Global South Talent Pool: Internship Opportunities Now Open

The Resilience Knowledge Coalition is looking for four interns. The application process closes on 22 April 2022.

GRP Value addition: Knowledge Theme: Jobs and livelihoods

The Resilience Knowledge Coalition is hosted by the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) and co-led by the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). Its purpose is: Getting the best knowledge and practice on resilience used to shape policies, plans and investments to deliver a resilient future.

One of the coalition’s activities is the Global South Talent Pool, a paid internship programme for graduates and young experts from the Global South. This programme includes capacity building, experience exchange, and support for the graduates and young experts. The Global South Talent Pool aims to make Global South demand and expertise take centre stage. 


Two of the co-leads of the coalition are hiring four interns, three will be hosted at GRP and one will be hosted at ICCCAD. Candidates will either be hired as interns (with 0-2 years of experience) or as young experts (2-4 years of experience). These positions include a one-month probation period. 

The application process is now open and will be closed on 22 April 2022.


The proposed compensation is USD 800-1500 per month depending on the position and experience. Other benefits include access to virtual spaces for collaboration, a certificate of completion as well as networking opportunities and alumni groups. These positions are aimed at providing a learning-by-doing work experience. This opportunity is not aimed at or suitable for students seeking to complete a research project as part of their course work. A maximum of 20% of time can be reserved for capacity building activities (training, research, events). No funding will be provided for these capacity building activities.

No travel is foreseen for this activity. Interns may be sponsored to attend events virtually where relevant. The only exception is where travel fits within specific responsibilities and additional funding is available to cover travel costs. There will be limited opportunities for continuing internally after the end of the assignment. A certification letter will be provided upon successful completion of the internship. References can be provided to prospective employers based on conduct.


We are looking for self-motivated team players with a willingness to learn and an eagle eye for detail. The candidates will be assessed on the following:

  1. The candidate should have completed a degree in a relevant discipline with 0-4 years of experience and be younger than 35.
  2. The candidate should be a national of a country eligible for Official Development Assistance as defined by the OECD-DAC. 
  3. The candidate should have a personal laptop and an internet connection.
  4. Interest in and understanding of resilience and international development cooperation.
  5. Excellent ability to express themselves in English. Additional languages an asset.


Learn more about the individual positions and make sure to apply by 22 April:

GRP Young MEL Officer – Learn more and apply here!
GRP Innovate and Share Intern – Learn more and apply here!
GRP Advance Intern: Learn more and apply here!
ICCCAD Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) Intern – Learn more and apply here!

Lead Contact

Shuchi Vora ( is the lead contact person for the Global South Talent Pool.