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Coreana Connect

Submissions open: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 23:59

Host Organization:  Coreana Connect


Organization Profile: Focus on women's issues in North Korea. We seek to improve the quality of life of women in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) through varied and holistic programming in a range of sectors.

Women in North Korea face a range of cultural and institutional barriers to maximizing their economic potential, personal health and well-being. Coreana Connect will design programs to focus on quality of life, market participation and basic rights for women in North Korea.

We seek to identify and act on issues on which cooperation and tangible improvements are possible. In the long run we hope to facilitate cooperation between Americans and Koreans directly on issues of mutual concern to the governments and citizens of both countries.

Seeking to execute projects in-country following a US-DPRK agreement. Currently building awareness internationally on women’s rights in North Korea. Four person executive team. None full time. Three have extensive experience running NGOs and projects in North Korea; one with strong human rights background. Currently two interns.

City:    Songdo, South Korea

Work description:  

  • Support in organization of conference on women in North Korea.
  • Support in organizing workshop in North Korea.
  • Support for research to go on blog or public reports.

Number of Opening(s):    1 or 2

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June

22 –August 14, 2020):    Five days a week (35 hours per week, 8 weeks)

Work Attire:   Casual, unless participating in events

Local Language:    Korean

Not required:   Local language proficiency is not required but desirable

Additional desired intern qualifications:  Strong organization skills, strong communication skills, able to work remotely some days effectively.

South (Republic of Korea)
City or Cities: 
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status. MA students in the Center for East Asian Studies are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the spring quarter. 

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing
Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission. 

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.

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Stanford Global Studies Internship Program