Overview of Global Peace Foundation (GPF):
The Global Peace Foundation was established in 2009 as an international non-sectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit organization, which promotes an innovative, values-based approach to peace building, guided by the vision of One Family under God. GPF engages and organizes a global network of public and private sector partners who develop community, national, and regional peace building models as the foundation for ethical and cohesive societies. The Global Peace Foundation’s unique approach to peacebuilding includes three essential aspects: interfaith leadership, empowering families and youth, and building a culture of service. We currently work in 25 countries and a few examples are the following: Korea, Mongolia, Kenya, India, and Uruguay.
GPF is currently looking to fill 3-5 internship positions open to undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates interested in Korea studies. In exchange for 10-20 hours a week, the Korea Project Associate will conduct research on the history of U.S.-Korea relations: with a specific focus on the rich cultural legacy of Korean-Americans including their stories and contributions in the U.S throughout history (and including the present). You will be engaged with our DC international headquarters staff as well as our Seoul-based South Korea team as we grow our One Korea Global Campaign in collaboration with Action for Korea United (AKU); the largest coalition of nearly 1,000 NGOs committed to advancing a vision for a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
For those residing in the Greater Washington area (DC, Maryland, Virginia), they will benefit from in-person mentoring and opportunities to expand their professional and academic networks, while our remote interns receive the same, but through our virtual platforms. This position is unpaid, however, we are glad to work with your University/College so that you can receive academic credit for your contributed hours.
For this specific internship we are asking candidates to have experience living in Korea (studying abroad, growing up there, going to college there, etc.) OR have studied Korea (shown via college/language courses).
Intern duties and responsibilities:
GPF is looking for candidates who are passionate about U.S. (and U.S.-Korea) history, Korean unification, diaspora communities, cultures, social anthropology, and other related areas of interest. The internship will consist of two groups, outreach and research. The research team will be focused on researching the role of congregations in Korean diaspora communities. The outreach team will be directly contacting congregations and pastors to collect stories and items. These will then be documented and incorporated into the larger Korea project.
Experience/knowledge of history and culture of Korea
Knowledge of Korean American history and culture
Experience or knowledge of Korean-American faith based organizations
Current undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate; in international relations, political science, history, Korean studies, or any other related field.
Experience with research, writing, editing, event planning, or other responsibilities listed above preferred (or simply a really great attitude about learning.)
Demonstrate an interest in Human Rights broadly and Peacebuilding specifically
Sense of curiosity, self-driven, and track record of delivering high-quality work
*Outreach Interns may be required to have some korean language skills
Provide substantive research assistance for projects
Provide outreach to Korean congregations
Review, fact-checking, proof-reading and formatting work product
Collaborate with other interns and GPF staff, meet virtually either weekly or bi-weekly
Participate in and support other GPF activities as needed
Professional experience working in an office in the Washington DC area
Close collaboration with Action for Korea United (AKU); a coalition of 1,000 NGOs
Hands-on experience working with an international nonprofit
Development of research, writing, and editing skills
Opportunity to add substantive research to your personal/academic portfolio
University/college credit (if applicable)
Send resumes to Aschramm@globalpeace.org or visit application website