Internship for Green Growth Performance Measurement

Global Green Growth Institute, South Korea

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th March, 2021

Job Description

Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 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 a poverty reduction, job creation, 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 private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

The Climate Action and Inclusive Development (CAID) Department plays a critical part in supporting GGGI’s global, regional, and country-level programs and projects by:

  • developing long-term low-emission development strategies (LT-LEDS),
  • strengthening measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) analysis and guidelines, including capacity building,
  • supporting NDC revisions through defining or updating quantified mitigation and/or adaptation targets; enhancing scope of NDC to cover a greater part of the economy/society; including and assessing macroeconomic impacts of climate action and socio-economic co-benefits,
  • leading climate diplomacy programs and activities,
  • applying tools to integrate poverty reduction and gender equality into climate and green growth planning and investments to enhance prosperity and welfare,
  • measuring the Green Growth Index performance to support policy planning,
  • providing technical services related to Environmental and Social Safeguards in order to meet investor and financier requirements; and
  • producing GGGI’s flagship and strategic knowledge products.
  • One of CAID’s projects that aims to support long-term climate planning and action is the Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM) Program. The GGPM has two interlinked components – the Green Growth Index and a Simulation Tool ( This internship is related to the GGPM Program and its links to the overall objective of CAID.


  • If you are thinking of entering the world of international organizations and green growth, an internship at the GGGI could be the ideal start for you. The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand experience of the day-to-day working at GGGI. The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research 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 sustainable green growth. Interns will be selected based on merit and cannot be children or siblings of current GGGI staff members.


  • Are you enrolled in a Master's or in a Ph.D. program, or in the final year of a Bachelor’s program?
  • Have you completed Bachelor’s, Masters or PHD Degree in last 12 months?
  • Are you between a first degree and graduate school (gap year)?
  • Do you have excellent command of English?


  • We are looking for a talented individual to work with us at the CAID Department in the Investment and Policy Solutions Division to support the development and dissemination of the Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool of GGGI’s GGPM Program and support activities, including research, under the unit’s workstreams.

The assignment will include the followings but not limited to:

  • work closely with Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM) Team in the process of setting up database, tools, guidelines, arranging documentations and perform the data collection, analysis, and reporting for the Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool;
  • assist in the integration of the GGPM tasks and outputs to other projects in the CAID Department;
  • conduct research of relevant models and model parameters for one or more of the following topics – energy, green employment and innovation, or gender and social inclusion;
  • provide website (wiki based) content management and website updates;
  • continuously adapt database to incorporate changes and process improvements, and work with GGPM and CAID team to ensure changes are reflected in the website and Simulation Tool;
  • create data visualization for reports, analysis and website;
  • support research and preparation of reports of other CAID programs – Climate Action Planning and Implementation, Socio-economic co-benefits, and Environmental and Social Compliance, among others;
  • support in drafting and editing a report for publications;
  • maintaining dynamic excellence in knowledge and practices; and,
  • support delivering capacity building workshops/conferences targeted to both internal and external audiences.


  • Recent graduate in a Master’s- or enrolled in a PhD-level program in relevant to social inclusion, particularly those related to health and social welfare.
  • Experience in designing, building, and using system models for policy analysis in the above-mentioned fields.
  • A strong background in quantitative methods and data analysis; Proven computer literate in standard office software applications skills, and the ability to work or facilitate building quantitative models.
  • Experience in applying programming software such as R and Python is preferred.
  • Excellent English communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in the field of economics, energy efficiency, climate change, or human development.
  • Ability to work/deliver under time pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds.


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