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Rwanda: Internship for Waste to Resource Project


  • Organization: GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Kigali
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Waste Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Rwanda: Internship for Waste to Resource Project


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 GGGI and provides assistance and training in various professional fields in a multicultural environment. We encourage qualified women and men, (and nationals of developing countries in particular) with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. 



GGGI Rwanda is implementing a waste to resources project: Improving Municipal Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste in Rwanda to ensure sustainable waste management and integrate circular economy approaches to the waste sector in Rwanda. GGGI is looking for a talented individual to support the project in the areas of data collection and management; stakeholder engagement and communications; evaluation, monitoring, and reporting; and knowledge management. The selected candidate will work with GGGI Rwanda team to carry out day-to-day activities under the guidance of GGGI Rwanda Program Country Representative. The intern will gain knowledge of new technologies applied to the minimization and valorization of waste as well as skills in the areas of project management, data collection and analysis, and documenting project outcomes and lessons learned.

The intern will be engaged with the Rwanda team for six (6) months to develop recommendations for circular economy approaches for ongoing project activities. The intern will be expected to work with the Project Management and Senior Officer, Sustainable Waste Management to identify opportunities for private sector engagement, investment, and funding opportunities for interventions identified for sustainable waste management in the country.

The following are the deliverables for the intern.

  • Support the monitoring of the installation of sorting and separation facility at Nduba dumpsite.
  • Support the collection of data on waste transported to the Nduba dumpsite.
  • Support the team in field work aligned with the project (potential for GHG emission reduction, feasibility of interventions, and potential return on investment of selected technologies).
  • Carry out analysis on potential green financing requirements and contribute to project proposals for circular economy approaches to waste management.
  • Carry out and support any other activities including: 1) organizing workshops, 2) disseminating reports to key institutions on the progress of the project and 3) organizing general logistic requirements as may be directed by the supervisor and or team manager and any ad hoc requests for project implementation.

Support in information gathering and preparation of project documentation



Applicants to the GGGI internship program must at the time of application fulfill 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.
  • Be active participant in youth programmes or initiatives.
  • Possess an excellent command of English and knowledge of Kinyarwanda.


  • 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, preferably in engineering, environmental science, or a related field preferred.
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills, including strong ability to analyze, integrate and summarize information from a wide range of sources.
  • Proven computer literacy in office software applications, as well as willingness to learn new tools.
  • Excellent English communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in one or more fields related to green growth.
  • Ability to work/deliver under time pressure and ensure high-quality deliverables within allocated timeframe.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds and time zones.


  • 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 the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Duration: The internship program is for at least three months and up to six months. Once selected, interns must begin their 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 Country Representative, 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.


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