Accounting and Treasury Internship

Green Climate Fund

Seoul, South Korea

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their people.
Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies. It is country-driven and undertakes actions that reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 216 projects in 129 countries and has committed USD 12.0 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.
The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.
Internship Assignment:  

The Intern will provide analytical and operational support to the Office of Institutional Finance. S/he will have the opportunity to learn and expand her/his experiences by assisting in the management of the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) treasury operations, accounting, and enterprise resource planning activities.​ The intern may also assist the Deputy CFO with strategic initiatives and analysis.​ 

Under the overall guidance of the designated primary and alternate supervisors within the ​Office of Institutional Finance​, the Intern is expected to: 
  • Assist the Accounting team with year-end financial preparation 
  • Assist the Planning and Analysis team with budget management 
  • Assist the Treasury team with establishing a foreign exchange hedging program 
  • Assist the Treasury team with managing GCF’s liquid asset portfolio 
  • Assist the Enterprise Resource Planning team with launching the Oracle platform and Kyriba Treasury Management platform 
  • Assist the Deputy CFO with strategic initiatives and analysis 
Requirements and qualifications: 
  • Enrolled in Master’s program in ​business, finance, climate change, sustainability​ or related fields;  
  • Knowledge and experience with ​investments, financial institutions and/or climate change issues.​ 
  • Good understanding and experience in operations of international organization is an added advantage; 
  • Proficiency in using standard software programs: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access; 
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills; 
  • Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language, in particular French and Spanish, and/or Portuguese is an advantage.