Asia Hope Camp Organization (ACOPIA)

Asia Hope Camp Organization (ACOPIA)

At ACOPIA, we believe in the free exchange of ideas and are holding various programs to promote Korean culture and Japanese culture internationally, and to improve Korea-Japan relations.

May it be through internships, volunteering programs, KPOP-related programs or language programs, we are serving the cause of unifying peoples.

When?
From Monday, December 17th, 2018 to Monday, Friday, June 21st, 2019.

How Long?
6 months, 4 days.Because the internship is longer than 3 months, ACOPIA offers you a round trip ticket to Kumamoto, Japan, and accommodation there for a duration of 3 days and 2 nights. There you will be introduced to Japanese university students too.

Where?
In Yeonnam-Dong, center of young and trendy Hongdae, Seoul.

Working Hours?
From 9am to 6pm, 4 days a week (one weekday off)

Compensation?
8,000 KRW / hour. This compensation is not an official “salary” but rather ACOPIA’s way of thanking the manager intern in their effort to promote ACOPIA internationally.

Team Manager's Missions

Management of foreign interns
The manager will be responsible for reviewing applications, resumes and cover letters, and recruiting future interns. The manager will give new interns orientation about their work, guide them through their personal project as well as through the general activities required by ACOPIA that serve the purpose of unifying more people together, and confirm payments with the CEO.

Coordinating projects and programs between staff and interns
Depending on the time of the year, ACOPIA offers different and various cultural programs in both Korea and Japan. As staff is mostly Korean and Japanese (Korean or English speaking), the manager will coordinate foreign interns’ activities with those of the staff. The manager will be an intermediary between them and allow good communication. For this, English working proficiency and Korean advanced proficiency are required for intercommunication. Japanese proficiency is preferred.

Planning and promotion of all ACOPIA’s programs
The manager will ensure that ACOPIA’s programs are running well and that their promotions are efficient and effective. For this, the manager will thoroughly explain each program’s objective, content and details to the interns and will plan a social media strategy that will be put in practice along with the interns. The manager will make a detailed weekly planning every two week and assign each specific task to a specific intern.

Management of foreign participants in the various programs of ACOPIA
Currently, many participants of ACOPIA’s programs come from Japan. In an effort to expand internationally and exchange more cultures, the manager’s role will be to recruit more international participants and to guide them through the admission and participation process. The manager will help ACOPIA reach more international participants.

Creation of partnerships with foreign universities and organizations
With the help of interns, the manager will create various partnerships. Together, the interns and the manager will prospect and find organizations whose views and values are aligned with those of ACOPIA. They will learn the correct behavior and ethics of creating partnerships, and of keeping good external relations.

Administrative tasks
The manager will be in charge of replying to all business e-mails, to inquiries about various camps and programs, and of answering to phone calls and receiving packages.

Management of Acopia café
At ACOPIA, we are running a cultural exchange café that offers various activities from board games to movie nights. These activities will be held by interns who will be working from 5pm to 11pm. The team manager will work from 9am to 6pm and will make sure of the interns’ responsibilities in managing the café, and will regularly check the café’s physical condition and funding.

Requirements

  • University student (undergraduate or graduate); age 18 - 28
  • Full English professional proficiency - IELTS 7 or equivalent level
  • Korean advanced proficiency – TOPIK 4 or equivalent
  • Preferably with knowledge and skills in marketing, web design, digital communication and project management
  • Good organization and time management
  • Capable of working efficiently and effectively under minimal supervision and pressure
  • Autonomous yet a team player
  • With a positive work attitude and able to communicate well with colleagues from different cultures and nationalities
  • **During their internships, interns are required to stay in ACOPIA's share houses (female only)**

Benefits of Interning at ACOPIA

  • Free coffee everyday
  • Working near young and trendy Hongdae area in Seoul
  • Certificate of Internship and ACOPIA badge as proof of working with ACOPA Lifelong Education Center and Asia Hope Camp Organization
  • Working with other interns from different countries
  • Staying in the Share House (Females only.)
  • Round trip ticket and accommodation offered to visit Kumamoto, Japan, where our Japan office is located. Here is a link to the Kumamoto city guide: https://kumamoto-guide.jp/en/
  • Signing of your university’s internship agreement
  • A true hands-on working experience where you will acquire hard and soft skills such as project management, social media strategy, team leading, verbal and written communication skills, customer service, video editing, but also perseverance and autonomy.

For more information about Asia Hope Camp Organization, please contact us.

* Although ACOPIA is a non-profit organization that offers various cultural experience programs, we need some funding from the interns to carry out our activities. If you are recruited, we will ask you to send us an “administrative fee” as a way of supporting ACOPIA of $300 USD.

Duration / Dates

From Monday, December 17th, to Monday, Friday, June 21st.

Costs / Pay

Compensation of 8000 KRW / hour

Contact / Enquiry

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