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Korean Student Assistant

Passionate about social media? Become a student assistant at the Embassy of Denmark in Korea

The Embassy of Denmark is offering an interesting student assistant opportunity in the Press and Public Diplomacy Section. As an assistant at the Embassy, you will be responsible for our social media (SoMe) platforms and will contribute to our general public diplomacy activities. As a student assistant, you will gain international working experience in a dynamic environment consisting of highly motivated Danish and Korean staff.


Focus and Responsibilities


The Embassy of Denmark is a mid-sized Danish representation with approximately 30 staff. The Embassy is working with the primary aim of improving the already strong bilateral ties between Denmark and Korea through diplomatic, cultural, and commercial lines of cooperation. Further, we support Danes in Korea with consular assistance.

The assistant in the Press and Public Diplomacy Section will join the Embassy’s team of dedicated staff and will be responsible for the Embassy’s public diplomacy activities. The Embassy is currently active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Naver, and LinkedIn. It is our ambition to be at the forefront of online public diplomacy (or tech-plomacy as we like to express it) and you will be in charge of advancing our efforts further. 


The assistant will also support diverse projects by the press and public diplomacy staff, the cultural staff, and consular staff at the Embassy. Together, this team is responsible for handling information and media requests, social media platforms, cultural and public diplomacy events, and consular work related to assisting Danes in Korea. However, as we value cross-sectoral cooperation, the assistant will be expected to support all other sections at the Embassy where needed, including the Innovation Centre, the Trade Council, the Health section, and the Energy section.

Requirements

Applicants for the position should have a relevant educational and work background (communication, international relations, journalism, marketing, PR, etc.) and a broad interest in international relations, administration, commerce, and culture. Native level fluency in both oral and written Korean and English is required.


Applicants should be service-oriented, self-motivated, outgoing, open minded, innovative, as well as capable of working both independently and in close cooperation with colleagues, with a strong work ethic. Skills in creating infographics, filming, and photography are preferred, as well as an eye for identifying stories of interest to the Korean public and presenting it in a creative and visually engaging manner. Curiosity about Denmark and Danish culture is an advantage.


We encourage applications from all backgrounds and experiences. The Embassy of Denmark is committed to equality and diversity within our workforce. 

Working Conditions

The Embassy of Denmark is looking to employ one full-time student assistant in the Press and Public Diplomacy Section for the duration of 6 months.

  • Duration: 1 June 2021 - 30 November 2021 
  • Working hours: 9:30 AM - 17:00 PM (total 37.5 hours per week)
  • Compensation: 800,000 KRW monthly
  • Holidays: Up to 2 days of holiday per month (total 12 days) 

The deadline for submission of applications is 16 April 2021 with interviews and written tests to be conducted in the following weeks. Please send your CV and a letter of motivation in English by e-mail to the Embassy (selamb@um.dk) and indicate “VACANCY – PRESS AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY ASSISTANT” in the mail title.