Bilingual Project Intern

US-Korea Institute at SAIS
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 02

Position description

The US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) seeks a bilingual project intern to work immediately. The intern will be working on a project by the institute.

USKI internships are unpaid and applicants must be able to commit to at least 4 days a week.


The intern will be under the supervision of a senior researcher at USKI, and expected to translate interviews and writings in English to Korean for the USKI Washington Review project. The intern could be asked to help the senior researcher and staff with editing and drafting of newsletters. The USKI Washington Review project provides views of experts in Washington DC on issues related to Northeast Asia to policymakers in Seoul.


Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Fully bilingual (Korean/English)
  • Excellent translation and summarizing skills. The intern is expected to provide translation and summaries from English to Korean
  • Some background knowledge of international relations, politics and/or economics
  • Knowledge of or strong interests in working on a range of international, political, social and economic issues related to United States foreign policy highly preferred
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments, meet deadlines

Application instructions

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (2-3 pages) either in Korean or English. Please use the subject line, “Application: Bilingual Project Internship.”

Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and are thus strongly encouraged to apply early.

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