards, infographics, flyers and videos
    • Identify, collect, summarise and curate green growth knowledge resources, including research publications, case studies, impact stories, lessons learned and multimedia


To be eligible for an internship, candidates must at the time of application meet the following requirements:

    • 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.
    • Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to one or more of the outlined tasks.
    • 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 communications, marketing, design or related field preferred.
    • Previous experience in communications, marketing or creativity work in a professional, English-speaking context is desirable.
    • Proven computer literacy in standard office software applications skills, as well as willingness to learn new tools required. Working proficiency in one or more of Adobe Creative Suite apps and/or website content environments (Wordpress, Drupal), is an asset.
    • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds and timezones.

  • 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.

    • 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.