Explore our Internships in South Korea
CRCC Asia offers incredible internships in South Korea, presenting the opportunity to immerse yourself in South Korean culture, cuisine, history, business, and ultimately the fantastic city itself, all while gaining valuable experience to boost global employability.
A unique mixture of the modern with the inherently traditional: this dynamic and fast-paced country combines temples, palaces, and mountain trails, with cutting-edge technology and fashion, all to a nonstop K-Pop beat, and this is your opportunity to undertake an award-winning internship program there.
Indisputably the fashion and entertainment capital of Southeast Asia – Korea is sleek, stylish, and a simply amazing place to be.
To put it simply, in Korea there’s a lot to celebrate. Throughout the country there’s around 38 recognised festivals held annually. If you’re interning in Korea it’s a guarantee that your time will intersect with some events. Each festival has a different theme which ranges from ceramics to jazz and everything in between. A couple of popular annual festivals to look out for are:
Boryeong Mud Festival
In recent years, Boryeong Mud Festival has become an international sensation. The festival is by the beach and is celebrated by dancing, sliding, and wrestling in the mud. It’s a true carnival atmosphere, with every activity designed to get you absolutely covered in mud. There’s obstacle courses, inflatable slides, mud fountains, and even mud massage zones. The end of the event is marked by a huge concert. Headlining 2019’s event was “Gangnam Style” singer Psy.
Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival
Jinhae’s cherry blossom festival is South Korea at its most breathtakingly beautiful. The ten-day spring festival commemorates the blossoming of its cherry trees as the whole city becomes engulfed in petals. No trip during the festival is complete without a visit to ‘Romance Bridge’ – which borrows the name from 2002 Korean drama ‘Romance’. The wooden bridge is a popular place to relax and enjoy the cherry blossoms above the shallow stream.
Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival
Korea’s most popular winter event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to take part in the icy activities. During the festival you can take-part in ice soccer, bobsledding, and snowman building. However, the most famous event is ice fishing, whereby participants drop their fishing line into holes drilled into the ice and wait patiently for trout to bite. Many people jump into the water to try and catch the trout with their bare hands. Bizzarely, some that succeed choose to celebrate by putting the fish’s head in their mouth.
South Korea is the entertainment capital of East Asia, with the country home to many international superstars. Korean TV dramas and movies are the most widely watched in the region and the most talked about the water cooler. K-pop is internationally recognized with artists such as BTS, Bigbang, and Psy regularly selling out stadium tours and generating fan bases in the West.
Seoul fashion week, held twice a year, is a global fashion event on par with those in London, Paris, and New York. Renowned Korean designers BESFXXK, EENK, and Heta all made their debut at Seoul Fashion Week and have gone on to have incredible success. Many designers featured in the catwalk live in Seoul and own local boutiques where you can browse and purchase their clothing.
As Seoul’s economy continues to boom so has the number of post-modern buildings to spring up around the city. Lotte world Tower, completed in 2017, is officially the world’s fifth tallest skyscraper; David Chipperfield’s Amorepacific headquarters is an eye-catching workspace, complete with it’s own zen garden; whilst Kolon’s One & Only Tower is a true testament to modern engineering.
From the heights of Namsan Seoul Tower to the streets of Myeongdong, there’s always something new to experience in Seoul. This dynamic city mashes up palaces, temples, cutting-edge design and a love of technology. Combined with it’s strong entertainment, arts, and tech industries – it doesn’t come much better than Seoul for internships abroad.
CRCC Asia has partnered with Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, to offer a U.S. transcript and award 3, 6, or 9 academic credits for our international internship programs. Students will be enrolled in CRCC-295: CRCC Asia Internship Course.
Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of CRCC Asia’s Global Internship Curriculum, CareerBridge, proof of hours worked, reflective essay, and an evaluation from your host company supervisor.
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"Interning abroad through CRCC Asia has taught me the importance of networking and being able to sell myself as an asset. Therefore, one of the most important aspects of the experience was my ability to build a professional network of contacts all over Shenzhen as well as other parts of China. Efficiently leveraging this network will help me during my post-graduation career search. Though I may decide not to seek a career in China, many of my new network contacts have other connections all over the world. So, doors may be opened to things and places I never dreamed possible."