Jumpstart your professional career with a full-time internship in Seoul. Known for being a vibrant hub of business, culture, cuisine and entertainment (hello K-Pop!), the South Korean capital provides a dynamic backdrop from which to get a taste of the working world, particularly for students looking to gain experience in business or marketing. TEAN’s internships team helps you every step of the way from personalized work placements based on your interests to re-entry advising to help you market your internship abroad to job opportunities back home. Along with gaining hands-on experience in the field of your choice, you’ll also enjoy comfortable housing, included cultural activities, ongoing guidance and plenty of time to explore all that Seoul and the rest of the country have to offer.

Overview

Gain real world work experience with a full-time internship (minimum 32 hours per week) in pre-established positions for 8 weeks (summer) or 8 or 12 weeks (Spring and Fall)

Further your professional development via interview preparation sessions and individualized feedback/coaching

Measure the skills you gain during your internship and compare yourself to entry-level job applicants with access to self-assessment tools and supervisor evaluations

Live in Seoul, the second largest metropolitan area in the world and South Korea’s thriving economic center

Enjoy guaranteed pre-arranged housing in centrally located, fully-furnished apartments which include internet and utilities

Explore the city during your comprehensive 2-day Orientation Program, filled with adventure as well as learning about local business etiquette and internship best practices

Participate in cultural events included throughout the duration of the internship, such as temple visits or learning basic Korean

Benefit from TEAN’s ongoing support as well as local staff who can help you culturally, professionally and personally throughout your stay

Career Fields

Internship Career Fields

Gain real world work experience with a full-time, unpaid internship (minimum 32 hours per week) in pre-established positions for 8 weeks (summer) or 8 or 12 weeks (Spring and Fall). There are some industry limitations – if your field is not listed below please contact us to check availability as not all industries available are listed below.

Business

Experience working in one of Seoul’s largest corporations gaining experience in business development, sales, market research, evaluating risk and vetting new business opportunity.

Marketing

Work for an agency or in-house at a large corporation learning the ins and outs of marketing and advertising. Roles can focus on content writing, account management, graphic design, business development and more.

Communications

A communications internship in Seoul will teach you all about content writing and digital marketing. You will assist in written communications, blogging and social media management to engage audiences both in Korea and abroad. With placements in either an agency or in-house at a corporation, you will will have the opportunity for hands-on experience and training in many aspects of marketing and development, while also gaining a good understanding of the Korea market.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Korea is technologically advanced and digitally connected country. The interns assist in front-end and back-end development of websites. Responsibilities may include getting involved in web projects, coding and implementing functionality and requirements, implementation of UI/UX, and testing finished products.

TOURISM

Korea is quickly becoming one of most loved travel destination by people from all over the world. This opportunity is perfect for students interested in a career in hospitality and/or tourism, or for marketing students interested in working in the hospitality and tourism industries. In this internship, interns attend festivals and group tours, assist with the organization of such tours, assist in the development of tour packages and coordination of trips, research and develop new tour programs, and gain a better understanding of tourism marketing and consulting skills.

Technology & Entrepreneurship

Dive into Seoul’s tech scene working for a unique company or entrepreneur as an intern marketer, analyst, community manager, product developer, business development assistant or in sales.

Media

Gain valuable experience dealing with media and PR for a public relations agency or media outlet as a content writer, event planner or PR assistant. Placements in both local and international organizations are available.

Academic Credit

Academic Credit through TEAN

TEAN has partnered with a US School of Record, the University of South Florida, to offer a US transcript for in-person and virtual internships. Students participating in a full-time 8-week internship abroad will be awarded 6 upper-division credits. We also offer virtual internship options worth 3-6 upper-division credits, depending on the number of internship hours associated with the program. Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of the online course which is managed by the WorldStrides Higher Ed Academic team in collaboration with the School of Record.

Upon completion of the program, students receive an official transcript from TEAN’s School of Record, the University of South Florida (USF). Located in Tampa, Florida, USF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctorate degrees. The USF transcript will reflect transfer credit for coursework completed during this program. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer.


Home University Credit

Participants may be able to arrange academic credit for the internship placement directly through their home university by speaking with their academic department and the study abroad office. At the time of application to the program, students choosing this option will need to provide TEAN with the details of the credit and any special requirements as it relates to the internship placement. Students are responsible for paying their home university for any tuition or fees associated with the credit.

TEAN encourages participants to discuss the academic credit options with their home university early in the application process. Academic credit for internships must be approved and arranged before the internship begins, as credit typically cannot be retroactively arranged.

Housing

Housing in Internship Locations

TEAN interns are guaranteed housing in secure, fully-furnished studio apartments in the host city. Accommodation is centrally located within walking distance of the subway.

Orientation & Events

Orientation

Your 2-day Seoul Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful internship by introducing you to the local culture, including local business etiquette and internship best practices, while also offering plenty of time to get to know your soon-to-be TEAN friends and having a fun journey in the process. Kick off the experience with a welcome dinner, explore your neighborhood by foot, visit the Seoul Tower, and head out on an excursion to the DMZ Zone between North and South Korea.


