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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


Duration :

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.)

Place :

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:



salary :

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.

mission :

ACOPIA SEOUL OFFICE (internship) :
  • Promoting multicultural cafe

  • Promoting K-POP Camp

  • Promoting Work Camps abroad

  • Supporting staff during Work Camps and K-POP Camps

  • Creating Partnerships

  • Managing social media accounts

  • Original Activity

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.

  • 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.)

  • 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

We can provide a pick up service from Kumamoto Airport to Nagomi House.

We can provide a pick up service from Kumamoto Airport to Nagomi House.

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.

  • Rent

How to participate

1. Complete the form below (bottom of page).

2. Send your resume and a cover letter by email at acopia.intern@gmail.com.



Refund conditions
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

Inquiry (contact person)
Email: acopia.intern@gmail.com
TEL: + 82-2-738-4649
Asia Hope Camp Organization Korea Office
1F SAMTONG Building 24-7, World Cup buk-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea

application form

Name *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Gender *
English proficiency *
Japanese Proficiency *
Korean Proficiency *
Internship start date in Korea *
Internship start date in Korea
You will be in Kumamoto during 22 days from the 1st of chosen month
Travel Insurance *
Make sure that you can get a VISA by your own (we will not sponsor you) *
ACOPIA don't sponsor or issue VISA but can send you and invitation letter and the business registration certificate for you to apply for one.
I am fully aware that I have to pay a USD 300 deposit that is non-refundable *
I am fully aware that I have to stay in ACOPIA Houses during the whole period of my internship *
I am fully aware that my internship starts in Seoul and ends in Kumamoto
The internship starts in Seoul and ends in Kumamoto, means that there is no going to Kumamotot in between and coming back to Seoul afterwards to finish the internship