Office of the General Counsel Intern
Duration: 6 months
Starting date: July 3, 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.
The Intern will provide operational and administrative support to the Office of the General Counsel. They will have the opportunity to learn and expand their experiences by providing assistance in either or both the institutional and the operations units of the Office of the General Counsel.
Under the overall guidance of the Associate Counsel and within the Office of the General Counsel, the Intern is expected to:
research and analyse legal issues arising in the context of the GCF’s administrative, corporate, institutional and operational activities;
prepare high-quality first drafts of legal documentation, as may be appropriate, in all relevant legal fields as described under (a), above;
collect information, data and documentation, including from peer institutions, actively participate in the preparation of knowledge management materials as well as carry out ad-hoc legal support tasks as may be required from time to time.
Requirements and qualifications
Enrolled in or recently graduated a Master’s or Juris Doctor program in public international law, financial law, environmental law or other relevant fields of law;
Knowledge and experience in a law firm or in-house legal unit is considered an advantage but not a requirement
Good understanding and experience in operations of intentional organization is an added advantage;
Proficiency in using standard software programs: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access;
Excellent writing and presentation skills;
Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language, in particular French, 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.