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 The Korea Society, a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea, seeks highly motivated individuals. 


Description:

The Korea Society’s President is seeking an exceptional intern with demonstrated interest and background in business and corporate affairs related to the Asia-Pacific, especially Korea. We are seeking an intern with strong research/writing skills as well as interest in the following areas: East-Asia Policy and Economics, International Policy and Development, Geopolitical Strategy and Security, Finance, Foreign Investment Trends, Trade & Economics, KORUS FTA, as it relates to the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.

Responsibilities:

  • *Act as the primary research assistant to the President of The Korea Society and conduct research on economic and policy issues including analyzing market trends and indicators
  • *Assist the President with research to compile PowerPoint presentations, speeches, Op-Ed pieces or press statements, as needed
  • *Act as an event rapporteur for policy & corporate programs and write event summaries, as needed
  • *Monitor and highlight key developments on the Korean Peninsula and East Asia and disseminate an E-brief to the President, and Senior Policy & Corporate staff

Qualifications:

  • * Graduate student with an interest in Korea and East Asia
  • * Background in international trade, corporate finance, business, trade and/or economics as well as an interest in Asia-Pacific issues, especially Korea
  • * Strong research and writing skills in English with excellent attention to detail
  • * Self-driven with a professional demeanor and a desire to excel
  • * Proficiency with office productivity applications, including Excel and Powerpoint
  • * Experience with quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
  • * Ability to research in Korean language
  • * Sense of humor

Schedule:

Internships are unpaid positions. Please note that we do not provide visa support. Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, and 3-5 days per week, or the equivalent of 20-40 hours per week.

How to apply:

  • Please email:
  • 1) a cover letter, indicating your interest in the position and the days and hours you are available to work;
  • 2) a resume
  • 3) a writing sample (3–5 double-spaced pages; abstracts are accepted) in Word or PDF format with the subject line "President’s Internship, Summer 2017" to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Application deadline is April 30, 2017



Description:

The Korea Society’s Education department is seeking a talented and dedicated intern with demonstrated interest and background in Korean Studies and the Arts. We are seeking an intern with strong administrative, event planning, and research/writing skills as well as interest in Korean culture, interactive arts programming, family programs, and curriculum development.

As an Education Intern, you will build networking relationships with Korean Studies experts, artists, and education industry leaders. You will conduct research on organizations and individuals, as well as track and monitor current events related to curriculum and pedagogy. You will gain exposure to non-profit organizations and learn database management as well as event planning and public/press outreach.


Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • * Research potential speakers, artists, funding sources, and partner organizations
  • * Maintain information on current curriculum standards and pedagogical trends
  • * Develop and update online curriculum resources
  • * Design brochures, flyers, and outreach materials
  • * Assist with on-site program management including reception and registration, event A/V tasks, setup and breakdown, and attending and reporting on Korea related events
  • * Utilize social media to promote education and family programs
  • * Assist with on-going educational projects such as documentaries and special events

 


Qualifications:

  • * Background in Education, Korean Studies, History, Arts, Anthropology
  • * Strong research, writing, and editing skills with excellent attention to detail
  • * Capable of handling multiple tasks with strong event planning experience a plus
  • * Proficient in using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • * Previous experience in communications, outreach and media relations a plus
  • * Self-driven with a professional demeanor with a desire to excel
  • * Works well with diverse individuals such as children, teachers, and art professionals
  • * Korean language skills preferred

 



Schedule:

Internships are unpaid positions. Please note that we do not provide visa support. Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, and two to three days per week, or the equivalent of 15-20 hours per week; evening availability once or twice a month for events.


How to apply:

  • Please email:
  • 1) a cover letter, indicating your interest in the position and the days and hours you are available to work;
  • 2) a resume
  • In Word or PDF format with the subject line "EDUCATION INTERNSHIP 2016" to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 



Description:

The Korea Society’s Finance department is seeking an enthusiastic intern with an interest in learning about finance/accounting. The potential intern should be detail-oriented and possess some degree of administrative and bookkeeping skills. This is an unpaid internship and that class credit is applicable.


