Internship Opportunity, Fall 2016 (The Korea Society)

The Korea Society is recruiting interns for the fall.

Fall Term 2016


The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members and is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the peoples of the United States and Korea. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations and the arts. Funding for these programs is derived from contributions, endowments, grants, membership dues and program fees. From its base in New York City, the Society serves audiences across the country through its own outreach efforts and by forging strategic alliances with counterpart organizations throughout the United States and in Korea.

The Korea Society’s Policy & Corporate Affairs program division is seeking an exceptional intern with demonstrated interest and background in business and corporate affairs related to the Asia-Pacific, especially Korea. We are seeking an intern with strong administrative, event planning and research/writing skills as well as interest in the following areas: East-Asia Policy, International Policy and Development, Geopolitical Strategy and Security, Finance, Foreign Investment Trends, Trade & Economics, KORUS FTA, Green Growth and Green Technology, as it relates to the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.

As a Policy & Corporate Program Intern, you will build networking relationships with academics, policy professionals, East Asia experts, diplomats and leaders from the policy and business community. As an important part of Policy & Corporate division, you will conduct research on organizations, individuals and industry sectors as well as track and monitor current developments. You will gain exposure to non-profit organizations and learn database management as well as event planning and public/press outreach.

Assisting with all aspects of executing a public program. Conducting research on organizations and creating outreach lists for event promotion. Drafting program press alerts and press releases. Tracking and researching current developments in and around the Korean Peninsula. Writing, editing, and proofreading event transcripts and summaries, and content for the Korea Society's website; providing support for all policy and business events and programs; assisting with database management; assisting with administrative and logistical duties at all events, including reception and registration, event A/V tasks, setup and breakdown; and attending and reporting on Korea related events, conferences, meetings in New York City.

• * Graduate student, or exceptional undergraduate student, with previous internship or work experience preferred
• * Background in international policy, political science, corporate finance, business, trade and/or economics as well as an interest in Asia-Pacific issues, especially Korea
• * Strong research, writing, and editing skills with excellent attention to detail
• * Capable of handling multiple tasks with strong event planning experience a plus
• * Proficient in using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and proven creativity in disseminating information through social media
• * Previous experience in communications, outreach and media relations a plus
• * Self-driven with a professional demeanor with a desire to excel
• * Sense of humor
• * Reading and Writing fluency in Korean language desired

Internships are unpaid positions. Please note that we do not provide visa support. Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, and two to three days per week, or the equivalent of 15-20 hours per week; evening availability once or twice a month for events.

How to apply:
Please email:
1) a cover letter, indicating your interest in the position and the days and hours you are available to work;
2) a resume
a writing sample (3–5 double-spaced pages; abstracts are accepted) in Word or PDF format with the subject line "Policy & Corporate Programs Internship, Fall 2016" to: No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


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