Internship Opportunity with Myanmar Office

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  • Added Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020

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.

Current Opportunity

We are looking for a talented individual to work with us to support the development of knowledge management and communication tools for all of the projects in the Country Office (20%) with particular focus on current Green City projects (80%)The team is looking for support in marshalling and leveraging its current and projected generation of research and report outputs, as well as in its field-building efforts related to Green/sustainable city development in Myanmar. The team also requies support in the putting into place of tools and approaches for communicating with its key partners and audiences supporting the consolidation of quality an d agile outreach content creation and roll out system. The ideal candidate must be well- versed with social media tools, and have an interest in advocacy for sustainable development. This role will be supervised by the Senior Officer Green Cities and the Country Representative and by the Communications focal points from GGGIโ€™s Headquarters.

The assignment will include the followings but not limited to:

  • Finalise and operationalise a content calendar and posting system for the Country Office to follow;
  • Produce simple outreach and knowledge product templates to enable project staff to build knowledge and outreach products themselves from a tool kit of collateral in both Myanmar and English;
  • Support the consolidation of contact lists and support GGGIโ€™s liaison with ECD for the development of articles, blogs, longer form web articles to support the promotion of green growth and climate change among climate change specialists and the general public;


To be eligible for an internship, candidates must:

  • 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.


  • Advanced degree (Masters) in a relevant field, such as Communications, Business Administration, Sustainable Development or Marketing.
  • Dynamic, able to problem solve and eager to learn and participate in a growing team.
  • Good knowledge or interest in sustainable development, climate change or green growth.
  • Ability to write and speak in Myanmar with write well in English.

Selection Process

  • 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.

Important information

  • 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. 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 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.

Hiring manager: Nicholas Simon Taylor (GGGI Myanmar Office)

Internship duration: 3-6 months

Date to close is Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applications and CVs must be sent in English.

Please apply online:

Application deadline will be 12 Aug'20

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