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Internships for Seoul, Korea

Korea University

Students who are enrolled in the summer program at Korea University have the opportunity to participate in a 3-credit, unpaid internship. Placements are available in large corporations’ departments related to:

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Operations

Eligibility requirements are slightly higher than that for classes. Students must have a minimum 2.7 GPA and sophomore class standing. The internship is in addition to taking at least one other course and students will need to submit additional documents with their summer application. KU does not provide accommodation during the internship period and placements are not guaranteed as final decisions are made by the individual companies.

Internships occur the month before classes start which means the internship application deadline is in early March. Interested students should apply to USAC as soon as possible and connect with their USAC Program Advisor.

Yonsei University

Students enrolled in the summer program at Yonsei University are eligible to participate in a 2-credit internship (approximately 14 hours a week) on top of their regular academic course(s). Interested students will need to complete a separate internship application. Placements are not guaranteed as final decisions are made by the individual companies. The internship begins prior to the start of classes so selected students should be prepared to arrive early.

Students can choose from a variety of corporate and research opportunities. The Corporate Internship Program offers you direct exposure to global corporate settings in the heart of Seoul, taking advantage of Yonsei University's vast alumni networks, and strong ties with business and educational partners. The Research Internship Program offers selected students the opportunity to participate in research projects or work as an intern in research centers or organizations at Yonsei University. Research center placements are limited to specific majors, usually within the STEM field. Regardless of the internship program, some placements require an advanced level of Korean language as well as relevant academic/professional experience.

See Yonsei’s Research Internship page and Corporate Internship page for further details and placement options.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

Kookmin University

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Nov 1

Korea University

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1
  • January: Open
    • Deadline: Nov 1

Yonsei University

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1
  • January: Open
    • Session I / I&II deadline: Oct. 15

Program Type

Partnership (all programs)

Credit

Overseas credit (all programs)

Eligibility

Kookmin University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Korea University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Minimum class standing: Applicants must have sophomore standing or higher at time of application, and
transfer students must have completed at least one semester at their current institution.

Yonsei University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Applicants must be degree-seeking at a 4-year institution and have sophomore standing at time of application. In addition to above, transfer students must have one semester completed at their current institution.

Program Capacity

Kookmin University: 40 students
Korea University: 30 students
Yonsei University: 80 students

Instruction

English | Korean (all programs)

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