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Call for Intern: ​International Internship Program 2018
Date : 2018-06-15     Hit : 507

 

 

International Internship Program


About the May 18 Memorial Foundation

The May 18 Memorial Foundation was founded in 1994 with the precious funds of the May 18 victims, Gwangju citizens,overseas Koreans and Korean citizens in order to continue and develop the democratic spirit and solidarity of the May 18 Democratization Movement. Along with the aims of spreading the history of the struggle and its generous spirit to the global community, we hope to march altogether to promote and protect democracy, human rights, and peace building regionally and internationally.(For more information, please go to http://eng.518.org) 


Introduction to the Foundation Works

Since 1994, the May 18 Memorial Foundation has been conducting and expanding many projects to commemorate the spirit and struggle of the May 18 Democratization Movement, to eventually contribute to the peaceful reunification of Korea and to work towards peace and human rights throughout the world. 


The Foundation has carried out numerous projects in various fields, including organizing memorial events, granting scholarships, fostering research, disseminating information to the public,publishing relevant materials, dispensing charity and welfare benefits, building international solidarity, and awarding the Gwangju Prize for HumanRights.


These are main projects of the Foundation:

 

Exchange & Solidarity Project

Education & Culture Project

Truth & Research Project

· Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

· Gwangju Asia Forum

· International Solidarity Projects

· Domestic Solidarity Projects

· May 18 Academy

· Recruiting & Dispatching Interns

· Volunteers

· Teachers Training

· Education Support

· Developing Education Materials

· Red Festa

· May Road Tour and Field Study

· Publishing Quarterly, Jumeokbab

· Publishing May Literature Series

· Archive Collection

· Archive Preservation

· Archive Utilization

· Archive Study

· Research Support

· Publishing of Asia Journal

 

 


About the International Internship Program

The International Internship Program strives to contribute to the development of democracy and human rights throughout our international network  by recruiting 3 interns from overseas, who have been working for human rights, democracy, and peace building organizations in their home countries, and by giving them an opportunity to experience and learn the history and development  process of human rights and democracy in the Republic of Korea, particularly the May 18 Democratization Movement in 1980. Interns will have the chance to exchange and network with Korean civil society groups. They can also choose or will be assigned research during the course oftheir internship. As interns, they will be assigned particular duties and responsibilities as part of the May 18 Human Rights Resource Exchange Project.


Goals of the International Internship Program

The annual internship program is an imperative part of the Foundation’s projects to promote international solidarity and human rights across the world. Through the internship programthe Foundation aims: 


1) to build a concrete solidarity through the exchange of human resources.


2) to nurture outstanding individuals to lead global civil society.


 

Main Policies

 

  • The May 18 Memorial Foundation believes that the International Internship Program is a part of the international networking efforts of the Foundation with international civil communities. Itis a program which allows individuals to build their career and network organizations to share ideas and strengthen mutual prosperity for a better future.

 

 

  • In this sense, the May 18 Memorial Foundation seeks applicants who are endorsed by  their organizations and are required to go back to their organizations after finishing the internship.

  • The Foundation requires a recommendation letter from the representative of the organizations with which applicants areinvolved.
  • This is a co-partnership program, so organizations are also encouraged to select  staff who is interested in applying for this internship program.

 

Eligibility 

 

  • Applicants should be a working member of an organization. Applicants cannot apply as individuals without the knowledge/support/recommendation of their current organization or network.

  • Applicants who have the minimum of 3years of NGO or social development work experiences, though not  necessarily in the field of human rights, are encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants need to have received a proper education. Preference will be given to those with degrees in human rights-related majors such as social sciences and communication, and to those who have specialized in human rights issues within these disciplines.

  • Applicants must  be computer literate(email/internet, web page, lay-out/design, etc.) and proficient in English; aworking knowledge of Korean is an advantage.

 

 

Time Frame


Once accepted to this program, the successful candidate will work for 12 months, staring from the arrival of the internship.


Conditions of Service

The relationship between the Foundation and the intern is one of mutual benefits. Interns are assigned to a unit of the Foundation according to the need of the office and their own areas of interest. They are involved, inter alia, in managing international events, such as Gwangju Prize for Human Rights and Gwangju Asia Forum, preparing for May 18Academy, conducting own researches, working on human rights issues, drafting analytical papers and reports, providing documental and technical services, depending on the need of the office. At the same time, the program aims to increase the intern`s understanding of current human rights issues at international level. 


Interns are assigned to work with asupervis or who is responsible for providing them with an orientation of duties and on work plans. Up on completion of  the internship, interns are required to complete their final reports on what they attained during the internship. Additionally, every intern is required to complete an evaluation questionnaire on his/her assignment and to submit  it to the May 18 Memorial Foundation.
 

Interns must fulfill their duties and abide by the rules and regulations of the program.

 

In case of illness or other circumstances that might prevent  the completion of the internship, interns will inform their supervisors.


There is no expectancy of employment  by  the Foundation at the end of  the internship and interns cannot  apply  for any jobs or pursue a higher degree until the termination of the internship.
 

Interns are supposed to work from 9 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday and to carry out the duties assigned to them. They receive a summer vacation and a special holiday in December. They are compelled by the same duties and obligations as regular staff members; in particular, all confidential and unpublished information obtained during the internship may not be used by interns.


 

Sojourn Expenses

Travel costs, airfares, and living expenses of 800,000KRW/Month are provided by the Foundation. Housing will be provided but utilities (telephone, electricity, and gas) will be paid by interns. Public health insurance will be given to cover accidents/illness incurred during an internship. If interns want more personal coverage they are encouraged to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy before arriving in Korea.  

 

Requirements 


 Applicants should submit  the following documentation:


· Completed, dated, and signed internship application form


· Curriculum Vitae


· A scanned copy of valid and not expired passport


· A write-up detailing your expectations, objectives, and interest in the International Internship Program (not more than two pages)


· An official endorsement letter from your superior or head of your organization


· An endorsement/referral letter from anyalumni/contact/network of the Foundation in your country or abroad (Optional)


· A copy of your full academic tran from your university or learning institution or other universities or institutions which you graduated from earlier; a written sample of research work or an abstract of academic papers (3-10 pages maximum).



·  Physical examination report (including TB test result)

 

 

Please send all the documentations listed above with the application form as scanned documents either in PDF format or as WORD attachments via email.


Application Deadline


June 15 to 28, 2018


Notification


Selected candidates will be informed within the first week of July 2018 on the official website. 


Contact


International affairs Department


The May 18 Memorial Foundation


Naebangro 152 Seo-Gu 5·18 Memorial Culture Center, Gwangju,61965, S. Korea


Phone: +82 62 360 0525


Fax: +82 62 360 0519


Email: 518interns@gmail.com

 

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