Internship in Korea by Asia Internship Program

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group of people in front of a sign at a conference
group of people in front of a sign at a conference
interns dressed business professional
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

9.14 Rating
based on 14 reviews
  • Growth 9.1
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 8.6
  • Housing 8.9
  • Safety 9.1
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Kristin
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Quarantine ruined my internship, or did it?

This coronavirus definitely did it.
I was having an amazing time in Korea, getting the opportunity to travel around and the explore with my friends and colleagues, and then everything went on lockdown and my parents called me back home. What's definitely frustrating is that for the first time in weeks, I was getting along with my colleagues and was finally showing me around when I was somewhat alone when I first arrived.
I don't think I can say much about AIP other than they've done a great job in terms of keeping me in check and on high alert with the news of the coronavirus and giving me advice on what I have to do next. Though, one thing I would like to thank them for is speaking with the company I was interning with and having them allow me to still connect with them in case I need to complete any incomplete tasks given in my internship.
Other than that, I really wished I completed my internship instead of having to leave early but I will definitely come back to meet all the new friends I've made.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Seeing everyone in Korea going mayhem about the coronavirus was definitely new and life experience. Though, I'd never go through it again if I had the choice.
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Ricardo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Top times in Korea!

I did my internship in Korea which was a huge cultural shock for me, the food and way of living are so different than in Italy, after some getting used to it, I started to enjoy it more. My company was really cool we went to karaoke with each other every Thursday night which was really fun because I expected the company culture to be stricter and more organized. My house in Seoul was perfect, I had really fun housemates which I traveled a lot with and of course the party. I also met up with other applicants from AIP and we visited a networking event together which was really interesting because I never been to one. A place to go is the Lotte indoor world, which is the biggest indoor theme park, its worth visiting! I would recommend anyone to take on this experience with open arms and enjoy your time to the fullest.

What was your funniest moment?
I loved this one time that I was walking around the streets and I was playing with a stray cat. That was a beautiful moment.
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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