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Internship at Governance Department

Republic of Korea (Korea (Republic of))

  • Organization: GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Republic of Korea (Korea (Republic of))
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-31

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Internship at Governance Department

We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Governance Department, Office of the Director-General, as an intern to “learn by doing” while providing support to the work of the Department. The intern will be exposed to and gain in-depth experience in the following areas: 1) the inner workings of governance organs of an intergovernmental organization; 2) the methods and tools to organize official Governance Organ meetings and events; 3) the coordination process between internal and external stakeholders and partners; 4) the maintenance and management of databases, parliamentary documentation and official correspondence; 5) conducting research on government officials, policies and practices; and 6) cross-cutting issues and activities of the GGGI.


The assignment will include the following but not limited to:


  • Database management: manage databases for contacts, event registrations, documents and files;
  • Coordination support: support for Governance Organ events and activities, including the Assembly and Council Sessions and the Management and Program Sub-Committee Meetings
  • Research support: Research news, official appointments, issues, profiles/bios, contact details and other records/facts of importance to GGGI; and
  • Provide inputs for official documents: meeting minutes, talking points, official correspondence, and draft summaries of proceedings for record and/or distribution;
  • General administrative support: perform other administrative duties as required.
  • With guidance from Governance Department supervisors, discuss and design a long-term research project that will be beneficial to both the Institute and the intern;


The Governance Department, Office of the Director-General, is responsible for effective and efficient functioning of GGGI’s Governance Organs, including the Assembly, Council and the Management and Program Sub-Committee (MPSC). It also functions as the Office of the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council and maintains a portfolio of specific outreach targets for some countries including the Host Country, the Republic of Korea.

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?


  • Are you enrolled in a Master's or in a Ph.D. program, or in the final year of a Bachelor’s 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?


Things to keep in mind for interns


  • Duration: The internship program lasts for at least three months and can be as long as six months. Once selected, interns must begin your 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.
  • Visa: GGGI will provide a supporting letter for visas. 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.
  • 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



The candidate should be enrolled in a Master's or a Ph.D. program, or have recently completed a Bachelor’s, Masters or Ph.D. Degree in the last 12 monthsor in the final year of a Bachelor’s program.


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.


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