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INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT: North Korea Strategy Center U.S. (NKSC U.S.)

2015 Fall Research and Outreach Intern

Description of Internship (PDF)

    NKSC is seeking US student interns with a demonstrated interest in North Korea or human rights to intern during the Fall 2015 academic semester. Beginning and ending dates are flexible, but candidates will be requested to devote no less than 15 hours weekly.

    Interns will work directly under the supervision of the U.S. Program Officer. The U.S. Program Officer serves as a mentor to interns during the course of their internships. The types of responsibilities assigned to interns will vary depending upon the positions and needs of NKSC.

• Internship Period: Fall 2015. Start and end dates flexible

• Responsibilities: The intern will assist the US Program Officer with a variety of research, outreach and communications activities related to North Korean human rights awareness-raising activities in the US. This may include outreach to other organizations working on North Korean human rights, student groups, education institutes, and media. The specific responsibilities may vary based on the intern’s interests and experience, as well as particular projects that NKSC is working on the time.

• Qualifications: NKSC are looking for a college student (undergraduate or postgraduate) with an understanding of North Korean human rights issues, with excellent written communication skills. No prior experience is necessary, though experience in research, outreach or media is helpful.

    NKSC is a dynamic team with individuals of diverse backgrounds. As such, all internship positions require strong interpersonal and communication skills. Successful candidates will be reliable, responsible self-starters with a curiosity to learn.


    All students currently attending a US college are eligible.


     This is an unpaid internship.

Location USA

    Intern can work from home, with regular communication via email and Skype with US Program Officer (based in New York).

How to apply:

    Send a cover letter and resume via email to: sharon.nksc@gmail.com by 5pm EDT Monday 31st August 2015. *

Applicant’s cover letter should outline relevant experience, education, and reasons for wanting to intern with the North Korea Strategy Center.

*As we accept applications year-round on a rolling basis, applications received after this deadline will be considered for upcoming Winter internship opportunities.


    Please contact Sharon Stratton, U.S. Program Officer, with any questions: sharon.nksc@gmail.com.

    North Korea Strategy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Organizational Description

    NKSC is defector-led, non-partisan think tank that undertakes research and promotes action on North Korean issues based on principles of freedom of expression and freedom of information.

    NKSC empowers defectors, promotes open information, conducts primary research utilizing our close relationship with the defector community, and advocates for democracy and human rights in North Korea.

    NKSC envisions a free and open North Korea that upholds the fundamental human rights of all its people in a healthy democracy.

For more information, please visit http://en.nksc.co.kr/.