PSCORE is a non-profit NGO in Seoul, South Korea working towards reunification of the Korean peninsula. PSCORE is comprised of North Korean defectors, South Korean college students, and foreigners who share a common interest and passion for North Korean human rights issues, reunification, and helping young North Korean defectors settle in South Korea.

PSCORE is an organization in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council since 2012. Please visit to learn more about our work.


We are seeking an exceptional student intern who can conduct research on human rights abuses in DPRK to support reports, publications, grant applications and financial reports for the PSCORE programs. The intern will have an exciting opportunity to work closely with a young, dynamic team to actively promote North Korean human rights. This is an unpaid, full-time position, but we can provide internship credit for suitable candidates.


Support research duties and prepare reports for upcoming UN events
Monitor and document human rights abuses in DPRK from a wide variety of sources including, but not limiting to, governments, local media, NGOs, diplomats, and scholars in the field
Collect and analyze data from testimonies and other information to support ongoing projects
Prepare advocacy materials, policy briefs, communication messages, position statements relevant to on-going campaigns
Assist with researching, submitting, and fulfilling grant applications

Must Have

Self-starter with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
Working knowledge of MS Suite

Nice to Have

Proficiency in Korean is a plus

Anything Else

Candidates who can commit to 4 – 6 months will be given preference.

We review applications on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.


Please email job application (reference in subject line: “Research Intern”) including:

Cover letter


Writing sample (3 – 5 pages maximum)

Indication of availability date

  • Salary N/A
  • Working Hours N/A
  • Type Full Time
  • Job Category NGO/NPO, Volunteer
  • Visa Type All VISAS
  • Language(s) English, Korean

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