GCF 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.

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

Selection Process

The GCF Internship is a 6-month program. Recruitment for these internships may happen twice a year based on the 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, we still aim to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Applications should be submitted through our career site where we also offer 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.

See what our past interns have to say about their experience:

  • "My internship at the Independent Redress Mechanism of the GCF reminded me that climate finance must accompany environmental and social justice. I heard the voices of people who are often excluded from decision-making processes, which trained me to understand situations from many different perspectives. This internship experience intensified my desire to further develop skills in environmental conflict resolution and gave me hope that I have the power to make a positive change.”

  • “My internship with GCF’s office of portfolio management was a fantastic experience and beyond my expectations. As the fund’s portfolio is multiplying, there was a lot of dynamism and exciting stuff to do. I successfully applied my skillsets and experience, but most importantly, the internship gave me much-needed exposure to almost every facet of international climate finance.”

  • “My dream has always been to work as an HR Executive, so interning at the Office of Human Resources (OHR) at the Fund was a real privilege, as I felt one step closer to accomplishing my dream. I believe the OHR Division has a great mandate of supporting and caring for the personnel of the Fund who are striving to curb and eradicate climate issues in developing countries. Being a part of them makes me wake up each day with the knowledge that, I am contributing in my own small way to helping our world to be a better place.”

  • “As an intern at the Independent Evaluation Unit, I really feel valued to be working with great minds who are helping developing countries to combat climate crises. Before coming to GCF, I studied policy making in climate change – recreating what I studied and translating it in the real world allows me to work well with my impressive, diverse colleagues and the great collaborative atmosphere we have here.

    Time and again, I find myself wondering “what’s next”, and I love it!”


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