Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) Fall 2019 Internship

Korea Economic Institute of America
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Jul 29

Position description

KEI is currently seeking graduate students & exceptional undergraduate students with an interest in Asia-Pacific issues for its fall 2019 intern class.  We offer candidates a unique internship opportunity to be integrally involved in the inner workings of an international government policy institute.  Due to the level of work expected of interns, the selection process is highly competitive and only open to the select few. 

KEI interns are on the cusp of current events, hearing the news before it is released, and organizing the very interviews that are shown on the evening news. They are directly active in the practice of U.S.-ROK diplomacy and provided maximum exposure to the issues and major players in the field of U.S.-Korea Relations via: report publication, attendance at events, and both peer-to-peer and VIP networking opportunities. At KEI, interns gain experience in the areas of professional writing development, policy research, data collection, economic analysis, and event planning.  



Main Responsibilities

  • Attend and prepare short analytical reports on conferences, programs & hearings in the Washington, D.C. Area of interest;
  • Assist with the event planning and conducting of various KEI-sponsored conferences and programs;
  • Provide research support for KEI staff
  • Provide administrative activities which will contribute to a fuller understanding of the inner workings of KEI and work as a team with members of staff and other interns on major events and projects
  • Track specific issues in the media


  • Graduate student and exceptional undergraduate student with a background in political science, economics, international relations, or Asian studies;
  • Have an interest in Asia-Pacific issues, especially Korea, preferred;
  • Excellent attention to detail, good organizational abilities and writing skills, professional demeanor, general office skills and strong computer skills;
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills

Have experience working with Social Media or putting together Press Releases? Mention it in your application! KEI will also be looking for candidates who could qualify for our Communications/Media Internships.

Application Deadline for 2019 Fall Internship is August 16, 2019.

To apply, please visit: http://www.keia.org/page/internship-application-form

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.

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

To apply, please fill out the application form at: http:www.keia.org/page/internship-application-form/

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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