|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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
June 15 to 28, 2018
Selected candidates will be informed within the first week of July 2018 on the official website.
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
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