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Vacancy Announcement - Student Assistant

Passionate about Social Media (SoMe)? Become a Student Assistant at the Embassy of Denmark

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 become responsible for our SoMe platforms and will contribute to our general online 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 online 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 techplomacy as we like to express it) and you will be in charge of advancing our efforts further.

The assistant will in particular work in collaboration with the press and public diplomacy staff, the cultural staff, and consular staff at the Embassy. This section is responsible for handling public and media requests, managing the embassy’s social media platforms, cultural and public diplomacy events, and assisting Danes in Korea. However, as we value cross-sectoral cooperation, the assistant will engage in collaboration with all other sections at the Embassy.



Applicants for the position should have a relevant educational background (communication / international relations / journalism / marketing / etc.) and a broad interest in international relations, administration, commerce, and culture. The student assistant should be service-oriented, outgoing, have a high work ethic, be open minded, capable of working independently and in close cooperation with colleagues, and thinking innovatively. Furthermore, curiosity about Denmark and Danish culture is an advantage. A knack for design as well as image and video creation and editing is a plus.

Native level fluency in both oral and written Korean and English is required.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities, and industries, and are committed to having a team made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities. We are 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.

O  Duration: 2 November 2020 – 30 April 2021
O  Working hours: 09:30 AM - 17:00 PM (total 37.5 hours per week)
O  Compensation: 800,000 KRW monthly
O  Holidays: Up to 2 days of holiday per month (total 12 days)


The deadline for submission of applications is 11 October 2020 with interviews and written tests to be conducted from 19 October 2020. Please send your CV and a letter of motivation in English by e-mail to the Embassy ( and indicate “VACANCY – PRESS AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY ASSISTANT” in the mail title.


Embassy of Denmark in Korea
11th Floor, Seoul Square Building
416, Hangang-daero, Jung-gu
Seoul 04637