Responsibilities:

  • * Research, update and maintain database records
  • * Assist the Associate Finance Officer & Controller
  • * Perform various administrative tasks to support departments
  • * Occasional assistance with on-site events; such as setting up, reception, and registration

 


Qualifications:

  • * Undergraduate or graduate student with previous internship or work experience preferred
  • * Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications: Especially experienced with or desire to learn Excel
  • * Strong attention to detail
  • * Team player
  • * Self-driven with a professional demeanor
  • * Korean-language skills a plus

 


Benefits:

  • * Flexible schedule – 2 to 3 days per week
  • * Free admission to all Korea Society events during your internship period
  • * Exposure to non-profit organizations
  • * Numerous networking opportunities
  • * Class credit is applicable if approved by your school

 


How to apply:

  • Please email:
  • 1) a cover letter, indicating your interest in the position and the days and hours you are available to work;
  • 2) a resume
  • In Word or PDF format with the subject line "Finance Internship 2016" to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . No phone calls, please. Applications deadline is May 14, 2016

 



Description:

The Education department is currently seeking bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated interns to support our language programs. These internship positions are unpaid with a flexible schedule.


Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • * Support the Korean Language coordinator by monitoring class registration, responding to student inquiries, and conducting language placement tests
  • * Oversee reception desk to greet guests and answer telephone calls
  • * Research potential program topics, lecturers, and presenters
  • * Create promotional materials for website and print for outreach to educational networks
  • * Update online curriculum resources and develop new materials
  • * Assist with on-site program management such registration and setup
  • * Other administrative duties as needed

 


Qualifications:

  • * Strong Korean language skills are required
  • * Strong Adobe CS skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) preferred
  • * Interest or academic background in Korean Studies, History, Arts, Education
  • * Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • * Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • * Ability to take initiative and work independently

 


How to apply:

  • Please email:
  • 1) a cover letter, indicating your interest in the position and the days and hours you are available to work;
  • 2) a resume
  • In Word or PDF format with the subject line "Korean Language Internship 2016" to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

The Korea Society seeks multiple bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated interns for its External Affairs Department. The External Affairs intern will provide support for all aspects of the department, assisting with tasks and projects in the following key functional areas:

1.  Individual Giving and Membership -

  • *Update and maintain membership database records
  • *Assist with membership renewals, including printing and mailing acknowledgements
  • *Assist with creating marketing collateral and brochures
  • *Assist with creating members’ newsletters


2. Special Events Planning and Fundraising

  • *Assist in the preparation and implementation of special events
  • *Research potential in-kind donations for events
  • *Assist with special event invitations and fundraising mailings

 
3. Corporate Sponsorship and Foundation Grant Proposals and Report Writing

  • *Research new funding sources and contact information
  • *Collect press articles relating to The Korea Society and its programs
  • *Compile statistics for grant reporting
  • *Assist in the preparation of proposals and reports

 
4. Young Professional and Contemporary Culture Programming

  • *Research current cultural trends, identifying potential program topics and speakers
  • *Write Web site postings for programs
  • *Prepare promotional materials for upcoming programs
  • *Assist in program promotional outreach efforts, using social media and email campaigns
  • *Provide staffing support at programs


Applicants for this position must be well organized, competent in using Microsoft Office applications, and capable of conducting detail-oriented Internet searches. Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign is a plus. This is an unpaid position but is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about nonprofit development, fundraising, and programming. Class credit available. The work schedule is flexible and will be discussed during the interview. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). 
Please do not follow-up on applications by phone.

 

These internships afford unique opportunities to understand the inner-workings of a non-profit organization, and learn and contribute to the social, cultural, economic, political, and security dimensions of the U.S.-Korea relationship. The work schedule is flexible and will be discussed during the interview. This is an unpaid internship and that class credit is provided is applicable.
Responsibilities:


* Research, update and maintain database records
* Help identify potential program topics and speakers
* Research partnership opportunities with other institutions and groups
* Prepare promotional materials for upcoming programs
* Assist in pre-program promotional outreach efforts
* Research new funding sources in the form of donor campaigns, corporate sponsors and foundation grants
* Assist in the preparation and implementation of special fundraising events
* Research press articles relating to The Korea Society
* Monitor the reception desk and direct incoming calls
* Perform various administrative tasks to support departments 
* Willingness to staff gallery during opening hours and support project planning, design, implementation and execution
* Class credit available


