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​​Office of Governance Affairs​ Intern


  • Organization: GCF - Green Climate Fund
  • Location: Incheon
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • International Relations
    • Democratic Governance
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Closing Date: 2023-01-29

Duration: 6 months 

Starting date: 3 July 2023 

Location: Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea 

Remuneration: US$ 1,300/month 


The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their people. Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies. It is country-driven and undertakes actions that reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 190 projects in 123 countries and has committed USD 10 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts. The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

Internship Assignment  


The Intern will provide operational and administrative support to the ​Office of Governance Affairs​. S/he will have the opportunity to learn and expand her/his experiences by providing assistance in the ​Board and governance affairs, including the preparation of Board meetings, Board documentation and multilateral governance.​ 


Under the overall guidance of the designated primary and alternate supervisors within the ​Office of Governance Affairs​, the Intern is expected to support: 


  1. Board affairs management by: 

  • Supporting activities relevant for the organization of Board meetings, including preparatory sessions and cross-Secretariat coordination; 

  • Assisting with the organization, conduct and follow-up of Board consultations on policy items; 

  • Supporting the publication of and information related to the Board on the GCF website and on the dedicated Board’s library; 


  1. Board meeting documentation, information disclosure and observers by:  

  • Assisting with documents-related work generally, including the Board documentation process; 

  • Supporting the review of applications for observer accreditation; 

  • Supporting the preparation of responses to requests for information; 


  1. Multilateral Governance of the GCF by: 

  • Assisting with research on matters related to complementarity and coherence with other climate funds and other matters of multilateral governance and climate policy; 

  • Supporting the development of the reports on COP guidance and the GCF report to the COP; 

  • Supporting relationship management with key partners, including tracking of follow up actions and development of inputs for strategic engagement. 


Requirements and qualifications 


  1. Enrolled in Master’s program in ​Politics, International Relations, Development, Environmental Studies, Governance, Diplomacy, Legal studies​ or related fields;  

  1. Knowledge and experience ​in the climate or environmental fields or in international relations, including on multilateral affairs is an advantage​ 

  1. Good understanding and experience in operations of international organization is an added advantage; 

  1. Proficiency in using standard software programs: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access; 

  1. Excellent writing and presentation skills; 

  1. Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language, in particular French and Spanish, and/or Portuguese is an advantage. 

*The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. The above criteria should be seen as indicators of the experience and skills that would qualify candidates for consideration. Selection among short-listed candidates will also take into account performance at interview, appropriate testing, and references.  


Applications from women and nationals from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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