MOU Overseas Student Correspondent 2012 Application

The Ministry of Unification is pleased to announce the Overseas Student Correspondent Program which offers motivated undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work as student correspondents for our Ministry.

This is an opportunity for students to interact and dialogue with North Korean defectors, South Korean college students, South Korean government officials, and other professionals involved in various aspects of the North Korean defectors’ resettlement process in the Republic of Korea.

Students will also be given the opportunity to produce creative videos on unification and participate in the Youth Leaders for Unification Camp.
Currently, we are looking for suitable candidates.

Interested students are requested to submit their resume, application form, cover letter, 1 passport-sized photo, and short writing sample (1 page max)  to by Friday, March 30th, 2012.

Selected applicants will be notified by email by April 3rd to schedule for a phone interview. The interviews will take place on April 4th – 6th.  All applicants must state the name of the internship in the subject line of the email.

Program Description 2012

Ministry of Unification Overseas Correspondents Application Form


15 thoughts on “MOU Overseas Student Correspondent 2012 Application

    • Hi Scarlett,

      There is no stipend offered for the summer program in Korea but correspondents will receive payments for the articles they write that are approved by MOU.

  1. I was wondering about the writing sample, what specifically are you looking for? For example, would you like an analytical paper on the general area of North Korea?

    • Hi Elizabeth. Your writing sample should be an academic paper that you believe represents your best writing skills. It doesn’t have to be directly about North Korea but it would be helpful if it was on a related topic.

  2. Hi, would you possibly know when we are supposed to receive a notification about whether we’ll be interviewed or not?

  3. Hi! we were supposed to email our decisions by 11:59PM, right? I just realized that the email did not specify whether it was at noon or midnight? I’m assuming it is alright as long as I reply to the email notification by the 16th.

  4. Hello,

    I’m currently an undergraduate student studying in the U.S. with a keen interest in North Korean affairs, as well as larger issues regarding Korean reunification. Are there any other opportunities similar to this one that might be offered through the Ministry of Unification in the near future?

    Thanks so much for your time!

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