Promoting Trade and Investment in South Korea

Project Title Promoting Trade and Investment in South Korea
Project Summary Conduct research and analysis of South Korea’s economic and trade policies, with a focus on the U.S.-Korea FTA, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and the WTO. Additional research may be required on South Korea's foreign exchange, currency, fiscal, and monetary policies.
Country Korea
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section ECON
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

South Korea is the 11th largest economy in the world and the sixth largest trading partner of the United States. With U.S.-South Korea trade in goods and services reaching $150 billion last year and companies such as General Motors, Pfizer, 3M, Hyundai, and Samsung making investments in both the U.S. and South Korea, the success of the economic relationship is an important part of the bilateral relationship

Join the Macroeconomic and Trade Policy unit at U.S. Embassy Seoul. U.S. Embassy Seoul requests a Virtual Student Foreign Service intern to provide research and analysis primarily of South Korea’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and South Korea’s trade policy. This includes analysis of the South Korea’s FTAs with the United States, China, other countries as well as regional agreements, such as RCEP. The eIntern would also compare South Korea’s FTAs with other agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

Competitive candidates will have economics coursework, knowledge of the World Trade Organization and trade agreements in general, familiarity with multilateral organizations, such as the United Nations, World Health Organization, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. Proficiency with web-based applications including MS Office Suite, Wiki, and online social networking sites, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Instagram and Kakao.