Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Fall 2021 Full-Time Research and Communications Internships (with Stipend) with Korea Economic Institute of America

 KEI is an established public policy institute focused on the Korean peninsula and the U.S.-Korea relationship. KEI is currently seeking graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students with a clear interest in the U.S.-Korea bilateral issues for its Fall 2021 intern class. Interns will develop a deeper understanding of the major policies concerning the economic, political, and security aspects of U.S.-Korea relations. Interns also gain valuable experience in the areas of professional writing, policy research, data collection and analysis, and event planning.

KEI is looking to hire 2 Research interns and 1 Communications intern this summer. Please indicate which position you're applying for. The internship will run for a minimum of 4 months and interns are required to work full-time. KEI offers a monthly stipend to interns.

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP: Main duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research on political, economic, and security issues related to the Korean peninsula and U.S.-Korea relations
  • Draft weekly newsletter covering the important domestic and international trends in South Korea
  • Contribute to KEI’s The Peninsula blog
  • Track daily news relevant to the Korean peninsula
  • Attend and draft reports on conferences and seminars
  • Provide administrative and event support

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP: Main duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with various multimedia projects, including the identification of appropriate images and video clips
  • Help draft collateral for KEI's public-facing social media platforms, including graphic and video materials
  • Participate in discussions to shape the direction of the organization's public-facing multimedia products
  • Assist with collecting data for inclusion in KEI's measurements of its performance in traditional media and social media
  • Contribute to drafting segments of KEI's weekly newsletter



    • Graduate student and exceptional undergraduate student with a background in political science, economics, international relations, or Asian studies
    • An interest in international affairs, especially issues regarding the Korean peninsula
    • Excellent attention to detail, professional demeanor, and strong computer skills
    • Excellent writing and analysis skills
    • Statistical, data science, or other data analysis skills are desirable
    • Korean language skills preferred but not required
    • Ability to work remotely and independently with good organization skills

    COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP (Not required but preferred):

    • Experience with managing social media platforms, particularly creating and scheduling social media content
    • Experience acquiring multimedia materials from creative commons
    • Copywriting experience
    • Experience with open-source research
    • Experience with graphic design using Adobe Creative Suite or Canva
    • Journalism or communication background

    Internship Contact: Sang Kim, Director of Public Affairs & Internship Coordinator -

    Application instructions

    Please fill out the application form on our website along with a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. Due to the high volume of applications, KEI recommends that you apply early as applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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