HUNGARY: INTERNSHIP FOR BUDAPEST OFFICE
INTRODUCTION TO GGGI
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. To learn more please visit about GGGI web page.
We are looking for a talented individual to work with at the GGGI European Office in Budapest. The selected intern will provide support to Office’s projects (hereafter: Projects) operations and activities in relation to the Economic Innovation Partnership Program (EIPP) andtwo European projects: the Energy Efficiency Aggregation platform for Sustainable Investments (ENERGATE) and Urban Planning and Design for climate neutrality by 2030 (UP2030), both funded by the European Union. In addition, the intern will support Office’s activities related to communication and visibility, project support, project proposal development, resource mobilization, and general office and administrative management.
Economic Innovation Partnership Program (EIPP): The EIPP is a collaborative initiative between the Republic of Korea (Korea) and partner countries aimed at fostering green and innovation-led growth. The program, coordinated by the Korea Development Institute (KDI), seeks to strengthen innovation capacities and develop joint projects between Korea and partner countries. More specifically GGGI will support KDI on a) Enhancing economic cooperation between Western Balkans and the Republic of Korea and b) Desk research on EU funds for supporting the implementation of EIPP projects in Hungary.
ENERGATE project aims to facilitate the creation of an effective, ICT-enabled, energy efficiency marketplace bringing together energy services and sustainable finance to accelerate the renovation rate of buildings by increasing the chances for projects to be financed. ENERGATE envisions to transform the complex set of decision-making actions for targeted groups, even to non-experts, into a user-friendly and single-entry service.
UP2030 project’s overall objective is to support cities in driving the socio-technical transitions required to meet their climate neutrality targets, helping city stakeholders and local authorities put neutrality on the map of their communities in day-to-day actions and strategic decisions. GGGI is developing the finance strategy to support cities in their transition toward a climate-neutral and resilient future.
Both EU-funded projects started on the 1st of January 2023. ENERGATE has a duration of 2.5 years, while UP2030 has a duration of 3 years. Under both projects, GGGI is part of a wide consortium of European partners. The EIPP project on EU funds desk research starts in September and will be concluded in February 2024. The starting date of project on the Western Balkans expansion is yet to be determined.
The intern regularly gives account of its work to the GGGI Country Lead (hereafter: Lead) to support quality and timely delivery of outputs under the Projects and other office activities.Support the overall implementation of the Projects, and support day-to-day office operations; Support communication and visibility of GGGI European Office; Support project proposal development, resource mobilization, and monitor calls for proposals; Conduct regular desk research and literature review for the Projects and other relevant assignments as needed; Support the creation of knowledge and development and publication of knowledge products;
Development of infographics and visualization of project and research results.Carry out research and gather data when necessary in support of the Office’s projects Support administrative management, keeping records and developing reports under the Projects, support day-to-day operations Participate in relevant workshops, meetings and events as needed to support the Office activities and implementation of the Projects; Manage and plan communication activities and support the visibility of the GGGI European Office; Seek opportunities to present lessons learned from the Projects in the portfolio with external partners and engage in policy dialogue; Actively engage in resource mobilization activities; Promote green growth and the GGGI methodologies in Hungary and the EU.
Applicants to the GGGI internship program must, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:Be enrolled in a 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.
QUALIFICATIONStudying in the field of environmental/sustainability studies, environmental economics/policy, environmental engineering, urban studies, international development, international cooperation, economics, social sciences, business administration, public administration, communication or other related fields; Experience in conducting (desk) research, drafting reports, and writing briefs; Experience in conducting systematic literature reviews in the fields of environmental/climate policy/economics, low carbon development, green finance, or other related fields; Excellent English communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in one or more fields related to green growth, preferably in a policy context; Proven computer literacy in standard office software applications skills (i.e. word, excel, power point, Teams); Experience and knowledge of project management/ monitoring tools is an asset; Strong skills and experience in using Microsoft excel spreadsheets for data analysis is a strength; Experience in using different visualization techniques and softwares is an asset; A good understanding of low-carbon growth and climate-resilient development challenges and opportunities at the global or European level; Direct experience working for or with an international organization is a strength; and Ability to work with people and teams reflecting diverse backgrounds and skills in a dynamic, international work environment.
SELECTION PROCESSApplications 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 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 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 – 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.