Internship Opportunity with Jordan Program
Internship Opportunity with Jordan Program
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.
GGGI’s Jordan Office is seeking an intern to support program development in line with the implementation of the Ministry of Environment’s recently launched National Green Growth Plan (NGGP). The internship will allow students who are interested in becoming development practitioners apply the knowledge they have learned through their studies in the energy, waste, transport and/or water sectors in Jordan. This knowledge will be applied toward the development of GGGI’s five-year strategy of activities in Jordan.
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 the 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 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.
- 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.
GGGI is currently supporting the Government of Jordan with the implementation of the National Action Plan for Green Growth. We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the GGGI Jordan Office to support research, consultations and technical writing relating to Jordan program operations. The assignment will include (but is not limited to) the following tasks:
- Desktop research related to green growth, particularly focusing on the topics of e-mobility, solid waste management, and other sustainable urban development issues.
- Working closely with GGGI’s local team to support the development of the country planning framework (CPF, a five-year strategic planning exercise for the in-country operations), this would include desktop research and technical writing support.
- Working closely with GGGI’s local team to ensure stakeholder engagement and high-level support services to government counterparts.
- Technical writing including the delivery of issue briefs, infographics, reports or presentations
- External communications regarding GGGI’s activities in Jordan, and other communications materials including technical presentations for events and meetings
- Logistics for various workshops and consultations throughout the internship.
- Ideal candidates are:
- Master’s or Ph.D. students working in the areas of climate change, sustainable development, public policy, public administration or economics. or other similar areas.
- Currently studying topics related to green growth and sustainable development such as: solid waste management approaches, sustainable transport, integrated water resource management, renewable energy and energy efficiency, sustainable tourism, and sustainable agriculture.
- Familiar with the green growth, climate change and sustainable development agendas of Jordan, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement and Jordan’s Nationally Determined Contribution, and others. Basic understanding of the green growth and sustainable development context in the Middle East, particularly Jordan, is a strong asset.
- Fluent in English. Strong English writing skills are essential (writing test required). Fluency in Arabic a strong asset.
Candidates will be expected to deliver a learning plan at the beginning of the internship, bi-weekly brief of accomplishments, and a final report of findings and reflection as deliverables for the internship.
- 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.
Date to close is Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applications and CVs must be sent in English.
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.