More Employment Opportunities in South Korea

Public Relations and Media

Of all non-teaching positions, jobs at public relations and advertising agencies are perhaps the most difficult to obtain, but they also pay quite well and include housing assistance. There are some opportunities to do on-air work, or to appear in movies or on TV.

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Research Institutes

Some private companies and government agencies hire foreigners as editors and teachers. Editors generally have degrees in the humanities, economics, or business administration and perform activities such as proofreading correspondence and publications and writing speeches. These jobs pay well and often include housing.



AIESEC (French acronym for the International Association of Students in Economics and Commerce) is a worldwide association for students, that offers short- and long-term internships abroad. Opportunities are available to all students at universities and colleges with AIESEC chapters. Internships are mainly for students studying economics, business, marketing, and computer science.

For more information visit the AIESEC website.

IAESTE Trainee Program

IAESTE (The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) offers three- to twelve-month placements and summer opportunities for juniors, seniors, and graduate students from accredited colleges. Opportunities are mostly for students studying engineering, architecture, mathematics, computer science, and other sciences. The application deadline for summer is December 10.

For more information visit the IAESTE website.

Princeton in Asia

PIA provides recent college graduates with internship opportunities in many Asian countries, including Korea. Approximately seventy-five positions are available annually, and internships are for one or two years. Most positions involve teaching English and applicants are expected to have experience teaching English as a second language. A limited number of positions in other fields are also available. Applicants are required to pay their own way to Princeton for an interview as well as travel costs to Asia if they are offered a position.

For more information visit the PIA website.


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