IIP Placements in South Korea
Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR)
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights was established in 1996 and is a non-profit, non-partisan NGO devoted to raising awareness on human rights violations in North Korea both domestically and abroad through publications, conferences, and campaigns. It also protects the lives and human rights of North Korean refugees in third countries and assists North Korean children and youth through various resettlement programs in South Korea. A working knowledge of Korean is recommended. IIP candidates should have strong writing skills, be self-motivated and driven to come up with new ideas and present them in an articulate manner. Skills in videography, graphic design, photography, social media, and website management would be an asset. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. IIP candidates applying for an IIP internship with the NKHR may choose from a variety of activities:
- International Cooperation, Campaign, and Research Teams: IIP Interns will be responsible for researching assigned human rights/refugee topics, drafting briefing reports, proofreading publications, assisting in preparations for the annual International Conference on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees, preparing and participating in urgent campaigns, and researching and preparing a weekly e-mail newsletter.
- Domestic Education Team: IIP Interns who complete NKHR’s volunteer training program, held annually in the beginning of July, may teach English/art/sports to North Korean children and teenagers during summer camp and will participate in various cultural and sports activities with North Korean college students.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Translating a defector's testimony, helping to plan and run fundraising events/projects, managing social media, writing (and making a movie) about the organization's past work/events. View a PowerPoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern.
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Daily NK is an online periodical founded in 2004 that delivers news from North Korea. The news articles are translated into four languages: English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. They strive to inform the international world about the latest updates occurring within North Korea and to induce genuine changes within and from without the totalitarian regime. In particular, Daily NK aims to broaden the perspectives of the young generation by strengthening the flow of information from North Korea and delivering them across a wide range of communications platforms. IIP interns will have the opportunity to learn about North Korean history, society, politics and the economy. IIP interns also have opportunity to personally interview North Korean defectors and engage in diverse journalistic, educational, research and translation experiences. IIP candidates should have a prior understanding of North-South Korean relations and world politics as well as interest in journalism and writing. Skills in Photoshop and design would be an asset. IIP candidates should be fluent in Korean, and Japanese and/or Chinese would be an asset. Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. View a PowerPoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern.