Knowing North Korea: A Workshop for Students and Young Professionals

As nuclear anxieties and high-stakes diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula overtake the international stage and fill news headlines, it is not surprising that more and more students and young professionals are taking a deep interest in North Korea. However, knowing where to find clear-eyed analysis and primary-source information on North Korea is not simple, and there are few professional development opportunities for those seeking to begin a career working on North Korea-related issues.

In order to help fill this gap, the National Committee on North Korea’s Knowing North Korea workshop will provide graduate students and young professionals with a deep-dive overview of critical topics related to North Korea, as well as an introduction to practical skill-sets that can enhance and broaden a career in North Korea analysis and research. The program will include a two-day conference featuring workshops and discussions with DC-based North Korea specialists and policy professionals. The Program will also include site visits to institutions such as the State Department and Congress. Selected participants will receive roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations for the duration of the two-day program. Students and young professionals from outside of the Washington, DC metro area are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

A complete application will include the following four items:

1. A completed application form
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3. Letter of interest that addresses the following questions (500 words max): a. What is your interest in participating in this program? b. How do your professional or academic interests relate to North Korea?
4. One letter of recommendation, submitted directly to application@ncnk.org by the recommender.

Submission instructions: Applicants should send all completed application materials in PDF format to application@ncnk.org by May 31, 2018. In your submission email, please use the subject line “2018 NCNK Workshop Application – First and Last Name”. 

August 13, 2018 at 12pm - August 15, 2018
Andy Laub ·

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