KEI is currently seeking graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students with a clear interest in the U.S.-Korea bilateral issues for its Spring 2023 intern class. This is a great opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding and gain practical experience in the major policies concerning the economic, political, and security aspects of U.S.-Korea relations. Interns also participate in various activities and events held at KEI, including policy research and writing, data collection and analysis, and event planning.
KEI is looking to hire 2 Research interns and 1 Communications intern in Spring 2023. Please indicate which position you're applying for.
The part-time internship will run for a minimum of 4 months. While KEI tries to accommodate interns’ academic commitments, interns are required to work 28 hours per week. Interns will be working a hybrid schedule from KEI’s Washington, DC office. This position pays $16.10 per hour.
RESEARCH INTERNSHIP: Main duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Under the supervision of staff members, conduct qualitative and quantitative research on political, economic, and security issues related to the Korean peninsula and U.S.-Korea relations
- Draft a bi-monthly 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 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 are preferred but not required
- Ability to work remotely and independently with good organizational skills
- Must be eligible to work in the United States.
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
- Must be eligible to work in the United States
Internship Contact: Sang Kim, Director of Communications - [email protected]
Please fill out the application form on our website along with a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample.
Online Application: https://keia.org/jobs/spring-2023-internship/
The Application Deadline for the 2022 Spring Internship is December 5, 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: https://keia.org/about/get-involved/internship-opportunity-faq/