GGGI Internship - Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme

 Global Green Growth Institute Internship Program



Application period for the program:

until 31st January 2021

Internship duration:

6 months (9:00 – 18:00 working days)


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 Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a financing mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is specifically established to provide financial support so that countries like Indonesia can reach their GHG emissions reduction targets. The GCF can provide financial support to Indonesia by channeling funds to green projects and programs. Such projects can be designed and submitted to the GCF through domestic and international accredited entities, including from the private sector – if such projects align with the country’s related strategies, plans, and legislation. The main communication channel between the GCF and countries is the nationally appointed National Designated Authority (NDA), hosted by the Fiscal Policy Agency (FPA) of the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia. 


The FPA has selected GGGI as the Delivery Partner to implement the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme Proposal (“the Readiness Project”). The Project aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of the NDA and national actors, to build a pipeline of climate change projects and enhance country ownership. The Readiness Program consists of a range of activities to achieve four Readiness outcomes:

  1. Development of an institutional capacity and coordination mechanisms to govern and coordinate climate finance; 
  2. Stakeholder engagement relevant to country programming strengthened;
  3. Direct access to climate finance strengthened; and
  4. Climate finance mobilized.


The successful candidate will gain first-hand exposure to climate finance in Indonesia, especially in its effort to mobilize GCF funding for climate change projects. Details on the proposed assignments are provided in the following sections.


Why be an intern at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)?

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.


Can you be a GGGI intern?

·    You are enrolled in a Master or in a Ph.D. program, OR you are in the final year of a Bachelor program, OR you have completed Bachelor’s, Masters or Ph.D. Degree in the last 12 months, OR you are between a first degree and graduate school (gap year)

·    You have excellent command of English.


Things to keep in mind for interns:

·    Duration: The internship program lasts for six months. Once selected, interns must begin their internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.

·    Cost: GGGI interns are paid 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.

·    Travel: Intern will arrange and finance their travel to the internship location.

·    Medical insurance: Interns must present proof of valid medical insurance to GGGI.

·    Confidentiality: Interns must be discreet and 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.


Current Opportunity

We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Readiness Team to assist the team with research, operational and administrative services.

The assignment will include the followings but not limited to:


·       A commitment to work full-time (40 hours per week) for six months.

·       Desk research of sector knowledge and companies/ entities related to topics of project/ program proposal submission to the FPA;

·       Support the Readiness Project team in preparing the narrative of recommendation report to the Head of FPA concerning No Objection Letter (“NOL”) issuance;

·       Assist in workshops and other events;

·       Prepare minutes of workshops, events, and meetings;

·       Arrange physical and electronic database documentation and ensure the database is consistent, well-structured and has clear reference;

·       Research and assistance in drafting written reports for internal and external use based on guidelines provided by the Readiness Project Team;

·       Perform translation, editing, and proofreading various reports and documents prepared by the consultants or the Readiness Project team.



·       Candidate must be in the final year of an undergraduate/graduate degree in Environmental Management, Finance, Business, Commerce, Business Management, Forestry, Agriculture, or other related environmental, and/or have just graduated in the last 12 months before the starting date; higher-level applicants are also welcome.

·       Proven strong academic track record.

·       Knowledge and understanding of private and financial sector issues in sustainable development.

·       Experience in doing data gathering and research is must.

·       Self-motivated, detail-oriented individuals with good organizational skills.

·       Excellent computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office.

·       Proven analytical and report writing skills are advantageous.


Behavioral Competencies:

·       Highly organized and self-motivated

·       Demonstrated ability to do research

·       Maturity, initiative, tact and high sense of responsibility

·       Demonstrated ability to work in a team

·       Creativity, dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality.


Selection Process

·    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.

·    Please send your interest to

GGGI main portal

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