Global South Talent Pool: A pathway to professional growth and knowledge exchange 

We’re looking for four young professional to join the Global South Talent Pool. Apply today!

GRP Areas of work: Knowledge Policy Theme: Jobs and livelihoods

Together with the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), we host the Resilience Knowledge Coalition to promote the use of the best knowledge and practices on resilience to shape policies, plans, and investments that contribute to a resilient future. One its activities is the Global South Talent Pool, a paid internship programme for graduates and young experts from the Global South.

The Global South Talent Pool provides an opportunity for young professionals to gain practical experience, build their skills and knowledge, and connect with a network of like-minded experts from different parts of the world. Through this programme, the coalition aims to promote demand-driven expertise and support for the Global South. The internship programme includes capacity building, experience exchange, and support for the graduates and young experts. 

About the internship programme

The successful interns/ young experts will work as part of the GRP Secretariat or with the ICCCAD team. The GRP Secretariat is a small team that convenes and catalyses actions, and implements specific activities on behalf of the Partnership. All positions are remote and home-based. These positions will be hosted by GRP and ICCCAD. Candidates will either be hired as interns (with 0-2 years of experience) or as young experts (2-4 years of experience). The internship positions include a one-month probation period.

The proposed compensation is mentioned on the advertised positions. Other benefits include access to virtual spaces for collaboration, a certificate of completion, networking opportunities, and alumni groups. This opportunity is aimed at providing a learning-by-doing work experience and is not suitable for students seeking to complete a research project as part of their coursework. A maximum of 20% of the time can be reserved for capacity building activities, such as training, research, and events.

No travel is foreseen for this activity. However, interns may be sponsored to attend virtual events where relevant. There will be limited opportunities for continuing internally after the end of the assignment.

Who can apply?

  1. Candidates will be assessed based on their completion of a degree in a relevant discipline with 0-4 years of experience and be younger than 35. 
  2. Candidates must also be nationals of a country eligible for Official Development Assistance as defined by the OECD-DAC
  3. Candidates must have a personal laptop, and an internet connection. 
  4. An interest in and understanding of resilience and international development cooperation is also required, along with excellent communication skills in English. Knowing additional languages is an asset.

Open positions

GRP Intern –  Advancing knowledge: Apply here by 16 April 

ICCCAD Locally-led Adaptation and Resilience Programme Internship: Apply here by 16 April

GRP  Young Expert – Resilience Hub COP28:  Apply here by 20 April 

GRP MEL officer: Apply here by 20 April

GRP Operations intern: Apply here by 30 April

The application process is now open. Are you a self-motivated and detail-oriented team player? Apply now!