South Korea Internship with Meiji Internships

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Kick-start your international career with a life-changing internship adventure in South Korea!

South Korea’s soft power has already reached far beyond Asia and impacted many parts of Western culture with its thrilling K-pop music and fashion scene. In a few decades, the country rose to become one of the richest economies on the globe and hosts many world-renowned brands.

A South Korea internship will give you the chance to discover all the mind-blowing sights this exciting destination has to offer:
・Travel back in time at Bukchon Hanok Village
・Bibimbap, Kimchi, Patbingsu: Dive into the world of Korean delicacies
・Give hiking a try at Seoraksan National Park
・Relax by the beach in Busan
・Explore Jeju's natural beauty

As your gateway into Asia, Meiji Internships will fully assist you on your journey to work, travel and live in Asia. We organize your customized internship placement and accommodation - you pave the way for your international career!

Highlights
  • Fully Customizable: Choose from several industries and destinations according to your interests and talents.
  • Networking Opportunities: Gain work experience in global Japanese companies and establish crucial business connections to kickstart your future international career.
  • University Credit: University accredited internships in all major industries with 750+ host companies ranging from multinational corporations to innovative start-ups and influential NGOs across Asia.
  • Personal Development: Grow personally as well as professionally by challenging yourself every day through new and exciting projects.
  • Once-in-a-lifetime Experience: Step out of your comfort zone and start exploring Asia! Take part in social activities, allowing you to make new friends from all over the world!

Questions & Answers

Our programs are open to anyone! Some of our destinations, like Singapore, even have a sizeable Muslim community. The first step is to fill out our free application form and schedule a video call with us so that we can properly address any specific concerns you might have.

Yes, we accept applicants from Switzerland! :)

Reviews

9.73 Rating
based on 26 reviews
  • Growth 9.7
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 9.1
  • Safety 9.3
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Luke
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Mission accomplished!

My goal was to make the most of my time abroad and learn new things every day, and guess what? Mission accomplished! I absolutely loved my internship and the people who guided me through it were the best people EVER. My boss was very supportive and gave me lots of advice. I could really create a special bond with every person on the team and they would always be so kind to me. It was amazing to experience culture shock and to understand how every culture is unique. On top of that, I got so many new business skills that I feel like I'm a different and much more mature and skilled person now. Thank you Meiji Internships for offering me such a great opportunity!

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Ashley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I got rid of my timidity!!

I'll miss working with such wonderful people. Korean people are incredibly easy to talk with; I felt like I knew them for ages. But I guess all good things must come to an end. I am happy that Meiji Internships was here to help me find my first internship though. Because I was just so overwhelmed with all these things at first. Now that I have a solid amount of marketing experience I know that I will be able to find a proper job by myself and maybe become an entrepreneur - why not? This experience really helped me grow and get rid of my timidity. I feel so grateful for all the things that I learnt through this internship and I wish everybody to experience such a brilliant time at least once in their life.

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Samantha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One word: exciting!

South Korea is a splendid country with an amazing culture. I took advantage of my internship to travel and discover the country. I visited Seoul, Busan, and Jeju Island. All these places have their special charm and I got unforgettable memories. My internship was exciting. Sometimes I had great responsibilities in my work but I loved it. I learned to handle problems and to question myself about my work. I think my colleagues were proud of me because I listened to everything they told me to progress and learn faster. I became a real businesswoman haha! Doing an internship abroad is definitely the best way to grow and enter the world of work easily.

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Mike
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing staff and wonderful experience

Everything was perfect in terms of housing, trips, learning... the wonderful staff was always around to give advice and organize fun events. I felt that they were doing their job with passion because they wanted to help me have an amazing experience. I consider my experience life-changing. I grew up as a person and got a great sense of responsabilities. Doing an internship helped me in my professional and personal development and it was a good break from school. I could learn about tourism while visiting and experiencing living abroad. South Korea is a fantastic country with incredibly nice people. I chose this country because I love asian culture and I hope I can find a job related to tourism in Asia after my studies

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Alina
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Spontaneous but best decision!

Doing this internship was quite a spontaneous decision. I have always wanted to go to South Korea, but I wasn't planning on going that soon! When I was looking for an internship, I found out Meiji and I was like "Nah, I can do it in Germany..." but my mum encouraged me to apply so that's what I did and... I went to South Korea haha! I have never seen such a beautiful place. When I arrived to Seoul I was overwhelmed by this incredible city! I had a good time socializing with the other interns of the program and visiting Korea. My internship was really rewarding. I had a lot of fun and interest in working with my co-workers and I learned a great deal about international marketing. I sometimes felt pushed out of my comfort zone, but those were precisely the moments I remember the most and from which I learned the most.

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Stephane
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Interesting business internship

I am studying international business at uni. I am interested in entrepreneurship and developing my own business. My goal with this internship was to learn from people who already succeed in their field. It's great to try by yourself, make mistakes and then learn from it, but I think it's even better to save time and invest in yourself. I took a lot of notes, asked a multitude of questions and tried my best to understand how a business works and how to succeed. My boss became my mentor and I am very grateful for everything he taught me. Even though everyone worked hard at the office, the atmosphere was friendly and it was a pleasure to go to work every morning.
Séoul is a really big city with plenty of activities to do and good restaurants to go to. Korean people are nice and welcoming, even in such a big city. (They have nothing to do with Parisians ahah)
Korea is quite cold in winter so you should bring warm clothes. And above all, come with an open mind!

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Amy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My internship in Korea

I loved my placement and the work I had to do. I got to experience the working system of a culture completely different from my own. The Korean team of Meiji Internships was attentive and always here to help me when I had doubts. It was the first time for me to stay away from my family such a long time (3 months) and the team listened to me and adviced me many times. It was kind of like a second family. If you read this guys, I love you, thank you for taking care of me!

This experience helped me to gain self-confidence, work experience and an understanding of a beautiful culture. South Korea is an amazing country with amazing and kind people. Sightseeing in Seoul was a real pleasure, as well as going out at night with friends, and meeting with the team at work. I also gained some skills in Korean, without realizing it haha.

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May
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Interning in Korea: How to combine utility and pleasure!

As part of my studies, I had an internship of two months required to validate my degree in Fashion Design. I love South Korean fashion and pop culture so I didn't hesitate any longer and applied for Meiji Internships program! My best friend decided to go to Paris and at some point, I wondered if I wasn't doing a mistake and if I would be able to live in Korea on my own for 2 months but guess what? My internship experience was just perfect! Meiji Internship offers very good services and the woman with whom I had the first interview was so nice, asking if everything was ok, and organizing meetings with the other interns in Seoul. I was very happy with my internship and learning more about Korean fashion was priceless!