The KDVA Internship program (KIP) provides students the opportunity to learn more 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. 

Interns are involved in diverse research and activity projects to include:

  • Researching ROK-U.S. Alliance topics.
  • Writing Alliance articles for the KDVA new quarterly journal, webpage, newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Serving as Research Assistants to team with a senior KDVA leader and write articles for KDVA platforms, news articles, and think tank publications.
  • Collaborating with academic institutions and young professional organizations to research joint projects.
  • Supporting events in Seoul and DC.
  • Supporting social media efforts.

About the KDVA Internship Program –

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 volunteers 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.
    • (College students who are interested in the U.S.-ROK Alliance and adult supporters of the ROK-U.S. Alliance can join NOW to become an Associate Member:
  • 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:

We’re very thankful for their spirit of volunteerism and desire to learn about and help the ROK-U.S. Alliance.
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