Website Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
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 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.
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea, is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as green growth; which targets key aspects of economic performance such as poverty reduction and job creation, as well as social inclusion and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and the private sector to help build economies that achieve strong growth and are less carbon-intensive, more resilient to climate change, and more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources.
In Nepal, GGGI is working under the guidance of the Ministry of Forests and Environment, and in partnership with the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport as well as the Ministry of Water Supply to deliver the Electric Mobility Program (EMP) and Green Sanitation Services Program (GSSP).
GGGI’s Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for students and recent graduates (within the last 12 months) to gain experience through specific assignments based on GGGI’s current operational needs. GGGI welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply. You will be given an opportunity to work directly with outstanding and inspiring Green Growth professionals, participate in workshops and meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as innovative rethinking on green growth.
The internship position will be with the GGGI office in Nepal. The intern will work directly with the Sanitation Program Officer and the Energy Program Officer in areas covering waste, sanitation, electric mobility and general support for the office. The intern will mainly support two projects summarized below.
Green Sanitation Services Program – The Green Sanitation Services Program (GSSP) (2019-2022) promotes citywide inclusive sanitation as an integral element of climate action and green growth. The program is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Water Supply and the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage Management, in cooperation with the Ministry of Forests and Environment and the Ministry of Urban Development. Phase I of the program will come to an end in December 2022.
Electric Mobility Program – The Electric Mobility Program was initiated in 2017, in partnership with the Ministry of Forests and Environment and the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, to support the country in developing necessary policy and feasibility for deployment of electric vehicles. GGGI is currently implementing Phase III of the Electric Mobility Program (2021-2022) and is working with provincial governments to support development of guidelines for operation of electric buses as well as assess viable business models for procurement and operation of electric buses and charging infrastructure in Nepal.
We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Nepal Office to support the team in collecting data in the waste sector, liaising with Sanitation Officer and Energy Program Officer to design office communication materials and provide logistical support. More specifically, s/he will (the assignment will include the followings but not limited to):
- Design and develop brochures, and update where relevant, required for different projects being implemented by GGGI in Nepal.
- Actively communicate about GGGI events on social media.
- Support development of an information brief on electric mobility in Nepal.
- Support to develop concept note for a webinar on knowledge exchange between Asian countries under the Electric Mobility Program.
- Support development of documentation on lessons learned from GSSP project phase I.
- Support on development of presentations for GGGI events.
- Support on logistical arrangements for programs/events organized by GGGI, including through concept note development, drafting invitations, designing banners, coordinating with stakeholders, and coordinating with the event venue.
- Support Energy Program Officer in coordinating with stakeholders for review of documents developed under Phase III of the Electric Mobility Program.
- Draft letters, one pager and contribute to content of the reports
- Support in collection of required data and information as per the requirements.
- Accompany program officers as an when required to meetings and field visits to support and learn under EMP and GSSP.
- Participate and contribute to technical discussions related to waste, sanitation, electric mobility and relevant sectors.
Applicants to the GGGI internship program must at the time of application meet 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.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in waste management, sanitation, urban development, transport, communications
- Have good computer literacy in standard Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and graphic design software applications (photo and video editing)
- A personal or professional background in waste or transport is a plus
- Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to the Institute’s work
- Possess an excellent command of English and Nepali (presumably).
- 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 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 internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
- Stipend: GGGI interns receive a monthly stipend of USD $500 (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.
To apply for this job please visit careers.gggi.org.