Commerce and Energy Researcher – Korean Embassy to the United States – Washington, DC

Position description

The Commerce and Energy Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C. is accepting applications for the following full-time researcher position

– Start Date: August 2014

– Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm

– Most U.S. and Korean national holidays are observed


– Analyze import/export activities and domestic statistics across major US Industries

– Monitor public and private sector activities in commerce & energy-related issues

– Conduct research and draft reports on policy developments affecting multilateral trade relations

– Attend events and hearings on trade and energy-related issues and produce official reports

– Draft speeches and presentations for diplomatic staff

– Facilitate logistics and meetings between Korean representatives and US government agencies

– Translate English-Korean documents and interpret during conferences



– Must be fluent in Korean and English

– Background in Political Science, Economics, International Business, law, Energy, International Relations, Commerce or related field

– Familiar with US-Korea trade relations

– Must be detail oriented and able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills

Application instructions

– Please submit your English and/or Korean copies of 1) resume; 2) cover letter; 3) writing sample; and 4) two references with subject line “2014 Commerce & Energy Researcher” by email.

– All applications must be accepted by July 11, 2014 (5:30pm EST). All documents must be included to be considered

– Korean citizenship is not mandatory for this position. Non-Korean citizens and out-of-state/country applicants will be equally considered for the position, as long as qualifications listed above are met

– Please, no phone calls. Only selected applicants will be contacted

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