FNF Korea


The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Korea in Seoul offers internships to qualified young liberal-minded individuals. Our interns participate in all activities of the Foundation and have their own responsibilities and work assignments. An internship at the FNF Office in Seoul is a good opportunity to get first-hand and professional work experience in an international non-profit organization.

We expect from Applicants:

  • Assisting in all fields of our everyday work.
  • Ability to carry out research and to write articles and reports in English plus either German or Korean.
  • Cooperation in organizing FNF events (conferences, seminars, workshops, visiting programs, etc.).
  • Assist with updating our website and social media profiles.
  • Ability to work with MS Office. Hancom Office, Photoshop and other standard programs would be a plus.

Qualifications of Applicants:

  • Applicants must be, at least, in their second year of undergraduate study at the time of application.
  • Interest in domestic and foreign policy of Korea, as well as in Politics and Economy in general
  • Excellent command of the English language plus advanced knowledge of either German or Korean.
  • Ability to work autonomously and self-dependently in an international work environment.
  • Available for 6 to 12 weeks

Our service for interns in our office:

  • Excellent working conditions (individual working place, PC, access to the Internet, etc). The entire office infrastructure is at your disposal.
  • Access to local and international events in Seoul related to the mission and work of FNF, whether organized by FNF or other organizations.
  • Contacts to local and international partners of FNF, in Korea and on an international scale.

Application Procedure:

  • Motivation Letter (Please explain why you are interested in the internship, what it is that makes you a strong candidate and what your expectations of the internship are).
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Time of the internship: We accept applications throughout the year. Please include your prefered dates for the internship in your application.
  • We recommend to apply at least three month prior to your intended internship period.

Corona – measure:

Despite the pandemic South Korea offers still an intern-life. The problem of every entrants are the following issues:

  1. For the entry to South Korea you need a Visa. Please contact the nearest Korean Embassy or Consulate (Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg). For this internship you can apply for a C4. (You can find more information on this website: http://overseas.mofa.go.kr/de-frankfurt-de/wpge/m_9526/contents.do and for the English version: https://www.englishspectrum.com/c-4-visa-short-termtemporary-employment/....)
  2. Your stay is limited to 90days by applying for this visa.
  3. State Quarantine facility for foreigners without a residence in South Korea. The facility will be offered for 14 days to every entrants with the costs of 1.680.000Won (approx. 110US$ per day).
  4. Every entrants have to download the Corona – App right after arrival
  5. The events and meeting are very restricted these days, which have a big impact on the tasks during the internship. The focus will be more on researching tasks and writing professional articles, as well as a policy paper.  

The FNF is not able to provide you with funding or a health insurance during your internship in Korea, but we are offering a compensation for 500Euro/Month. We therefore strongly recommend for you to make necessary arrangements, i.e. signing health / accident insurance, prior to the commencement of your internship.