HUFS held a ceremony to kick off its 21st group of student interns heading to overseas offices of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA). The ceremony was hosted by the HUFS Career Development Center at the Seoul Campus on January 9, 2018.
The group consists of 73 HUFS students who are going to intern at 63 KOTRA overseas offices in 44 countries. During their six-month internship period, the student interns will perform a range of tasks: market research, reporting, interpretation and translation services, and trade and investment attraction support for South Korean businesses.
The overseas internship program was launched in 2007 with HUFS's first group of 16 students dispatched to KOTRA offices in 14 countries the following year. The program has created exceptional results and reaped a high level of satisfaction from and the strong endorsement of overseas KOTRA offices. Accordingly, the number of HUFS students applying for the internship program continues to increase each semester. Over the last ten years, 1,585 HUFS students, including the 21st group, have participated in the internship to fulfill their dreams of becoming global trade experts.
On the sidelines of the ceremony, former KOTRA student intern Jun Hyun-young (entrance class of '14, Chinese Foreign Affairs and Trade) shared her vivid experience working at the KOTRA Dalian Office with the group. In addition, Career Advisor Yang Hee-sun provided the students with an information session. The session offered information on how to leverage their KOTRA internship to enhance their job portfolio and succeed in interviews.
The HUFS KOTRA internship program is offered to HUFS students with outstanding foreign language skills, knowledge in their academic area, and character. Any HUFS students who have completed their sophomore year or above can apply for the internship. The student interns receive up to 15 credits and scholarships for their six-month internship.