Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Spring 2022 Research and Communications Internships with Korea Economic Institute of America (with Stipend)

KEI is currently seeking graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students with a clear interest in the U.S.-Korea bilateral issues for its Spring 2022 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 in Spring 2022. 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 will offer a monthly stipend of $1,500 plus a metro stipend.

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; there will also be opportunities for interns to co-author with KEI staff on external platforms
  • 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 - sk@keia.org

    Application instructions

    Please fill out the application form on our website along with a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. 
    The Application Deadline for the 2022 Spring Internship is December 15, 2021.

    Due to the high volume of applications, KEI recommends that you apply early as applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    To learn more, please visit: Spring 2022 Research / Communications Internship - Korea Economic Institute of America (keia.org)