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Communications Internships

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS is currently seeking 1-2 Communications interns. Tasks will include such activities as web content management/updates (multiple websites), social media management, media tracking, writing media advisories and event briefs, email newsletter management, event material preparation, and more.

A successful candidate should have superior writing and editing skills (in English), some copywriting experience a plus, with an eye for design, and should have some experience in the following programs: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; WordPress (or other web content management systems); social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (forums).

USKI internships are unpaid and interns are expected to work at least 4 days a week.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Jenny Town, Assistant Director at jtown2@jhu.edu. Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Summer Program & Research Internships

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS is currently seeking program and research interns. Multiple positions are open and duties will vary. Some current areas of research include: North Korea political, economic, and social development, North Korean WMD issues, US-ROK nuclear cooperation, US-ROK cooperation in Southeast Asia, US-ROK cooperation nuclear security, US foreign policy to both Koreas, energy security cooperation in Northeast Asia, ROK renewable energy policies, and more.

Interns generally are asked to do a variety of tasks including research assistance, event attendance and reporting, logistical support for events and projects, and other things as necessary. They may work with USKI staff and/or Visiting Scholars on various projects.

Successful candidates should have an interest in Korea and/or East Asia policy and be at least a sophomore in college or higher; graduate students and post-grads are encouraged to apply. Foreign language skills are a plus, but not necessary. Strong writing and editing skillls are preferred. Must be able to multitask, prioitize, meet deadlines, and work well both independently and in small groups.

USKI internships are unpaid and interns are expected to work at least 4 days a week.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Jenny Town, Assistant Director at jtown2@jhu.edu. Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Report Release: “Nuclear Security: Seoul, the Netherlands, and Beyond”

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS announces the release of its latest report, “Nuclear Security: Seoul, the Netherlands, and Beyond,” by Kenneth N. Luongo and Michelle Cann. This report is based on discussions from a workshop under the same name that was held in September 2012 and sponsored by the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, the Partnership for Global Security, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies as part of an ongoing dialogue on nuclear security governance.

The report draws on major strands of the discussions put forward at that workshop and provides recommendations in key issue areas: the NSS process; technical and policy initiatives within the NSS; emerging economies and the Non-Aligned Movement; building cooperation between industry, experts and government; the nuclear security/safety interface; innovating global nuclear security governance; and maintaining political momentum. It examines the accomplishments and shortcomings of the NSS process to date and looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities facing the 2014 and 2016 summits and beyond.

This report was made possible with generous support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For more information or to download the Executive Summary and full report, click here.

Samulnori: A Performance and Lecture

 

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS invites you to attend a special lecture and performance of the Samulnori. This is a form of music and dance based on the rhythms of traditional Korean folk percussion music.

The performance will feature different styles of this visually dynamic artform, directed by the famed Kim Duk Soo, one of the leading traditional performing artists in South Korea and artistic director of SamulNori Hanullim.

This performance is free and open to the public. The performance will start at 6pm, with a reception with Mr. Kim and the performers to follow.

September 25, 2013
6:00 – 7:30pm; reception to follow
Kenney Auditorium at SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

RSVP HERE

Things Are Heating Up at Yongbyon

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS’s web-journal on North Korea, 38 North, has reported seeing steam emitting from North Korea’s 5 MWe gas-graphite reactor. This reactor, used to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons, was shut down in 1994 as part of the US-North Korea Agreed Framework. In 2008, the cooling tower for the reactor was destroyed as part of the 2007 Six Party Agreement. However, after high tensions on the Korean peninsula earlier this year, North Korea announced its intention to restart this reactor.

38 North analysts have been tracking construction at this site through commercial satellite imagery since the North’s announcement. In DigitalGlobe imagery from August 31, 2013, steam was seen coming from the electrical power generating building. See the full analysis at USKI’s 38 North.

Challenges for Congressional Action on Extending the US-ROK Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS presents:

Critical Themes of the US-ROK 123: Challenges for Congressional Action on Extending the US-ROK Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

Featuring: Mark Holt, Specialist in Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service (CRS)

Thursday, August 15th, 2013
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Rome Auditorium at SAIS
1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

See event page for bio and presentation materials.

Challenges for Congressional Action on Extending the US-ROK Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 – Challenges for Congressional Action on Extending the US-ROK Nuclear Cooperation Agreement