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International Environmental Research Institute 2021 International Internship Program in South Korea

Closing date: 13th of November 2020 (Friday)

The IERI International Internship Program provides students and recent graduates a practical opportunity in Environmental Research Field related to climate change.

We encourage qualified women and men, in particular, nationals of developing countries, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Since its foundation, all education has been centred on students and researchers from developing countries, but it has been recognized that it is also important to raise the talents to carry on this education.


Under the authority of the Director of IERI and the supervision manager, the officer of the director, the successful candidates are ought to complete the following tasks:

  •      Provide general support to the officer of the Director

  •      Perform the assigned tasks under the assigned laboratory

  •      Submit a complete final report at the end stage of the internship program

  •      Make a presentation at the end stage of the internship program

Required Qualifications and Experience

To be eligible for an internship, candidates must:

  • Currently be pursuing postgraduate studies (master/doctoral degree or equivalent), or is in the final year of the university (bachelor degree or equivalent) preferably in the field of environmental, energy, climate changes, or related fields

  • Candidates engaged or recently engaged in a field directly related to the IERI Fund’s work or applicants from non-students will be accepted only under exceptional cases

  •  Possess an excellent command of English

  •  Sound skills of using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, etc.

IERI provides a non-mixed gender dormitory (2 people shared room), insurances, about ~425,000 won per month stipend to all interns, and a roundtrip air ticket from their place of recruitment.


The successful candidate shall be based at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, the Republic of Korea on a full-time basis (based on the selected laboratory, at least 40 hours per week) for a period of 3-6 months, i.e. spring/fall semester. Extension of the internship will be considered under exceptional conditions.

Application Procedure

Applicants interested in applying for an internship at IERI, GIST are ought to send full documents in English as listed below:

  •      Internship Application Form

  •      Curriculum Vitae

  •      Recommendation letter

  •      Cover letter

  •      Academic Transcripts (only original / notarized copies will be accepted)

  •      Certificates of university enrollment / Official certificate of an undergraduate degree (only original / notarized copies will be accepted)

All candidates must email all the documents to ieri@gist.ac.kr with the title of [IERI] International Internship Program_your name

If accepted, original documents as listed below shall be submitted to IERI upon arrival.

A) Internship Application Form

B) Curriculum Vitae

C) Recommendation letter

D) Cover letter

E) Academic Transcripts (only original / notarized copies will be accepted)

F) Certificates of university enrollment / Official certificate of an undergraduate degree (only original / notarized copies will be accepted)



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