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Internship with Green Buildings- Waste COP

Republic of Korea (Korea (Republic of))

  • Organization: GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Republic of Korea (Korea (Republic of))
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Democratic Governance
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
    • Waste Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-21

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Internship with Green Buildings- Waste COP


The Global Green Growth Institute internship program (also called "Grow Green" Program) provides a unique learning opportunity for students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds. The program is designed for talented and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to GGGI’s operations. The program allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the Institute and provides assistance and training in various professional fields in a multicultural environment. We encourage qualified women and men, in particular, nationals of developing countries, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. 


Current Opportunity

We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Headquarters/Seoul to support the Communities of Practice on Green Buildings & Industry (GBI) and Waste.

The assignment will include the following but not limited to:

For the Community of Practice on Green Buildings & Industry, the intern will support the Africa Regional Report on Circular Built Environment, collaborating with other regional researchers on:

    1. Standardization of data collection and policy analyses across countries.
    2. Africa continent-wide literature review on promoting circular building industry. This review will focus on supportive policies, local material and designs and potential for job creation through increased circularity in building and construction.
    3. Literature review to include documentation of good practices and case studies.
    4. Compilation of report, support in integration of country validation processes.


For the Community of Waste Community of Practice (CoP), The intern will support the Waste Community of Practice leads with: 

    1. Literature review and synthesis related to WASH in Schools for the preparation of concept notes
    2. Literature review and synthesis of construction waste treatment options and potential opportunities for concept notes
    3. Case study analysis and research support for global financing facility for waste projects
    4. Additional research to support concept note development and internal knowledge sharing session



Applicants to the GGGI internship program must at the time of application one of the following requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (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 the Institute’s work
    • Possess an excellent command of English.


    • Education in sustainable development, climate change or related areas is desirable.
    • Experience in research and report writing is beneficial.  
    • Excellent English communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in the field of green buildings, material reuse, resource efficiency, or related areas.
    • Ability to work/deliver independently with minimal supervision.
    • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Important information
    • 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. 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.
    • Hiring manager:  Christina Cheong, GBI COP Lead and Nathalie Andre, Waste COP co-lead



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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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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