Application

Type: Internship
Open:
Jul 19, 2018 to Aug 17, 2018
Deadline: Aug 17, 2018

The Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks an intern each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on South Korea and North Korea.

 

Deadlines:

Fall Internship Applications are due: COB (5PM EDT) on Aug. 17, 2018.

Please, no follow-up emails or phone calls. You will be contacted by program staff via email to set up an interview. This internship is part-time (15-20 hours/week) and is unpaid. However, students may arrange to receive academic credit for their internship through their university.

Internship Description:

These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and monitoring developments in South Korea and North Korea, in U.S.-North Korean relations, and both Koreas’ relationships with neighboring nations in Northeast Asia
  • Research and writing using primary sources for information on history as well as daily life and propaganda in North Korea
  • Assisting with the Korea Center’s communication and programming strategies
  • Assisting with the organization, planning and implementation of Korea Center events, meetings and programming
  • Assisting staff in managing and updating Korea Center’s database and website
  • Assisting with the preparation of publications, including Asia Dispatchs blog

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Successful applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of group, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Successful candidates should have strong writing skills, good analytical and research skills, basic computer skills, and a strong interest in Korean Studies.

Applicants with proficient or native-level Korean skills are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience working with North Korean materials and Korean-English translation a plus.

International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization. All international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center. The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.

Application Instructions:

To apply, send your resume, a cover letter describing how you could contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, and a 3-5 page writing sample. Clearly state what dates and times you are available to work. Please submit application documents as .doc, .docx or .pdf files.

All materials should be submitted together by the due date to Jean Lee at jean.lee@wilsoncenter.org. For more information about the Korea Center and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

Application

Type: Internship
Open:
Jul 19, 2018 to Aug 17, 2018
Deadline: Aug 17, 2018