Internship in Korea by Asia Internship Program

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group of people in front of a sign at a conference
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interns dressed business professional
overlooking the city of Seoul
overlooking the city of Seoul
large group of interns together
large group of interns together

About

South Korea is truly a unique and dynamic country that boasts gorgeous rural landscapes, and a one of a kind culture. Korea is renowned for being one of the top technology hubs across the globe and is revolutionizing the industry. The Information Technology industry is well established in South Korea; other popular industries include Arts & Fashion, Entrepreneurship, and PR & Marketing.

If you are interested in expanding your global network and receiving invaluable experience in your field of choice, you can trust AIP. We are dedicated in making this experience as pleasant as possible, whilst providing you the internship of your design.

Our Korea internship program offers:
- Customized internship placement
- 24/7 emergency assistance & support
- Visa arrangement assistance
- Airport pick-up on arrival
- Furnished accommodation
- Transportation cards
- SIM card
- Korean language course
- Exclusive networking events
- Certificate of achievement from your host company

Highlights
  • Customized Internship
  • Fully Furnished Accommodation
  • Visa Assistance
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Social Activities & Trips

Questions & Answers

Due to visa restrictions in many countries, we suggest you are 18 or older. We also have gap year students applying to our program, however, the job scope in your internship would be more limited compared to university students or graduates.
It is possible to get some reimbursements. However, we are not able to guarantee any form of compensation. All applicants must be open to accepting unpaid internships before applying to the program. You can find more details on our pricing on this link https://internsinasia.com/packages-fees/

Reviews

91%
based on 12 reviews
  • Growth 9
  • Support 9.3
  • Fun 8.7
  • Housing 8.8
  • Safety 9.2
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Susan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Taking my adventures to Korea

I'm literally blown away at the fact that I did everything I dreamt of doing in South Korea.
I grew up listening and following to KPop ever since I was young with my childhood friends, and to be able to actually set foot in the dreamland was just amazing for me overall.

As to my experience, internship-wise, I couldn't ask for a better place to have done it. My boss and colleagues were very helpful in showing me around and getting me to comfort zone after being out of it for the first few weeks. Some of my colleagues even went as far as to teach me Korean as I had 0 to none what-so-ever on my Korean skills.

As for AIP, the team was very supportive and helpful in getting my placement process done. I must admit, there were a couple of situations that left me afraid such as when I wouldn't be getting frequent replies or basically just being left hanging by the team. I've also been transferred to 3 different AIP staff, which was honestly hectic. Regardless, everything was done in a professional manner, and I can't commend them enough for their hard work and for getting me placed for an internship in Seoul.

What would you improve about this program?
I honestly wished that I just stuck to one point of contact to avoid all types of confusion.
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Samantha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My worthy-like experience in South Korea

Wow! Amazing! Just breathtaking!

I just got back from Korea and my god do I miss everything already. I'm still trying to settle back in and things are just different. First thing I really do miss is the food, I'm craving for it as I'm typing this. After spending 6 months in Seoul, a part of me is already like it. I would have never thought that I would be in this position and being really excited to go back to Korea.

Truth be told, in the beginning, I didn't think I would enjoy this experience at all. The visa process was hectic and confusing and I was nearly late for my flight. I think this is where I can thank AIP. Ever since I got passed on to the community manager, I was also checked on and reminded about the internship I'm about to experience. It basically kept me intact in terms of actually going to another country smoothly. And in the end, everything went as planned.

I already miss my coworkers and friends in Seoul, they were a great bunch of peeps and made me feel safe when I thought I'd be all alone. I'm happy even though I'm back in the US, they still keep in touch with me, which is really sweet of them.

I'm definitely making my next year's summer plan involve South Korea when I'm heading to Asia with my family. 10/10!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take the opportunity. If it's presented in front of you, just take it because you'll never know where it'll take you.
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Jason
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Small Getaway in South Korea

I'm about to leave Seoul and I'm seriously going to miss every little adventure I had in this country with my friends, coworkers, and family.

