The May 18 Memorial Foundation offers internships for overseas students to learn the history and development process of human rights and democracy in the Republic of Korea, 2013
Program Name: The May 18 Memorial Foundation International Internship Program 2013
About employer: The May 18 Memorial Foundation was founded in 1994 with the precious funds of the May 18 victims, Gwangju citizens, overseas Koreans and Korean nationals in order to continue and develop the great democratic spirit and solidarity of the May 18 Democratization Movement.
Program Status: The program is for internship.
Subject(s): The program provides a chance to experience and learn the history and development process of human rights and democracy in the Republic of Korea.
Eligibility criteria: 1. Applicants should be a working member of an organization. Applicants cannot apply as individuals without the knowledge/support/recommendation of their current organization or network.
2. Applicants who have a minimum of 3 years NGO or social development work experience, though not necessarily in the field of human rights, are encouraged to apply.
3. Applicants need to have received a proper education. Preference will be given to those with degrees in human rights-related subjects such as social sciences and communication, and to those who have specialized in human rights issues within these disciplines.
4. Applicants must be computer literate (email/internet, web page, lay-out/design, etc) and proficient in English; a working knowledge of Korean is an advantage.
Open for following countries: The program is open to international participants.
Program detail: The International Internship Program strives to contribute to the development of democracy and human rights throughout the international network by recruiting 2 interns from overseas, who have been working for human rights, democracy, and peace building organizations in their home countries, and by giving them an opportunity to experience and learn the history and development process of human rights and democracy in the Republic of Korea, particularly the May 18 Democratization Movement in 1980. Interns will have the chance to exchange and network with Korean civil society groups. They can also choose or will be assigned research during the course of their internship. As interns, they will be assigned particular duties and responsibilities as part of the International Cooperation Project.
Duration: Two interns accepted for this program will participate for 10 months, for the period March 2013 to December 2013.
Opportunities available: 2 positions are available.
Apply for program: Applications should be sent by email.
Last date of application: Application deadline is January 11, 2013.