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IIP-Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Field Work
Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
About: Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights was established in 1996 and is a non-profit, non-partisan NGO devoted to raising awareness on human rights violations in North Korea both domestically and abroad through publications, conferences, and campaigns. It also protects the lives and human rights of North Korean refugees in third countries and assists North Korean children and youth through various resettlement programs in South Korea.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP candidates applying for an internship with the NKHR may choose from a variety of activities:
International Cooperation, Campaign, and Research Teams: Interns will be responsible for researching assigned human rights/refugee topics, drafting briefing reports, proofreading publications, assisting in preparations for the annual International Conference on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees, preparing and participating in urgent campaigns, and researching and preparing a weekly e-mail newsletter.
Domestic Education Team: Interns who complete NKHR’s volunteer training program, held annually in the beginning of July, may teach English/art/sports to North Korean children and teenagers during summer camp and will participate in various cultural and sports activities with North Korean college students.

Qualifications: Candidates should have strong writing skills, be self-motivated and driven to come up with new ideas and present them in an articulate manner. Skills in videography, graphic design, photography, social media, and website management would be an asset. A working knowledge of Korean is recommended. 

Previous work experiences (in the words of the past IIP interns): Intern #1: Translated a defector's testimony, helped to plan and run fundraising events/projects, managed social media, writing (and making a movie) about the organization's past work/events. Intern #2:1) Translated posters, testimonials, poems, newsletter 2) Edited newsletter3) Created and ran fundraiser 4) Organized and participated in retreats and workshops for older NK defectors, high students,volunteers; Organized and produced music video with North Korean defectors for the UN's international day of friendship; Helped with the art exhibition and charity concert. Intern #3: Participated in fundraising events, translating official documents, managing press contact lists, arranging miscellaneous tasks regarding conferences and exhibitions we hold...I learned about the nature of NGO operations, North Korean human rights, working with government officials, etc.

View a PowerPoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern: Hyung, Sohee, Citizens' Alliance North Korean Human Rights, South Korea.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.