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IIP-Daily NK
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 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:
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About: Daily NK is an online periodical founded in 2004 that delivers news from North Korea. The news articles are translated into six languages: English, Korean, Chinese, German, Japanese and Spanish. The periodical strives to inform the world about the latest updates occurring within North Korea and to induce genuine changes within and from outside the totalitarian regime. In particular, Daily NK aims to broaden the perspectives of the young generation by strengthening the flow of information from North Korea and delivering them across a wide range of communications platforms. In 2014, Daily NK merged with two shortwave radio stations targeting North Korea, Radio Free Chosun and Open Radio for North Korea and OTV, a NGO-based internet television channel and formed a consortium called Unification Media Group.

Intern Responsibilities: PROJECT 1: IIP interns will help with grant research and writing on which our organization is very dependent. While it is not necessary for the intern to have former experience, he or she should expect to learn how to create a pitch desk to present as part of a grant proposal to perspective donors in addition to spending time researching funding options best suited to our organization’s goals. Daily NK have recently formed a consortium with two radio stations broadcasting into North Korea, opening their funding options up exponentially. The intern would learn how to formulate grant proposals and key fundraising skills in addition to basic PR and marketing skills. This project would require 1 intern. This project would take place at their office in Seoul.
PROJECT 2:  The intern will handle all SNS updates, including Twitter, Facebook, and organizing their photo archive to contribute to their Instagram Page. Helping update and maintain their consortium page, Unification Media Group,  would also fall under these responsibilities. Brainstorming to new ways to engage readers and reach out through events and social media would also be part of this.
 PROJECT 3: The bulk of Daily NK's work is focused on translation, particularly from Korean-English, and as such we greatly welcome students interested in journalism and with translation prowess. Additionally, covering events related to North Korea in Seoul, conducting interviews with experts, or researching areas of interest to compose his or her own articles (in English, Korean, or both) is also encouraged. Creating radio scripts (in Korean) and participating in their daily radio broadcasts to North Korea on an array of topics is also encouraged and appreciated.
 
Qualifications: IIP Candidates should have a prior understanding of North-South Korean relations, world politics as well as interest in journalism, radio and/or script writing. Skills in Photoshop and design would be an asset.  Fluency in Korean is required and skills in any of the other languages (Chinese, German, Japanese and Spanish) would be an asset.

Previous work experiences (in the words of past IIP interns): Intern #1: My main responsibility was to translate articles into English. In addition to translating, I was asked to edit and add to the original article to better adapt to the taste of Western readers. After translating an article in the morning, I read through Korean articles to update on current news and search through English newspapers (such as the NYT and Guardian) to see if there are any news we missed. Similarly in the afternoon, I translated the rest of the articles.. Sometimes, I went to various events around the country related to North Korea for news coverage and wrote articles the next day. For example, we made a trip near the border to interview a defector participating in a 'unify Korea' bike marathon. Intern #2: I translated articles, created an English website, lead a fundraising/crowdfunding project and wrote a theme song...I learned a lot about what's going on in North Korea, what it is like to work in a company and how a NGO works.

View a PowerPoint presentation by a past IIP intern:
Nam, Hee Joo, DailyNK, South Korea.pdf
Daily NK, South Korea, Wie, Matt.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.