Call for Applications: The 13th Cohort of SNUAC Research Internship

“Call for Applications for 2020 SNUAC Research Internship: Your Future Start Here”

The 13th Cohort of SNUAC Research Internship



SNUAC is running an internship program in which the participants can receive education in Asian studies and have hands-on experience in research. The purpose of the internship is to cultivate the abilities of future scholars and professionals of Asian studies through training and education. With this aim, the professors and researchers of SNUAC give lectures on different fields of Asian studies and educate the interns on basic procedures and administrative tasks by offering hands-on experience in ongoing research. The research interns are undergraduate and graduate students from diverse majors, who share the common interest of “Asia.” During the internship, the interns will participate in various seminars and assist in different programs and departments of SNUAC. While participating in the education and training programs, the interns will build a sound network by hosting social events and going on field studies to historical sites related to Asian studies.



A. Education on the Asian regions and themes (Asian Studies)

– Learn about Asian studies research focusing on SNUAC research outcomes via small lectures.

– Lecture Topics :

  • Diverse Asia (interior and exterior challenges for contemporary China, political conditions of Northeast Asia and the Korean peninsula, the Cold War island Jinmen, the past·present·future of Central Asia, Muslims of Southeast Asia, Korea-ASEAN relationship and the New Southern Policy)
  • Looking at Asia through Themes (environmental cooperation in Asia, studying Asia via tides and relationships, Asia and Future Earth, political administrative system seen through Singapore’s value system, Korea in the 21st century, Korean educational reform starting from college courses, etc.)

B. Training on research and administration

– Opportunities for research work through assignment at a SNUAC research program or regional center

  • Northeast Asia Center, Southeast Asia Center, Center for Eurasian and Central Asian Studies, West Asia Center, South Asia Center, Center for Asian Urban Societies,  KOSSDA, Civil Society and NGOs Program, Program on US-China Relations, Quality of Life Program, Future Earth Program, Asia Review (journal), DiverseAsia (webzine), PR Team/Academic Reporter, etc.)
  • Applicants who wish to experience the PR team and work as academic reporters should mark [Applying for PR Team/Academic Reporter] on the application.

C. Networking program for research interns

– Small group seminars (twice a month), on-site survey (once a month), and monthly meetings

D. Program to improve academic skills

– Writing a research paper, mentoring and granting an excellent dissertation award

E. PR Team/Academic Reporters

– Academic reporters participate in various academic events and seminars at SNUAC and write articles, take photographs and videos. Applicants who wish to experience the PR team and work as academic reporters should mark [Applying for PR Team/Academic Reporter] on the application.


Internship Duration

March 2020 – September 2020 (6 months)

Number of Openings

Approximately 10 interns will be selected for the 13th cohort

Recruited Areas

  • Regional research centers and thematic research programs
  • PR team/Academic reporters


A. Monthly activity allowance of 200,000 KRW.
B. The interns receive awards based on the decision of the SNUAC committee at the completion ceremony.
C. Field trips for strengthening research capacity are supported.
D. Certificate of completion (Kor/Eng) is issued at the completion of the internship. (Only for interns who fulfill the 6 months of internship.)
E. Outstanding research papers will be awarded prizes at the completion ceremony.


A. Domestic and international undergraduate and graduate students interested in Asian studies research.
(Undergraduate student need to have completed more than four semesters of their coursework)
B. Open to all majors and nationalities.
(Non-Korean nationals must be able to understand lectures in Korean)
C. Only candidates available to work over 20 hours/week will be selected. (※ Mandatory to work for 8 hours on Fridays.)
D. Applicants to PR team/academic reporters with experience in university press and media, extracurricular PR activities or skills in video editing, Illustrator and Photoshop will be given preference. (※ Links to SNS accounts like blog, YouTube, Facebook or Instagram should be submitted.)

Required Documents

A. Coverletter and resume (Please refer to the attached form)
[Research Internship Application Form]-> Please click to download the forms.
Save the file as ‘[13th Research Internship]_Name’
B. Other documents demonstrating the candidate’s abilities such as certificates and awards (copies are accepted).
C. Documents other than the coverletter and resume should be compressed as .zip files.
D. University enrollment certificate (mandatory).
Graduates should submit their degree certificates.

Application Process

A. Application Deadline: From Monday, January 13 to 23:59 Wednesday, February 5, 2020
B. Please send applications via email to
C. Inquiries
– E-mail:
– Tel: 010-7317-9321
– SNS: @snuacintern (Instagram DM)

Important Dates

A. Document Screening: Successful candidates who passed document screening will be individually contacted in mid-February.
B. Internship Interview: Expected in the last week of February.
C. Final Announcement: Expected at the end of February (the selected interns will be individually contacted after the interview).