National Interns (2 positions)


As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We work in a variety of fields and support our cooperation partners in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals. GIZ Viet Nam is currently engaged in three priority areas: 1) Vocational training; 2) Environmental policy and sustainable natural resource use; 3)Energy. For further information please visit our website:

The GIZ Energy Support Programme is working with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on the development of the energy sector in Vietnam. The current technological focus is on solar power, wind power, bioenergy, energy access and energy efficiency and smart grid.

The Commercial and Industrial Rooftop Solar Project (CIRTS), financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims to improve the pre-conditions for a sustainable development of commercial rooftop solar energy (RTS) through the analysis and assessment of prevailing applicable standards, the development and adaptation of relevant regulatory and technical regulations for RTS, the development of key stakeholders' (power sellers and purchasers) capacities for RTS development, and the support to improve the EVN's information base for the development of RTS projects. GIZ and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA), MOIT are jointly committed to work in three Action Areas: (1) Technical Regulations; (2) Capacity Development and (3) Information Base Improvement. The project is approaching governmental agencies such as the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Science and Technology, which function to make decisions on the legal validity of applicable policies, as well as private sector stakeholders, who should contribute to the adaptation of these regulations. The project familiarizes these stakeholders with internationally proven instruments and facilitates their use.

The project is offering the internship opportunities as below.

2 National Interns
Duty station: 1 in Ho Chi Minh City - Deutsches Haus (Toa Nha Duc) | 33 Le Duan, District 1
1 in Ha Noi – Ministry of Industry and Trade | 54 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District.
Duration: 6 months starting from 01st May 2022

Main activities:

  • Assist the project team in the elaboration of ideas/concepts, data collection, desk research, drafting invitation, reports, contacting with relevant public agencies.
  • Support to quality assurance in technical activities and deliverables of the consultant contracts under 3 action area of Commercial and Industrial Rooftop Solar Project (CIRTS): Regulatory framework, Capacity building, Technology cooperation.
  • Ad-hoc support to the partner organization and the team;
  • Provide assistance to project team members in regard to internal meetings and discussions (e.g., protocol preparation, minute meeting notes, etc.) when required;
  • Provide translation services when needed (between English and Vietnamese);
  • Support to the preparation of workshops, trainings, field visit and other events;
  • Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management.

Minimum requirements:

  • Vietnamese nationality;
  • Currently undertaking or has recently completed postgraduate/bachelor studies in energy engineering, economics, political science, international business or a comparable course of study;
  • Have interest in the energy sector, in particular renewable energy and/or in development cooperation. Have good understanding on renewable energy is an asset;
  • Previous experience in a team – project (be it an official or intern position) is an asset;
  • Previous professional experiences in the context of international development cooperation;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Vietnamese.
  • Strong MS Office, organizational and analytical skills;
  • Highly motivated to learn and to contribute to a young and dynamic team of international and national staff with the aim to sustainable development of the power sector in Viet Nam;
  • Ability to work very precisely and flexibility;
  • Willing to take on responsibility and travel to project sites for work if necessary;
  • The internship requires university enrolment or the finalization of your degree no longer than six months ago upon commencement of the internship.

Apart from a monthly allowance, successful candidates will enjoy professional and dynamic working conditions and good policies of training.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the latest curriculum vitae, cover letter and copies of relevant certificates and references by email to [email protected] before 11th April 2022.

The internship is expected to start from 01st May 2022 and lasts for 6 months.

Note: Please state “Application for the Internship – ESP/CIRTS – Duty location (Ho Chi Minh City or Ha Noi)” in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted after the deadline. Telephone contact is not encouraged.


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2022-04-11