Fall 2021 Research and Communications Internship

Korea Economic Institute of America
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Jul 20

Position description

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 - [email protected]

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.
To learn more, please visit: http:www.keia.org/page/internship-opportunities/