Internships and Jobs
If you wish to post an internship or job please email information to Hanna Chang.
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan
The JICC seeks unpaid, part to full-time interns (12-35 hrs/week) for the Summer term. Internship start/end dates and hours are flexible and can be adjusted to suit the academic schedule of the chosen candidate.
The JICC is a part of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. Our primary role is to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information, educational services, and programs to the public. We strive to build bridges between cultures through various activities, such as film screenings, art exhibitions, an online newsletter, and school programs. The JICC is the gateway to connect the American public to Japan and the interns are an integral part of our efforts.
Documentary Film Assistant
CCTV documentary North America unit is seeking a Mandarin/English speaking collaborator with background in sociology, political science or international relation. He/she will be in charge of production scheduling and serve as a liaison between the director and interviewees. Strong translation skill required. No prior filming experience needed. Actual filming will take approximately 15 days in April 2012.
Focus of the documentary is social management. Majority of the interviewees are professors and scholars at major US universities and government agencies. This person is expected to travel with the crew during filming. CCTV will cover all travel/lodging/meal expenses. This is a paid position. Please contact the address below for salary information. If interested, please send your resume to Alison Qu at email@example.com.
Political Researcher at the Korean Embassy in Washington, DC
- Must be able to legally work in the United States
(OPT visa, permanent resident, US citizen)
- Excellent academic performance, with at least a BA in a related field of study (political science, international relations, public policy, or another related subject)
- Excellent English-language skills
- Fluency in written and spoken Korean
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Interest and working knowledge of ROK-US relations, US foreign policy, and current affairs
- Skillful command of Microsoft Office and Hansoft (Korean word processor)
- Ability to carry out other administrative duties, as necessary
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to
- Conducting research on various political and diplomatic issues
- Monitoring, attending, and reporting on think tank events and seminars
- Monitoring and writing reports on US press releases, US government statements, and other relevant publications
- Translating and summarizing various material from English to Korean
- Providing support for other relevant political and diplomatic duties
- Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a lunch break from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
- US federal holidays and Korean holidays observed
(March 1, August 15, October 3)
- May 2012 start date
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter (in both Korean and English) and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “APPLICATION” in the subject line no later than Friday, April 13. Individuals who are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Special Assistant to the Ambassador
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea is seeking applicants for a Special Assistant to the Ambassador. Training begins the week of May 7, 2012, with a start date of May 13, 2012.
This position is an excellent opportunity for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a future career in foreign policy or government.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
- Assists with external correspondences, communications, document preparation, and scheduling for the Ambassador
- Conducts research and data collection on various political and diplomatic issues.
- Supports embassy staff on relevant duties
- Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
- Excellent English-language skills
- Experience working in foreign office culture or understanding of Korean work environment
- Interest in Korea, foreign policy, ROK-US relations
- Korean language proficiency, though not required, is a plus
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Ms. Mina Chang at email@example.com no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 20. Only individuals who are selected for an interview will be contacted.