Green Climate Fund Internship Program

Useful Programs Green Climate Fund Internship Program


The Green Climate Fund internship program provides a unique learning opportunity for students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds. We encourage qualified people, in particular, nationals of developing countries with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. The program is designed for talented and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to GCF's operations and provides a USD 1,000 per month allowance to all interns. The program allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the Fund and provides assistance and training in various professional fields in a multicultural environment.

I. Requirements

To be eligible for an internship, candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in a Master's or PhD program prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate
  • Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to the Fund's work
  • Possess an excellent command of English

II. Selection Process

  • The GCF Internship is a 6-month program. Recruitment for these internships may happen twice a year based on the Fund’s needs.
  • Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, recruitment drives may largely be done through local universities or institutions in South Korea. Nevertheless, GCF still aims to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds and nationalities.
  • Applications should be submitted through GCF career site where you can also find application tips and where you will find some frequently asked questions about GCF’s recruitment process.  
  • Only selected candidates will hear back from us throughout the recruitment process.

III. About Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a multilateral fund created to make significant and ambitious contributions to the global efforts to combat climate change. The GCF contributes to achieving the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement. In the context of sustainable development, the GCF aims to promote a paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to climate change while accounting for their needs and supporting those that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. The GCF is governed by a Board composed of an equal number of members from developed and developing countries. It is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. 


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