Ever since I was little, it was always my dream to visit South Korea because of how beautiful the country was. Lucky for me, I had some of my childhood friends move out to Seoul which meant that they knew the ins and outs of the city which made my life so much easier. Workwise, my coworkers were so friendly. They taught me everything I needed to know and guided me through all the problems I had.

I would like to also commend AIP for making my life easy as well. I didn't want to op for the standard package at first because of its price but then I felt like I wanted to experience being comfortable, and boy I was not disappointed. The people at AIP made me feel comfortable and always checked up on me just to make sure everything was okay, which was honestly very appreciative of them since my first week in South Korea was really quiet and lonely.

Anyways, Seoul has my heart now and I will definitely come back.

What would you improve about this program?
I just wish that there were more networking events because I loved the last one and I love building my network around the world.
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Jason
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Small Getaway in South Korea

I'm about to leave Seoul and I'm seriously going to miss my adventures with friends and family here.

Ever since I was little, I always knew that South Korea was the place to visit and when I finally made it there, I was not disappointed at all, not one bit. I was very lucky to have a couple of my childhood friends in Seoul, they showed me around and took me places that were just fascinating.

I would like to thank AIP for making my stay comfortable and easy. I didn't want to op for the standard package because of it's price but I took my shot and every feature was just worth it from the airport pickup to the accommodation. AIP also kept in contact with me and always checked up on me if I was doing fine or not, that was really appreciative of them since my first week was pretty lonely.

Anyways, Seoul has my heart, and I will be coming back soon.

What would you improve about this program?
I wished there were more networking related events because I had so much fun talking to people and building a network.
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Sara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Aussie experiencing her time in South Korea

There are no words to accurately describe how amazing and beautiful was my internship in South Korea with AIP. I am extremely grateful to this organization for assisting and arranging the overall process. Of course, the price might be expensive at first glance, however, it definitely worth the service they provided. Everything from the application until the end of the internship was really good. In total, I’ve been in touch with 3 people from AIP during the overall process and all of them were very responsive and answered all my questions transparently and clear. The only issue occurred was the pick up from the airport since my flight got delayed and I had no chance to inform them about the new arrival time. The problem has been resolved and the community manager arranged a new car to pick me up. The accommodation was in excellent area, with a lot of shopping malls around and walking distance to public transportation. The hosting company was very welcoming and warm. My supervisor always had time to answer my questions and provided me with proper guidance especially at the beginning when I felt a bit lost since that was my first work experience ever. The first experience as we all can imagine is really out of the comfort zone even if you “think” you are ready. There are no such things as sitting and listen in the companies. The work environment expected me to be active and cooperate with the team while doing some tasks completely on my own as well. I would definitely highly recommend going with AIP if you would like to do an internship in South Korea. On top of that, I’ve met my new friends who turn out to be from my city as well.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would take my time to explore South Korea more as I wasn't able to visit the places I wanted to.
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Rebecca
3/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Internship in Korea by Asia Internship Program

I would highly recommend looking for alternative options for those considering AIP. While the communication of the staff was prompt and diligent I found the program lacking elsewhere, mainly in terms of the experience I was able to yield in my internship.

I understand my situation may have been an anomaly however I am i am still weary towards the precautions that AIP take in guaranteeing a fruitful internship program. I was particularly interested in broadening my marketing and copywriting insight however upon arriving at my internship my supervisor had now knowledge in this field and was also verbally abusive commenting on my appearance a number of times. In addition to this, I faced a number of visa programs upon entering the program. The person whom I was in contact with also mentioned that the business development team are making effort to mitigate issues like this in future - a huge disappointment considering the high lump sum AIP that calls for with minimal effort into dissecting and investigating the logistics of the company and the HR that underpins it all. For me, I was sat at a desk 9 hours a day with no assistance from my supervisor who would later asked me where the work I was never appointed was. Hardly the rewarding and experienced packed internship I was anticipating.

The company i interned for also told me they would be changing locations 2 days before my arrival into the country, after i signed a 6 month lease for an accomodation that would turn out to be an hour commute further away from my contracted location! I was also given incorrect information for the visa I should come into the country with and faced further issues at immigration.

