Global South Talent Pool

The Resilience Knowledge Coalition is excited to announce the launch of the Global South Talent Pool. The Global South Talent Pool is an 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.

About the Resilience Knowledge Coalition

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.

The coalition has three functions: Collaborate, Connect and Apply. The functions are interrelated, but each has specific objectives and activities. Under the collaborate function, the coalition implements phased and strategic capacity-building activities to improve the utilization of resilience knowledge for policy, programs and investments. 

One of the coalition activities under the Collaborate function includes developing an internship programme dubbed the Global South Talent Pool, which includes capacity building, experience exchange and support to graduates and young experts from developing countries. This is one of the coalition’s activities aimed at making Global South demand and expertise take centre stage. 


The three co-leads of the coalition are hiring five interns (4 interns hosted at GRP and 1 at ICCCAD). Candidates will either be hired as interns (with 0-2 years of experience) or as Young experts (2-4 years of experience). The interns will be paid 800 USD per month for up to 6 months and the Young experts will be paid 1000 USD for up to 5 months. These positions include a one-month probation period. The coalition may run additional rounds based on demand and alignment with specific events. The recruiting process will start from 14 June 2021 and close on 27 June 2021.


The proposed compensation is USD 800-1000 per month as highlighted above. 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 27 June:
GRP Project Assistant for the Resilience Hub at COP26 (young expert position) – Apply HERE!
GRP Innovation and Scaling Internship – Apply HERE!
GRP Sharing and Learning Internship – Apply HERE!
GRP Advancing Knowledge Internship – Apply HERE!
ICCCAD Locally-led Adaptation and Resilience Programme Internship – Apply HERE!

Lead Contact

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