The Korea Foundation aspires to foster Korea′s next-generation global leaders through its Global Internship Fellowship program. The KF Global Intern or Fellow will have the opportunity to work at some of the world’s finest research institutions and museums, such as the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the British Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Thus, the next-generations of Korean leaders will be provided with opportunities to broaden their experience at the global level and to prepare themselves to interact in multi-cultural international communities.
The KF Global Think Tank Internship Fellowship
The KF Think Tank Internship Fellowship Program provides Korean students and researchers with opportunities to work as an intern or a visiting researcher at leading overseas policy research institutions. After the initial Think Tank Program in 2011 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) in Washington D.C., The Korea Foundation established in 2014 the Internship Fellowship Program with Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden. The KF Program will be expanded to other leading institutions in order to afford opportunities at a global level for the younger Korean generations.
|Institution||Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWIC), USA. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden.|
|Qualifications||Fellows or Interns||• Republic of Korea citizens only
• English test scores: TOEIC 850, TOEFL 100 (iBT) or 250 (CBT), TEPS 750 (or candidates deemed capable of conducting independent research at renowned English language institutions, and also able to work as part of a research group)
|Fellows only||• Applicants should have a Ph.D. or its equivalent, or comparable professional experience; and are expected to have published research that is germane to one of SIPRI’s core research topics.|
|Interns only||• Applicants must be current students in a graduate school degree program or recent graduates thereof (within one calendar year), with at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent.|
|Duration of Term||WWIC
Three months or six months
|(*cannot be extended)||SIPRI
Four months(one semester) or nine months(one academic year)
|Process||• The KF will receive and screen the applications.
• The SIPRI and WWICI will then evaluate, interview (e.g., telephone), and select the Fellows and Interns.
|2013 Application Period||May 1 to May 31, 6:00 p.m.|
|Documents to be filed
(must be written in English)
|Fellows or Interns||① Application form (attachment)
② Statement of Purpose: a one page personal statement
③ Research proposal: summary (250 word limit); and essay (1500 word limit)
④ Official transcripts and graduation certificates (if applicable) from undergraduate and graduate schools
⑤ Official English test scores
|Fellows only||⑥ Published research paper: submit the full text if written in English and an abstract if written in Korean
⑦ One letter of recommendation from an official of an affiliated organization.
|Interns only||⑥ Official transcripts from graduate school
⑦ Two letters of recommendation from a college or university professor
|The Korea Foundation’s Support||① Airfare: standard round trip flight from Seoul to Washington, D.C. or from Seoul to Stockholm.
② Monthly stipend for living and housing expenses
Intern: US$2,000 per month, Fellow: US$2,500 per month
③ International health insurance coverage
An applicant will be notified via email about each admission decision. Furthermore, there will also be an announcement on The Korea Foundation’s website about those applicants who are to be interviewed. The final decisions will likewise be promulgated.
• First stage decisions: June
• Final decisions: July
* These dates are subject to change and are contingent upon the particular circumstances of The Korea Foundation, WWIC, or SIPRI.
KF Museum Internship
The Foundation provides ambitious young Koreans with an opportunity to develop themselves into leading figures in the cultural world by accumulating knowledge and experience at the global level via internships with some of the world’s most prestigious museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Qualifications of candidates for museum internship: Candidates applying for a museum internship should have an MA degree or higher in a related field, and be pursuing a career as a museum curator or a similar position in a museum
- Candidates should be fluent in the native language of the country concerned.
- Candidates should be of Korean nationality.
- Candidates must have no records that could give grounds for their disqualification from working abroad.
Period: 3-12 months (The specific length of time will be decided after consultation with the museums concerned.)
-No extension will be allowed.
Number of successful applicants: Up to 5 for 2011
- 1 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- 1 to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- 2 to the Guggenheim
How to apply: Send the following documents to the Foundation on line (email@example.com): the application form in the format prescribed by the museum concerned, the internship plan in English (no more than 35 pages), two letters of recommendation, and the official transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate) and the certificate of registration.
Application process and timeline
-Timeline: To be noticed on the Korea Foundation website
*Applicant screening is conducted by the museum concerned.
Foundation: A fixed amount to cover the return air fare and part of the cost of living abroad for the program
(The internship itself is an unpaid training program.)
- Museum: Information about visas and accommodation
- Internship Working time: Five days a week full-time
- The museum places the intern in the right post and offers special guidance.
- Internship recipient
- What to do: The internship recipient is required to perform his/her duties as an intern in a sincere manner according to the guidance provided by the museum and the directions of the program.
The recipient is also required to submit a report on the internship within one month of returning to Korea.
KF Salzburg Fellow Program
The Korea Foundation supports the participation of Korean leaders at the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) in Salzburg, Austria as KF Salzburg Fellows. The goal is to foster Korean representation in international dialogues and also to enhance the SGS’s efforts to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern.
The Salzburg Global Seminars are five-day (or three-day) sessions focused on critical challenges confronting the global community, by means of in-depth discussions in order to creatively solve global problems. More than 21,000 individuals from 156 countries have participated in Salzburg Global Seminar programs since 1947 as Salzburg Global Fellows, including current and future world leaders. The Seminar address a wide range of social, cultural, economic, and political issues that affect the future of the world.
The prestigious SGS community provides Fellows and partners with a rich resource of networking capabilities and regional sessions which facilitate the continued engagement and commitment of Fellows around the world in the work begun in Salzburg and elsewhere.
The Korea Foundation established The KF Salzburg Fellowship Program in 2012, and invites talented mid-career professionals to apply for The KF Salzburg Fellowship.
Number of Fellows
15 or less fellows per year
→ The Korea Foundation will receive the application packages and screen the applications.
→ The SGS will make the final selection of the Fellows.
→ The KF will announce the results.
Qualifications and Requirements
• Republic of Korea citizens only.
• Mid-career professionals with significant professional experience in the session topic.
(For specific information, please see the attachments.)
• The KF SGS Fellows are required to be present for the full length of a session.
• All sessions are conducted in English. Therefore, a prerequisite is proficiency in spoken and written English.
The KF will pay for costs of the SGS Seminar.
The SGS will provide partial airfare, depending on the state of funding at the SGS.
A. Application (see the attached form)
B. Curriculum vitae
C. A personal statement explaining the reasons for choosing this SGS session.
D. Two letters of recommendation that attest to your professional experience.
E. One passport-size photograph.
All documents should be written in English and a letter of recommendation should be signed and sealed by the recommender with his or her signature across the envelope flap.