Events

Even though you are traveling abroad to work hard as an intern, it’s also important to take time to enjoy the local culture. The TEAN Internship Program includes a minimum of two unique and engaging cultural, experiential or professional activities, such as coffee catch ups during your time in Seoul. Examples of past events include:

  • An intro class to learning Korean
  • Temple visits
  • Visiting Gyeongbukgung Palace
  • Practicing meditation
  • Visiting Insadong
  • Professional networking opportunities and company visits
  • Community outreach/volunteering days
  • Career-building workshops with experienced industry leaders and representatives

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • All applicants are expected to have an appropriate academic background related to the internship placement duties.
  • The amount of required coursework (if applicable) will vary for each placement and your school.
  • Students who have completed at least one year of university work and have grade point averages above 2.5 will be eligible for most internships.
  • Other students are encouraged to apply as many other non-academic factors are taken into consideration.

Program Dates

Application Deadlines

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application for the Summer program anytime starting from November. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Summer 2022

May start 
Application Deadline Feb 1
Arrival Day June 1
Orientation June 1-3
Internship Starts June 6
Internship Ends July 29
Program Ends July 30
June start
Application Deadline Feb 15
Arrival Day June 15
 Orientation June 15-17
 Internship Starts June 20
 Internship Ends Aug 12
 Program Ends Aug 13

Fall 2022

8-Weeks
Application Deadline May 1
Arrival Day Sept 7
Orientation Early Sept
Internship Starts Early Sept
Internship Ends Early Nov
Program Ends Nov 5
12-Weeks
Application Deadline May 1
Arrival Day Sept 7
 Orientation Early Sept
 Internship Starts Early Sept
 Internship Ends Early Dec
 Program Ends Dec 3

Spring 2023*

8-Weeks
Application Deadline Oct 1
Arrival Day Mid-Jan
Orientation Mid-Jan
Internship Starts Mid-Jan
Internship Ends Mid-March
Program Ends Mid-March
12-Weeks
Application Deadline Oct 1
Arrival Day Mid-Jan
 Orientation Mid-Jan
 Internship Starts Mid-Jan
 Internship Ends Mid-April
 Program Ends Mid-April

*Final dates will be released closer to departure.

Fees & Inclusions

Summer 2022

Program fee and accommodation: $5,750

Fall 2022

  • 8-week program fee and accommodation: $5,750
  • 12-week program fee and accommodation: $7,950

Spring 2023

  • 8-week program fee and accommodation: $6,350
  • 12-week program fee and accommodation: $7,950

What’s Included

  • Internship Placement
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged housing including internet and utilities
  • Orientation with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of TEAN Staff and local internship support staff
  • Cultural events during the program
  • Pre-departure preparation including flight booking, visa and insurance advising
  • Airport pickup and reception upon arrival
  • Professional development exercises both during the pre-departure period and upon re-entry, including reimbursement for registration to a returnee conference
  • Access to self-assessment tools and supervisor evaluations that provide a roadmap for your development

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,200-$1,800)
  • Meals ($800)
  • Visa for non-U.S. passport holders from eligible countries (Approx. $30)
  • Travel Insurance ($350)
  • Cost to commute to/from the internship site dependent on internship location. Check with your Internship Program Manager for more details. (up to $200)
  • Travel and personal expenses ($650+)
  • Optional Academic Credit through the University of South Florida ($375)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experiences and budgets. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

Apply for TEAN scholarships – starting at $1,000 – for the chance to receive money specifically for studying abroad. Each year we award thousands of dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a full ride scholarship and more. Visit our scholarships page for details!

How it Works

How it works

Take a look through the above information including career fields, program fees and dates.  If you have any questions contact us. The TEAN Internships Team along with our placement team will guide you through the entire process – from application to after you return home.

1. APPLY

Apply online when you are ready. Make sure to meet the application deadline. See Program dates above.

2. Phone/Skype Interview

Once TEAN receives your application we’ll be in contact to have an interview with you. We’ll also provide some guidance on preparing your resume and cover letter that will be used to introduce you to possible internship placements.

3. CONFIRM YOUR PLACE WITH A DEPOSIT

After your initial conversation with one of the TEAN Internships team you’ll be requested to pay your program deposit. Once your deposit is paid TEAN will begin the process of securing your internship placement. This deposit is fully refundable if you are not placed in an internship. Read the full internship refund policy.

4. INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

Our placement team will collaborate with you to ensure we secure a suitable role in your career field. Upon securing a placement, you will be provided with an Internship Placement Profile that includes a list of duties.

5. ACCEPTANCE

You will confirm your place by submitting your signed Internship Profile Placement by the given deadline. At this point, TEAN will work with you to provide pre-departure information including flight booking information, visa guidance and housing details.

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