Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Australian Embassy in Seoul is seeking an intern for its Public Diplomacy section

The Australian embassy is now advertising for an internship in the public diplomacy and media section. 

As I have written about before usually these positions are given to Korean university students because of the need for professional level Korean ability. As it is the public diplomacy and media section intern hopefuls can expect the role to involve media scanning of Korean articles mentioning Australia, providing support to any Embassy events and also managing the Embassies SNS activities which include a facebook page and a blog.

You can read more about what I have said earlier about embassy internships here.

Below is a re-post of the internship information found on the embassy website.

Internship Position in the Media and Public Diplomacy Section 

The Australian Embassy invites applications from university students or recent graduates interested in undertaking a three-month internship for educational purposes and experience in the Australian Embassy’s Media and Public Diplomacy section. There is a position currently available and further positions will become available over the next twelve months.
The Embassy is looking for enthusiastic workers, keen to learn more about Australia and contribute ideas on how to enhance the Australia-Korea relationship. The position(s) requires well developed English proficiency.
Applications should be in English and include a covering letter, a current résumé including work experience and details of education qualifications. Applications should be e-mailed to by close of business on 15 January 2014. Late applications will not be accepted.
Only applications which include the above documentation will be considered. In order to manage the recruitment process efficiently, only applicants who are successfully short-listed for interview will be contacted. The successful applicants will go on a merit list and positions will be offered as they become available. The positions include a daily meal and transportation allowance. The successful applicants will be required to provide a police record check before commencing duty with the Embassy.

Under the direction of the Section Head, interns will be required to:
• Media monitoring
• Translate relevant material in Korean/English
• Assist with cultural and outreach events
• Assist with online activities
• Assist with managing and organising official visits;
• and other duties as directed.
Selection Criteria
The Intern should possess the following skills, knowledge and personal attributes:
• An enthusiastic worker, keen to learn more about Australia and contribute ideas on how to enhance the Australia- Korea relationship.
• A good standard of both Korean and English language skills, both verbal and written.
• Computing skills and knowledge including relevant Microsoft office software.
• The position requires a self-starter with initiative, someone who can achieve allotted tasks and motivate supporting staff.
• Good organisational skills and a structured approach would be an advantage.
Kyobo Building in Gwangwhamun - the location of the Austalian embassy in Seoul.

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