Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) Smmer 2018 Internship

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Metro stipend

Hours per week




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1800 K Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


KEI takes three classes of interns each year. Expectations for interns are high. In return, interns can expect a challenging environment which will give them a look in the inner-workings of the Washington, DC policy community.

We promise to provide interns with maximum exposure to the major issues and players in US-ROK relations and professional growth in a number of valuable areas.

Why Intern at KEI?

  • KEI interns are provided maximum exposure to the issues and major players in the field of Korea-US Relations via: report publication, attendance at events, and both peer-to-peer and VIP networking opportunities.
  • KEI interns are directly active in the practice of US-ROK diplomacy.
  • KEI interns gain experience in the areas of event planning, data collection, economic analysis, office management, and professional writing development.
  • 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.

Internship Description

Interns at KEI do not answer to a single department. Our internships provide a breadth of experience in Asia-related areas of research, professional development, and programming administration. Internships may include the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Attend conferences, programs, and hearings in the Washington area of interest to Korea;
  • Prepare short reports on events;
  • Assist with the event planning and conduct of various KEI-sponsored conferences and programs;
  • Provide research support to full-time staff;
  • Administrative activities which will contribute to a fuller understanding of the inner workings of KEI;
  • Work as a team with members of staff and other interns on major events and projects;
  • Track specific issues in the media.


  • Graduate student, or candidate with (at the minimum), a Bachelors Degree with a background in political science and/or economics as well as an interest in Asia-Pacific issues, especially Korea.
  • Excellent attention to detail, good organizational abilities and writing skills, professional demeanor, general office skills, strong computer skills.
  • Must be able to work full-time for a minimum of 3.5 months.

Applicants are not expected to have specialized expertise, but should be highly motivated and sincere in their desire for an internship that is challenging and professional in nature. Interns can expect close and constant interaction with program staff, up to and including the KEI management.

While KEI does not sponsor visas for its interns, KEI does provide documentation of the internship.

How To Apply



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 our application 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.

Internship Contact:

Sang Kim Director of Public Affairs & Internship Coordinator sk@keia.org