Apply Now! Exciting Paid Sustainability and Inclusion Internship Opportunity at the Green Climate Fund (remuneration US$ 1300 )

Closing Date: Jun 26, 2024

Location: Incheon, South Korea (ICN), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Duration: 6 months 

Starting date: August/September 2024 

Location: Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea 

Remuneration: US$ 1300 


The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their people. Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies. It is country-driven and undertakes actions that reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 216 projects in 129 countries and has committed USD 12.0 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.

The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

Internship Assignment  

The Intern will provide operational support to the ​Office of Sustainability and Inclusion (OSI)​. S/he will have the opportunity to learn and expand her/his experiences by providing assistance on environmental and social safeguards (ESS), indigenous peoples (IP) issues, matters related to risk of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH); and gender issues. 

Under the overall guidance of the designated primary and alternate supervisors (the Head of Office and Specialists within the team), the Intern is expected to: 

  1. Support the Office in relation to communications products and outreach; 
  2. Support with the implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Advisory Group (IPAG) workplan and meetings; 
  3. Support the consolidation of databases of project-level information on ESS (including SEAH), IPs, and gender;  
  4. Undertake targeted research and reviews to support the ESS (including SEAH), IPs and gender due diligence of proposed projects and monitoring of approved projects by the GCF Secretariat; 
  5. Provide technical support to activities related to ESS (including SEAH), IPs and gender, including support on policy implementation and capacity building; 
  6. Provide any other technical and administrative support as may be required by the Unit. 

Requirements and qualifications 

  1. Enrolled in Master’s program ​related to environmental or social sciences, management or policy, environmental and social management systems, gender studies, safeguards and impacts assessments​ or related fields;  
  2. Knowledge and experience with ​environmental and social management systems, environmental and social impacts assessment, indigenous peoples, gender and climate change, safeguards, knowledge management, and other related fields;​ 
  3. Good understanding and experience in operations of intentional organization is an added advantage; 
  4. Proficiency in using standard software programs: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access; 
  5. Excellent writing and communication skills; 
  6. Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage. 

*The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. The above criteria should be seen as indicators of the experience and skills that would qualify candidates for consideration. Selection among short-listed candidates will also take into account performance at interview, appropriate testing, and references.  

Applications from women and nationals from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.


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