KOREA-JAPAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Korea-Japan internship program is a non-paid internship organized by the Korean NGO Asia Hope Camp Organization, and by the Japanese NGO Acopia Friendship International.
Are you looking for a working experience in Asia? To travel in Korea or in Japan? To learn a new language or discover East Asian culture? Perhaps all three at once?
If your answer is "Yes!" to any of these questions, our Korea-Japan internship program is exactly what you need.
About the internship
Our internship is a 3 to 6 months internship open all year-round. This means interns can apply whenever and choose their working period as they wish.
They will stay a total of 20 days in Kumamoto, Japan (fixed duration) from the second day of any month.
The internship starts in Seoul and ends in Kumamoto!
Round trip ticket will be provided by ACOPIA (flight from Incheon airport to Kumamoto Airport.)
The internship takes place in Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, and in Kumamoto, Japan.
You can check out Kumamoto's location, history, sightseeing, features, events and tips on the website below:
This internship is an unpaid one.
At ACOPIA, we value experience and emotions more than anything. Our mission is to promote social activities and to facilitate free exchange of ideas. As interns will work as intrapreneurs under minimal supervision, they have to be autonomous and rigorous. During this internship, interns will improve their decision-making skills and project management skills, use and take advantage of their creativity, improve their interpersonal communication skills, and most of all, work in a fun and friendly environment.
working hours :
Interns will work from Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm.
ACOPIA SEOUL OFFICE (internship) :
Promoting multicultural cafe
Promoting K-POP Camp
Promoting Work Camps abroad
Supporting staff during Work Camps and K-POP Camps
Managing social media accounts
KUMAMOTO (cultural experience and volunteering):
Starting on the second day of every month at 10 am (ACOPIA will book a flight for you to arrive on the first day of the corresponding month)
7 days tours and guided visits for cultural experience
7 days volunteering: teaching English to Kumamoto citizens, promoting friendship exchanges between citizens of Kumamoto and people worldwide, contributing to the city's internationalization while working with the Kumamoto City International Center (social media promotion and translations.)
4 days of 1:1 language exchange in Japanese
More about your stay in kumamoto
Learn Japanese language with a volunteer Kumamoto unversity student
Discover Kumamoto’s historical sites with local volunteers
Befriend the volunteers
Enjoy the freshest and purest water in Japan
Enjoy the city-nature integration
Remember Kumamoto as your second hometown!
After your stay in Kumamoto, you will be asked to hand in a little review of what you did in Kumamoto, what you learned and how the volunteering program has made you felt. This will include 5 pictures or more that you have taken of your favorite places, foods, people and experiences you have had in Kumamoto.
- University student (undergraduate or graduate); age 18 - 28
- Full English professional proficiency - IELTS 7 or equivalent level
- Japanese language proficiency
- Preferably with knowledge and skills in marketing, web design, digital communication, video editing
- Good organization and time management
- Capable of working efficiently and effectively under minimal supervision
- With a positive work attitude and able to communicate well with colleagues from different cultures and nationalities
During their internships, interns are required to stay in ACOPIA Houses (for girls only).
Full rent must be paid prior to arrival for both accommodation in Korea and in Japan.
HONGDAE SHAREHOUSE, SEOUL, KOREA :
Single Room :
September to February: 700 USD / month
March to August : 800 USD / month
Double Room :
September to February: 550 USD / month
March to August : 650 USD / month
Triple Room :
September to February: 500 USD / month
March to August : 600 USD / month
※Water, electricity and gas, wifi included.
- Toilet & Shower
- Living Room, Couch, Table, TV
- Kitchen, Refrigerator, Microwave, Water Purifier, Rice Cooker, Toaster, etc.
- Laundry Machine, Clothes Horse, Iron, Vacuum Cleaner
- Free Internet & Wi-Fi,
- Personal Computer
- Terrace (Only for those living on the 2nd floor of House 1.)
NAGOMI HOUSE, KUMAMOTO, JAPAN :
Interns will be using a Double Room on their own. The rent is 800 USD / month.
Wifi, TV, beddings (sheets and covers), pillow, bed, fridge, washing machine, AC and heater, rice cooker, microwave, cooking plates, vacuum cleaner, hairdryer, wardrobe, plates, cutlery, cooking material, oven toaster, toilet and bathroom. All included in housing fees (wifi and electricity bills are inclusive of the rent so you don’t have to pay them separately)
How to get to Kumamoto
information about participation:
2 participants per month
Administrative fee Korea: 300 USD
Administrative fee Japan: 5000¥ (45 USD). To be handed over in cash directly to the Kumamoto City International Center.
How to participate
1. Complete the form below (bottom of page).
2. Send your resume and a cover letter by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO APPLY.
Up to 2 months before departure: refund of fees except for deposit
Up to 1 month prior to departure: 50% refund of fees except for deposit
Up to 2 weeks before departure: 20% refund of fees except for deposit
From 2 days before departure: Refund impossible
※ The deposit of 300USD is not refundable but you can can use this deposit for any other program of Asia Hope Camp Organization during 2 years