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Internship For Cambodia Program - Researcher Jung-gu

Jung-gu SEOUL
2021-05-30 06:21:02
Internship for Cambodia Program - Researcher Jung-gu
The intern will support team members in the implementation of GGGI Cambodia’s green building sector support activities and support development of a policy brief on biomass use in industry.

The Global Green Growth Institute internship program (also called "Grow Green" Program) provides a unique learning opportunity for students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds. The program is designed for talented and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to GGGI’s operations. The program allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the Institute and provides assistance and training in various professional fields in a multicultural environment. We encourage qualified women and men, in particular, nationals of developing countries, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Current Opportunity

We are looking for a talented research intern to work with us in the GGGI Cambodia team to support the implementation of the GGGI... Cambodia’s programs in the garment and green building sectors.

The intern’s work will focus on the following specific area:
• Green Building Sector
• Industrial Green Biomass Transition


The assignment will include the followings but not limited to:


The intern will support team members in the implementation of GGGI Cambodia’s green building sector support activities and support development of a policy brief on biomass use in industry.

Low Rise Residential Building Energy Performance Assessment for Phnom Penh

The intern will work with the green building consultant to follow up with data collection to carry out the energy performance baseline assessment of new, low rise residential buildings in Phnom Penh. The main objectives is to develop building archetypes and identify key energy performance variables in building design which will then be used by the Seoul based building energy modeling consultant to carry out parametric energy performance analysis.

The intern will also support the green building consultant on assessment of demand in the low-rise residential building sector for improving energy performance.

The intern will carry out the following primary tasks:

- Identify local residential building developers for various stratifications of the sector including sales price, building archetype (e.g. semi-detached, townhomes, detached, etc.)

- Undertake data collection for an energy assessment of low-rise residential buildings in Phnom Penh including:
• Develop a structured survey to guide discussion with local developers
• Take minutes of meetings and ensure developer meetings cover all questions in the structured interview survey
• Development of building design survey forms and ensure conformance to an established data quality assurance scheme
• Review developer plans and confirm design data with on-site inspection of building methods and materials
• Development of an online database and map to identify survey sites
• Design and maintaining an internal, online database to manage survey data
• Help the green building consultant design and organize a dissemination workshop in collaboration with the Cambodia Green Building Council
• Help coordinate the design of a knowledge product with the Cambodia Green Building Council

Industrial sustainable heat research

The intern will conduct desk research and interviews on sustainable heat for the garment industry. This research will be on alternatives to using wood and coal, such as rice husk, torrefaction and solar water heating.

This work will be in close collaboration with GGGI’s project partners in the SWITCH Garment Project (Geres and GMAC) and GGGI technical experts

The research intern will, amongst others
• Identify case studies in Cambodia and globally of successful switching to sustainable biomass
• Analyse data from Switch garment factories on current heat use
• Desk research on different technology options for switching away from wood and coal
• Deep-dive on torrefaction technologies
• Support energy audit data collection process

The intern may also look at further topics on garment sector sustainability, such as heat stress, and vocational training.

Learning from the internship program and project work
• Learn about building energy analysis and market surveys
• Learn about sustainable energy practice deployment in garment factories
• Gain working knowledge of preparing national / sub-national workshop or conference preparation by engaging closely with GGGI team and government counterparts.
• Understand of the process/polies/rules of the Inter-Government Organization.
• Learn about GGGI projects in Cambodia and other countries.
• Build strong communication outreach work


To be eligible for an internship, candidates must:
• Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s Degree or related academia, prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate within the last 12 months.

• Educational background in the field of science, engineering, architecture (specialization in green buildings/low energy design) or other environmental sustainability related field
• Full computer literacy including MS Office (in particular Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Excellent Khmer and English required

Selection Process
• Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
• GGGI evaluates applications based on eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study and work experience (if any); and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work.
• Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Important information
• Duration: The internship program is for six months. Once selected, interns must begin your internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
• Stipend: GGGI interns receive a monthly stipend of USD$500 per month. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
• Travel: Intern will arrange and finance their travel to the internship location.
• Medical Insurance: Interns must present proof of valid medical insurance to GGGI upon returning the signed internship contract.
• Confidentiality: Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.
• Academic Credit: Interns may get academic credit from their institution of higher education for the internship. Interns need to check with their university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.
• Working Hours: interns are expected to work during normal working hours. Leave should be pre-approved by the Intern Manager, and the latter should inform the Office of HR accordingly.
• Learning Outcomes: before completion of the internship, Intern Managers are expected to review the learning outcomes with the intern.
• Certificate: provided upon successful completion of the internship, upon request.
• Hiring manager: Bradley Abbott, Switch Garment Project Lead – Cambodia
• Internship duration: 1 July 2021 – 31 December 2021 (9:00 – 18:00
Jung-gu Seoul South Korea (+1 other)
Internship for Cambodia Program - Researcher Jung-gu GGGI Jung-gu
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