I do encourage all candidates to look for alternative options. I was quite fortunate in that I had a decent amount of work experience prior to this internship and was able to attain a paid job at a media company after leaving my AIP internship and had a number of friends oversea who were able to help me over this time.

What would you improve about this program?
A program appointed by the company that displays what the intern will be achieving over the period
Response from Asia Internship Program (AIP)

Dear Rebecca,

Thank you very much for your review and feedback on our program. We are very sorry to hear that you are unsatisfied with our services. Please allow us to address the points that you have mentioned.

After your first week, you have expressed your concerns regarding your internship experience where we have responded to you and contacted your host company to identify the issues in an attempt to solve them. Throughout the process, we have been in constant contact with you and also presented with the possibility of a new placement in the case that the communication with the company would not have improved.

After multiple emails and follow up for nearly 3 weeks without a response from your side, we have received contact from your host company that you have left the company without notice. You have informed them various reasons for leaving but mainly was because of your financial situation where you have found an alternative work that offers a more generous compensation.

We understand that an internship abroad comes with a high financial burden. Unfortunately, we simply cannot guarantee any remuneration for the internship and we have clearly expressed that to you throughout your application process before you have made any payment to AIP.

Due to the lack of communication on your side, we were not aware that the office address change has significantly affected your commute as you have only raised this concern after you have left the company which was too late for us to rectify the issue.

For the visa information, we also have not been informed about your difficulties until after you have left the host company. We have also directly clarified your concerns that you have raised regarding the H1 visa.

Sadly, we were not aware of most of your concerns until it was too late to remedy them and wish we could’ve done more to be of your assistance. We welcome you to contact us directly if you have any further feedback or if we could be of help to you.

We are very happy that you have found another opportunity that you find to be more fruitful and rewarding. We hope you have a great experience for the rest of your stay in South Korea and wish you every success in your future endeavors.

Warmest regards,
AIP Team

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Sarah
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Graphic design in Korea

It was my first time traveling overseas when going through AIP's program. I'm from the US and I've been to Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic but this past Fall I went to South Korea and this was totally different. I'm a bit of an introvert person in general so I was pretty nervous throughout this whole process. Even in my first interview with AIP I was very nervous. My placement coordinator helped me out a lot though and when I arrived everything was very well organized. I was so scared that the driver wouldn't be there to pick me up but he was there with a sign that had my name and he was super nice by helping me with my luggage.

I did have some trouble making friends the first couple of weeks during my stay but I guess that's because there wasn't any events scheduled yet. But after 2 weeks AIP organized a dinner for everyone on the ground and that was great to meet other people and make friends. My internship and host company were really cool. I did a graphic design internship and was able to learn a lot of new programs, software and different styles. The Korean working culture is quite interesting; it's laid back but structured at the same time which was very nice to work in. My favorite part was being able to take in the Korean culture, hanging out with my coworkers and of course tasting the food. My time in Seoul went by soooo fast and I can definitely say that my introvertedness (if that's a word) has mellowed down. I would definitely suggest AIP's South Korea program to others.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
When I arrived in Korea I wasn't able to find my accommodation which had me stressed just pacing the street with my bags!
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Anton
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

First time in Asia

Last year I participated in a three months IT internship in beautiful Seoul with AIP. The experience was great overall and I definitely recommend it to anyone seeking an internship in Asia or who want's to be based in an Asian country for a few months to be able to travel to different places easily! I managed to see three other countries during my three months in Asia (Thailand and Vietnam just because they are more affordable and Japan because I have always wanted to go there but I only went for a few short days, I'd like to go back again)

While it was sometimes difficult to order food (I often ended up with food too spicy) I still really liked it and would love to be able to replicate some of the dishes at home - my favorite was dukbokki because I have never eaten anything like it before!

What would you improve about this program?
Keep in mind that you have to be very open-minded. There is a high language barrier at the work place and a lot of time I find myself and my colleagues constantly communicate through chat with Google translate. Because of this the work experience I go in terms of technical skill isn’t as much as I would’ve wanted it to be. Having said that I think it's a tradeoff for getting an experience abroad. I did gain a lot of survival skills though.The language barrier in your daily life can be high too depending on the area you go to. Ordering food can sometimes be challenging. Personally I think AIP could do more in giving us some tips on how to over come these challenges.
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Micheal
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Internship Experience in a new land

I had a few things I wanted to do during my holiday, do an internship, Travel, Try new food.
So I decided to apply for international internship programs, I wanted to do an internship related to my schooling and was given so many choices and couldn’t decide what country I wanted to do my internship in. I was very interested in two destinations Japan and South Korea. It came down to a flip of a coin.

