Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP)
Open to: All Interested University students (*Must hold Korean Nationality. A student who will be graduating in February, 2019 is NOT eligible to apply)
Position: CLO, CONS, ECON, POL, PD, CONS/Busan, DHS/CBP, FCS
Opening Date: July 17, 2018
Closing Date: July 27, 2018
There are no benefits, compensation, or any future employment rights attached to student participation in the FNSIP. However, students would gain valuable experience in various areas of foreign policy and management, and possible college credit that your educational institution may decide to award.
**Internship working period: Working period is not fixed; most interns will be starting from Late December/Early January. Please discuss your work schedule while interviewing with section. The exact internship periods and the hours per week will be arranged between the individual intern and the section. Interns can work up to 6 months and a Certificate of Internship will only be issued for those students who complete at least 100 hours of the program.
Please find attached the following documents – Application will not be considered without full submission of three documents marked with an asterisk (*) below.
*FNSIP STATEMENT OF INTEREST – Do not worry about “sign” on this application if you are sending via email.
*FNSIP COLLEGE PERMISSION FORM – Needed to be signed by a professor, administrative staff or anyone who can verify you that you are currently enrolled in university. Please get signature and SCAN it when you are sending via email.
Certificate of Studentship, English Test Score transcript (TOEIC, TOEFL etc) are OPTIONAL
Submit Application to:
Mail – Stamp on July 27 is acceptable.
ATTN: Human Resources Office (FNSIP)
188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu
Seoul 03141 Korea
If you submit your application via email, make sure you state your name. However, you need to get signature from your professor, administrative officer or anyone who can verify you that you are currently enrolled in your school on “FNSIP College Permission Form”, scan and send it when you submit it via email.
Can someone who has dual citizenship apply for this program?
If a student has dual citizenship and studies/lives in Korea, they may apply. If a student has dual citizenship and studies/lives outside of Korea, they are not eligible.
I will be graduating in February 2019. Am I eligible to apply?
No, a student who will be graduating in February 2019 is not eligible to apply for this program. This internship program is for a student who is currently enrolled in a university or college. A student who will be graduated in February 2019 cannot be considered as a “student” anymore because they will not go back to school after completion of the internship program.
I will be graduating in February 2019, but I am planning to apply for graduate school. Am I eligible to apply?
If you have already been accepted to a graduate school, you may apply for this program. An official admission letter from your graduate school is required.
I am out of the country, does the Embassy conduct interviews via phone?
Yes, we conduct phone interviews for well qualified candidates.
I am on a leave of absence from school for a while. Can I apply?
Yes, as long as you submit all necessary forms (including “Letter of Permission”), you are eligible to apply.
I am an exchange student and away from my school. How do I submit “Letter of Permission”? Is it possible to get signatures from the school which I am currently attending in an exchange program?
No, the Letter of Permission must be prepared by the school from which you will graduate.
Can I bring my applications to the Embassy?
No, walk-in/drop-off applications are not accepted.
I submitted my application via email and checked the “status of receipt”, and it still says “not read”. Should I send my application again?
If you receive the “Auto reply” upon submission, it means that your application has been submitted.
Do I need to submit a transcript?
Applicants must be in good academic standing at their current educational institution and must provide a certified transcript verifying this. Applicants must also provide written permission from the educational institution at which they are currently enrolled to participate in the FNSIP (College Permission form).