Since 1987, Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Korea has been contributing to inter-Korean cooperation and environmental work on the Korean Peninsula by conducting numerous projects and events. Young people who are interested in the foundation’s work and want to gain insight into the processes of an internationally operating NPO continue to have the opportunity to apply for a research internship at HSF Korea. Interns will have several different possibilities to play a part in the foundation’s procedures and will have the opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge when they participate in events, conduct research on complex issues, and assist with organizational tasks. Interns at HSF Korea are guaranteed to gain first-hand experience in the fields of inter-Korean relations and environmental protection and development.
Although events were mainly conducted online due to the global pandemic, interns also participated in various conferences during the winter of 2021/2022 and were able to acquire valuable insight into the foundation’s work. Arianne Odendahl, for instance, participated as an intern of HSF Korea in the Junior Forum and the German-Korean Forum in person. Amelie Schweiger, on the other hand, had the opportunity to participate in various international forums, which were held online and thus brought together experts in the field from all over the world. In addition, Ms. Schweiger and the two Korean interns, Hyung Seo Kim and JiYe Chun were able to take part in field trips for surveys in the Controlled Zone at the Korean border. The interns also conducted research, participated in various conferences, and organized projects for inter-Korean cooperation and environmental work in the Peninsula.
The internship at HSF Korea offers insight into the various activities of an international NPO and enables interns from various fields of study to independently apply their knowledge in practice, acquire new skills and discover a unique international working culture. The integration of the intern in the team and their active involvement with the foundation’s work enables the young adults to grow on a personal and professional level. At the same time, the work culture offers interns room to pursue their personal interests and freely develop their skills.
We are still welcoming applicants for Spring 2022. You can access the internship offer here. Please regard the current Covid-19 related entry requirements and send your application to Ms. Anja Molek (Molek@hss.de).