Project Code: STATE-KOR-131

Embassy Seoul Research on North Korea’s Economic Conditions

Project Title Embassy Seoul Research on North Korea’s Economic Conditions
Project Summary Conduct research and provide assessments of internal and external economic activities on North Korea with the possibility of publishing the results in internal Embassy reports and/or in official government documentation.
Country Korea
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section ECON
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s economic and commercial activity has a strong impact on the regime’s long tern viability and regional stability. The DPRK’s economic conditions are a significant factor in its nuclear, missile, space, scientific, trade, and other activities, with strategic implications for international sanctions, humanitarian assistance, and other diplomatic engagements. Given the close relationship the DPRK economy has with regional neighbors, the role of sanctions, trade, humanitarian assistance, and other diplomatic measures on DPRK economic conditions is a matter of great interest. U.S. Embassy Seoul is looking for a Virtual Student eIntern to help assess the impact of various diplomatic, political, and economic forces on the DPRK and its relations with regional neighbors, including China, Japan, and Russia. U.S. Embassy Seoul’s Economic Section will coordinate with the eIntern on goals and objectives, and it will specify benchmarks and timelines for this project. The eIntern will search through all available media, including official ROK government websites, non-governmental websites, universities, think tanks, and media on any information, which would impact the DPRK, whether it is a regional or global development.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Economic analysis
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