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Special Recruit

International Internship Program

 

About the May 18 Memorial Foundation

 

The May 18 Memorial Foundation was foundedin 1994 with the precious funds of the May 18 victims, Gwangju citizens,overseas Koreans and Korean citizens in order to continue and develop thedemocratic spirit and solidarity of the May 18 Democratization Movement. Alongwith the aims of spreading the history of the struggle and its generous spiritto the global community, we hope to march altogether to promote and protectdemocracy, 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 MemorialFoundation has been conducting and expanding many projects to commemorate thespirit and struggle of the May 18 Democratization Movement, to eventuallycontribute to the peaceful reunification of Korea and to work towards peace andhuman rights throughout the world.

The Foundation has carried out numerousprojects in various fields, including organizing memorial events, grantingscholarships, 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 mainprojects 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 and Dispatching Interns

· Volunteers

· Teachers Training

· Education Support

· Developing Education Materials

· Red Festa

· May Road Tour and Field Study

· Publishing Quarterly, Jumeokbab

· Publishing of May Literature Series

· Archive Collection

· Archive Preservation

· Archive Utilization

· Archive Study

· Research Support

· Publishing of Asia Journal

 

 

 

 

About the International InternshipProgram

 

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

Goals of the International InternshipProgram

 

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

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

2) to nurture outstanding individuals tolead global civil society.

 

 

Main Policy

 

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

· In this sense, the May 18 MemorialFoundation seeks applicants who are endorsed by their organizations and arerequired to go back to their organizations after finishing the internship.

· The Foundation requires a recommendationletter from the representative of the organizations with which applicants areinvolved.

· This is a co-partnership program, soorganizations are also encouraged to select staff who is interested in applyingfor this internship program.

 

 

Eligibility

 

· Applicants should be a working member ofan organization. Applicants cannot apply as individuals without theknowledge/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 inthe field of human rights, are encouraged to apply.

· Applicants need to have received aproper education. Preference will be given to those with degrees in humanrights-related majors such as social sciences and communication, and to thosewho 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, one willwork for 12 months, July 2017 to June 2018.

 

 

Conditions of Service

 

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

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

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

·In case of illness or other circumstancesthat might prevent the completion of the internship, interns will inform theirsupervisors.

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

·Interns are supposed to work from 9 AM to6 PM Monday through Friday and to carry out the duties assigned to them. Theyreceive a summer vacation and a special holiday in December. They are compelledby the same duties and obligations as regular staff members; in particular, allconfidential and unpublished information obtained during the internship may notbe used by interns.

 

 

Sojourn Expenses

 

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

 

 

Requirements

 

Applicants should submit the followingdocumentation:

· Completed, dated, and signed internshipapplication form

· Curriculum Vitae

· A scanned copy of valid and not expiredpassport

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

· An official endorsement letter from yoursuperior 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 yourfull academic tran from your current university or learning institution orother universities or institutions which you graduated from earlier; a written sample ofresearch work or an abstract of academic papers (3-10 pages maximum).

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

 

 

Application Deadline

 

June 21. 2017 until 30. 2017

 

 

Notification

 

Selected candidates will be informedwithin the first week of Julyl 2017 on the official website. Unsuccessfulcandidates will be notified by email and are encouraged to apply again thefollowing year.

 

 

Contact

 

International affairs Department

The May 18 Memorial Foundation

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

Phone: +82 62 360 0542

Fax: +82 62 360 0519

Email: 518interns@gmail.com/

 

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