South Korea was my destination for my escape for the holiday. I landed in Korea and was shocked by how colorful everything was. The people really understood how to express themselves by the cloths they wear. I now understand why Korea is the street wear capital of the world.

The Food was a downer for me, I didn’t enjoy most of the food around. But here are some of the things I would recommend, Galbi, Soondubu Stew, Haemul Pajeon and Korean BBQ.

My internship lasted for 3 months and I’ve had bad days and great days, the biggest problem for me was the language barrier and ordering food was a difficult challenge at the start. But the people I was working with during my internship helped me and assisted me through out my stay there. I learned a lot during my time in Seoul and I’m planning to go back there when I graduate.

Side note: I actually go to NUIG but that option wan't available to select. when leaving his review.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like some info about what to expect in Korea and the working culture!
Matteo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Glad I did this

I spent two months doing a marketing internship in Seoul (South-Korea) and it was one of the best times of my life. I never went to Asia before, but I wanted to experience the culture there, since I heard it to be so different and peaceful compared to the Italian culture. It was also my first time doing a full-time job for 40 hours a week and that was quite tiring I must say. My main goals were getting to know the Asian culture, working in the ‘real business world’ and improving my English. I think I succeeded on that.

I made a great choice choosing for Asia Internship Program as they assisted me very well by obtaining an internship placement which completely suited my wishes and furnished accommodation. During the first week of my internship, I was already working on challenging marketing projects such as writing new marketing plans, which was exactly what I wanted. AIP found the perfect spot for me and I am really grateful for that. They were always there for me.

Flavia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Probably the best three month of my life

I just got back from my 3 months internship in South-Korea and it has been a challenging time for me. I never went abroad before, but an internship abroad was mandatory for my studies at my university. As I had no travelling experience at all, I decided to choose for an internship placement company to help me, because I did not know where and how to start.

I have chosen to do a signature package program with AIP, because I wanted to get the most out of my experience abroad. AIP gave me an amazing room to sleep in and to feel home, helped me obtaining my visa, organized a monthly trip to explore the country and most importantly they found me a great company to do my internship at. Moving to Korea sounded so difficult and scary to me at first, but having the support of an experienced agency like AIP gave me so much security and made things much easier.

I really had a great time and I would definitely do it again if I had the chance. I learned a lot, met a lot of different people and experienced the culture at its finest. I saw a lot of the country during my stay and also visited other countries at the weekends or holidays.

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing, I found it very well organized
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Shawn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Exploring my Korean roots

As a South Korean American who never had the opportunity to discover and explore his heritage, this trip was exactly what I’ve been looking for! A trip to Korea was never possible because I was always caught up in my studies and I spent all my summer holidays working in the family restaurant. I never had the chance to really learn my language (I can speak Korean ok but I can’t really read it), eat my food and explore my culture. This didn’t sit too well with me so as soon as I was graduated from University I applied to intern in Seoul for 4 months to gain cultural and professional experience, no brainer to me!
In University I studied marketing but I had zero experience which is why is was so vital for me to do an internship. I really enjoyed my placement, I was heavily focused in digital marketing and social media which comes quite naturally to me. I really enjoyed the work aspect of my time abroad. As I look like a Korean native I had a lot of people speaking to me in rapid Korean – my Korean is only ok and I know almost no slang so this was quite difficult for me at times. I did see an improvement in my language skills but I still need more practice. While I loved my time in Korea the only thing I didn’t care much for was how spicy the food is, even if you say not spicy!

What would you improve about this program?
My accommodation was near to my work but a little bit away from public transportation, I wouldn’t have minded if it was five minutes nearer to public transport and five minutes further away from work. Just to make weekend adventures a bit easier!

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