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Internship Opportunities

What to Expect

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea is seeking current undergraduate students, recent post-graduates, and M.A. candidacy applicants for semester, 6-month, and 1-year internships at HRNK’s headquarters in Washington DC.

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Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter (please include anticipated start date)
  • Professional Resume
  • 500–1,000 Word Writing Sample (no particular requirements with regards to the topic/subject of the writing sample) 

Competitive applicants should have a strong interest in North Korea and human rights; however, candidates from a variety of concentrations will be considered. Specifically candidates with backgrounds in:

  • Korean Studies/Korean Language
  • Asian Studies
  • Political Science
  • International Studies
  • Government
  • International Affairs/Relations
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Communications/Film
  • Journalism

Successful applicants will be asked to provide references as well as undergo a formal interview process before being offered an internship. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. We strongly recommend that applicants apply at least 6 months prior to their anticipated start date. Internships are typically unpaid, but academic credit is honored. A minimum commitment of 20 working hours per week is preferred. 

Contact Information

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 435
Washington, DC 20036

(202) 499-7970

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