HQ: Green Building Intern

  • Added Date: Sunday, 01 May 2022
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
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HQ: Green Building Intern

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 GGGIโ€™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.


We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Seoul HQ/IPSD to support the Community of Practice (COP) on Green Buildings and Industries on the development of strategic knowledge products and dissemination of knowledge in the sector.

*There is flexibility for internship to be conducted virtually for candidates who are found to be suitable for the position. However, the selected candidate should be available for online discussions during working hours in Seoul, Korea.

The assignment will include the following but not limited to:

Research and documentation

Support members of the COP on research and data collection for key publications, in-house events and analytical products in the areas of green buildings, green industries, energy efficiency, low carbon materials and green financing, among others. Work with GBI COP co-leads to develop content updates for GGGI website. Support in the development of Green Buildings data platform and collecting data from country teams. Coordinate with Communications team to edit and format research products for final publication. Consolidate relevant results from country projects and present in thematic series. Develop communication materials for COP activities and achievements.

Event coordination

Support in the preparations for knowledge sharing events, including coordinating between presenters/facilitators and preparing pre-event research and development of communications materials; Explore online applications and tools to enhance the engagement and interactions during virtual knowledge sharing events; Provide logistical and administrative support during virtual knowledge sharing events; Coordinate communications of event schedule and participation to optimize participation across GGGI.


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

Be enrolled in a Bachelorโ€™s (final year), Masterโ€™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 Instituteโ€™s work Possess an excellent command of English.

Education in architecture, engineering, building sciences or related areas is desirable. A strong background in quantitative methods and data analysis; Proven computer literate in standard office software applications skills. Experience in research and report writing is beneficial. Excellent English communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in the field of green buildings, energy efficiency, sustainable industrialization, or related areas. Ability to work/deliver independently with minimal supervision. Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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 (unless agreed to be funded by sponsoring institutions). All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns themselves or 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.

Child protection โ€“ GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGIโ€™s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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