HQ: Internship Opportunity with Korea Liaison Unit

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Global Green Growth Institute

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Seoul, South Korea

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10 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.


If you are thinking of entering the world of international organizations and green growth, an internship at the GGGI could be the ideal start for you. The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand experience of the day-to-day working at GGGI. The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on GGGI’s current operational needs. GGGI welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply. You will be given an opportunity to work directly with outstanding and inspiring Green Growth professionals, participate in workshops and meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as innovative rethinking on sustainable green growth. Interns will be selected based on merit and cannot be children or siblings of current GGGI staff members.

  • Are you enrolled in a Masters or in a Ph.D. program, or in the final year of a Bachelors program?
  • Have you completed Bachelor’s, Masters or PHD Degree in last 12 months?
  • Are you between a first degree and graduate school (gap year)?
  • Do you have excellent command of English?

Republic of Korea, HQ
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 Korea Liaison Unit (KLU) to support relevant activities for a duration of six (6) months. The tasks given throughout will not only provide the intern an opportunity to gain understanding of the works within an international organization, but also insights into the Korea Official Development Assistance (ODA).

The assignment will include the following but not limited to:

  • Assist the unit in managing the BIMP-EAGA-ROK Cooperation Fund (BKCF) via reviewing submitted proposals and monitoring of ongoing projects and budget,
  • Support communications with internal and external stakeholders and prepare relevant communication materials,
  • Provide assistance to the unit with managing its funds,
  • Aid technical support in project-related documentation including Project Documents (P/Ds), reporting materials, memos, and communications letters,
  • Translate relevant documents from Korean to English and vice versa, and
  • Provide other related tasks assigned from time to time by the team.


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 Ph.D. 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.
  • Possess an excellent command of English.

  • Recent graduate in a Bachelor’s or Master’s- or enrolled in a PhD-level program in economics, development economics, accounting, business administration, management & public administration or related field preferred
  • Experience in financial management and/or project budget management would be an advantage
  • Proven computer literate in standard office software applications skills, ability to quickly master other software
  • Strong analytical skills, with a drive for data analysis, modelling and interpretation
  • Excellent English communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in the field of financial modeling or economic statistics
  • Ability to work/deliver under time pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds

  • Applications 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 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 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.