KDVA’s Mission:

The Korea Defense Veterans Association’s mission is to enhance the ROK-U.S. Alliance by advocating for the Alliance and supporting the people who built and serve the Alliance.

Why Become a KDVA Intern?

The KDVA Internship Program provides volunteer opportunities to learn about the ROK-U.S. Alliance and its diverse topics, gain invaluable professional experience, develop skills, make professional contacts, and make contributions to the ROK-U.S. Alliance.

Research Assistant Internship:

  • Researching topics about the ROK-U.S. Alliance.
  • Writing articles for the KDVA Quarterly Journal, KDVA Monthly Newsletter, and KDVA social media platforms.
  • Helping with social media.
  • Very flexible hours – telework when you have the time.

Event Management and Support Internship:

  • On-site support for very senior-level events.
  • Event planning, support, and participation.
  • Note taking and drafting executive summaries.
  • Short duration efforts with a lasting impact.
  • Locations: Events will take place in Washington, D.C. or Seoul.


  • KDVA Members.
  • KDVA Associate Members.
  • Family Members of KDVA Members and Associate Members.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Experiences and Skills:

  • Enthusiasm for the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the KDVA mission.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good grasp of or enthusiasm for learning social media technology, strategy, and innovation.
  • For Research Assistant Internship:  Strong writing and researching skills.
  • For Event Internship:  Poise and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with staff, honorees, volunteers, vendors, and members.

Internship Length:

  • One Year, October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024.

Academic Credit?

Academic credit will depend on your school’s requirements.

Questions? Email:

Please submit your application and resume by September 22, 2023. We plan to announce the 2022-2023 KDVA Internship Team by late September 2023.


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