Applicants for these positions must:

* Be proficient in Microsoft Office applications
* Be capable of conducting detail-oriented Internet searches
* Possess exceptional communications skills, polite phone etiquette, and strong writing abilities
* Korean language aptitude is welcomed but not required
* Send Bachelors or Masters transcript, resume and writing sample (Policy/Arts) To apply for this intern position, please send a cover letter and résumé to ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

  Please do not follow-up on applications by phone.

Thank you for your interest! 

The Korea Society, an organization dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the peoples of the United States and Korea, seeks an intern to assist its media team with content creation. Applicants should have an interest in Korean or Asian issues and be able to create high-quality work for the Society’s communications with its business, government, and academic constituencies. 

Preferred skills/responsibilities:* Excellent layout and typographical instincts
* Experience with Photoshop, InDesign and knowledge of web-based platforms, browsers, HTML and CSS
* Knowledge of content management systems (CMS) a plus
* Strong interest in Social Network sites and ability to post updates with little notice
* Attention to detail with an ability to meet tight deadlines
* Korean-language skills a plus
* Good knowledge of Korean contemporary culture a plus

To apply for this intern position, please send a résumé and portfolio link to ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 Please do not follow-up on applications by phone. Thank you for your interest!


The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations and the arts. Funding for these programs is derived from contributions, endowments, grants, membership dues and program fees. From its base in New York City, the Society serves audiences across the country through its own outreach efforts and by forging strategic alliances with counterpart organizations in other cities throughout the United States as well as in Korea. 

The Korea Society, an organization dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea, seeks a video production intern to assist its media team with content creation. Applicants should display an interest in Korean or Asian issues and be able to create high-quality work for the Society’s communications with its business, government, and academic constituencies. 

Preferred skills/responsibilities:*  Remote videotaping for oral histories, documentaries, etc. 
*  In-house videotaping of speakers and programs (often late evenings - weekly times subject to change depending on programming schedule)
*  Preparation of audio and video files for Web distribution
*  Coordination of teleconferences
*  Editing (video and/or audio)
*  Korean language skills a plus


To apply for this intern position, please send a résumé and portfolio link to ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 Please do not follow-up on applications by phone. Thank you for your interest!


The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations and the arts. Funding for these programs is derived from contributions, endowments, grants, membership dues and program fees. From its base in New York City, the Society serves audiences across the country through its own outreach efforts and by forging strategic alliances with counterpart organizations in other cities throughout the United States as well as in Korea.

 

The Korea Society, an organization dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the peoples of the United States and Korea, seeks an intern to assist its media team with content creation. Applicants should have an interest in Korean or Asian issues and be able to create high-quality work for the Society’s communications with its business, government, and academic constituencies. 

Preferred skills:*  Exceptional writing, editing and research skills (must include writing samples)
*  Ability to teach and work well with others
*  Attention to detail and an ability to meet tight deadlines
*  Korean language skills a plus


Responsibilities Include:*  Review and editing of Web site postings
*  Writing mini-documentaries on Korean subjects
*  Increasing Web traffic and program attendance through the creation and management of compelling Web sites, email marketing campaigns, social media (Twitter/Facebook/Linkedin), datafeeds, and online advertising tools
*  Tracking, analysis, and reporting for Web analytics, email marketing, display advertising, search, social media (twitter/facebook/linkedin) and other consumer marketing functions
*  Write and distribute press releases
*  Monitor popular blogs and websites for possible story leads (via Google Reader)
  To apply for this intern position, please send a résumé and portfolio link to  ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 Please do not follow-up on applications by phoneThank you for your interest!   


The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations and the arts. Funding for these programs is derived from contributions, endowments, grants, membership dues and program fees. From its base in New York City, the Society serves audiences across the country through its own outreach efforts and by forging strategic alliances with counterpart organizations in other cities throughout the United States as well as in Korea.

   

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