International Internship Program 2012 by the May 18 Memorial Foundation

The International Internship Program strives to contribute to the development of democracy and human rights throughout their 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 1980 Gwangju Democratic Uprising.

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.

The annual internship program is an imperative part of the Foundation’s mandate to promote international solidarity and further the promotion of human rights across the world. Through the internship program the Foundation aims:

  1. to build concrete solidarity through the exchange of human resources.
  2. to nurture outstanding individuals to lead global civil society.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

For requirements and application information, please visit the website.

Application Deadline:   January 27, 2012

Learn more about the International Internship Program 2012 by the May 18 Memorial Foundation.