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Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018 Internships

The US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies is now accepting applications for Spring 2018 program and research interns. Current areas of research include: North Korean political, economic, and social development, North Korean WMD issues, US-ROK nuclear cooperation, US-ROK cooperation on nuclear security, US foreign policy to both Koreas, energy security cooperation in Northeast Asia, ROK energy policies, ROK domestic politics and more.

USKI internships are unpaid and applicants must be able to commit to at least 4 days a week. Great opportunity for recent graduates and students who are interested in Korea or East Asian Affairs

Interns generally are asked to work on a variety of tasks including research assistance, event attendance and memo reporting, providing logistical supports for events and projects, and other activities supporting programs led by USKI staff and/or Visiting Scholars.


Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Strong interest in Korea and/or East Asia policy
  • Be at least a junior in college or higher; graduate students and post-grads are encouraged to apply
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments, meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Foreign language skills are a plus (but not necessary)
How to Apply

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (2-3 pages) in PDF to Seo Ho Lee, Academic Program Coordinator at [email protected]. Please use the subject line, “Application: Program & Research Internship.”

Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and are thus strongly encouraged to apply early.