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Korea opens international tourism internship

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization said they are recruiting international tourism interns to provide experience and reduce unemployment for young Koreans.

A total of 36 interns will be placed at foreign tourism companies such as hotels or travel agencies in Singapore, Australia, and the United States for six months.

In addition to a salary, the interns will receive free training in Korea. Their insurance, part of their airfare and living expenses set by a minimum cost of living will be also covered by the government.

There will be a two rounds to the recruitment process: review of applications and interviews. Final selection will be announced on April 29.

Applicants can download application form at the internship website at and e-mail the application and cover letter to by April 18.

For more information, contact director An Ji-hwan of the Tourism Academy of the Korea Tourism Organization at 02-729-9655.

By Joo Hye-mi (