CCOP-IERI Internship Program

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Duration:  From 2019 (Ongoing)
Funding Source:  International Environmental Research Institute (IERI)
Project Summary / Brief Description

The CCOP-IERI Internship Program provides young geoscientists in CCOP Member Countries a practical opportunity in Environmental Research Field related to climate change. We encourage qualified women and men, in particular, nationals of developing countries, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Since the foundation of IERI’s International Internship Program, all education has been centered on students and researchers from developing countries, but it has been recognized that it is also important to raise the talents to carry on this education. For more information, please visit 


•    Educational training for capacity building of government officials and researchers in developing countries.


•    Accepting researchers, government officers from CCOP Member Countries as IERI interns (5-10 persons, 3-6 month)


For the 2021 CCOP-IERI Internship program, the following were selected.

1.    Ms. Irina Ishan (Brunei) currently works as a climate researcher in the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat, Ministry of Development. 
2.    Ms. Purevsuren Munkhtur (Mongolia) currently works as a researcher in the Institute of Geography and Geoecology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences.

The implementation of the CCOP-IERI Internship program 2021 is temporarily terminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. The program is expected to be resumed in early 2022 / depending on the current COVID-19 situation in South Korea.

The CCOP-IERI Internship Program was initiated from 2019, and to date, listed below were successfully granted internship at IERI.  

Oct 2020 – Jan 2021    

1.    Ms. Tseyenkhand Punsantsogvoo, Institute of Geography and Geo-ecology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mongolia
2.    Ms. Nouvarat Prinpreecha, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), Thailand
3.    Ms. Nguyen Quynh Anh, Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR), Vietnam

Feb-Jun 2020    

•    Dr. Manussawee Hengsuwan,  Department of Groundwater Resources (DGR), Thailand

Sep-Dec 2019    

•    Ms. Triwigati, Purnaning Tuwuh,  Indonesia