KOREA UNIVERSITY Global Leadership Development Center

Overseas Internship Programs

Korea University's Global Leadership Development Center (GLDC) provides a number of opportunities for students that seek to acquire knowledge and expertise related to global leadership. By utilizing the GLDC, students will have the opportunity to gain ample experience in various career fields through its overseas internship program. For those students that demonstrate exceptional and adept aptitude, the GLDC offers assistance by providing internship opportunities along with partial financial support. Students who participate in the overseas internship program will not only be given an opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge, but will also be able to apply their new found skills and apply them in real-world, professional settings. In addition, students will be able to apply these new sets of skills by employing cultural sensitiveness and language skills obtained from this program, and they will build invaluable and professional skills that will provide them with the means to become global leaders.

1. The WEST Program

The WEST (Work, English Study, and Travel) program is a U.S.-Korea student employment training program administered by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology. This program offers qualified students with an opportunity to study overseas in order for them to enhance their skills related to global leadership. Applicants are given 5 months for language study abroad, up to a maximum of 12 months for internships, and 1 month for traveling; making it possible for students to stay a total of 18 months in the U.S.

The WEST Website : http://www.ggi.go.kr/wp.do
The WEST cafe : http://cafe.naver.com/westwhp

2. The Washington Center

The Washington Center (TWC) is a non-profit educational institution located in Washington D.C. that provides undergraduate and graduate students a number of internship opportunities in government offices, non-profit organizations, and multinational corporations.

Since The Washington Centers' inception in 1975, the center has provided internship programs to more than 1,000 universities around the world and has given its students the opportunity to participate in internship related forums, seminars, and ceremonies.

The categories of internship programs are divided as follows

  • Advocacy, Services and Arts
  • Business and Management
  • International Affairs
  • Global Trade and Regional Integration
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Media and Communication
  • Political Leadership
  • Prudential Foundation Global Citizens
  • Science, Technology and Society


TWC Website : http://www.twc.edu

3. Global Society of Korea and America

The Global Society of Korea and America (GSKA), established in 2008, is a non-profit organization located in New York that seeks to unite overseas Koreans living abroad and promote the political, social, and economic well-being of both Koreans living in the U.S. and Korea. The GSKA provides internship opportunities for those who seek to acquire knowledge and skills related to global leadership. Based on the Memorandum of Agreement between Korea University and GSKA, the GSKA-KU global internship program offers selected Korea University students with valuable opportunities to participate and work in a number of professional settings, including international, governmental, and non-governmental organizations to help them to develop and enhance their leadership potentials.

GSKA Website : http://www.globalsociety.us