APLN - Research Internships

  • Jul 7, 2020


The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) is a Seoul-based advocacy group consisting of members from 16 countries across Asia and the Pacific. The network aims to inform and influence the opinions of the general public so as to increase the awareness of nuclear threats and implement measures to contain, diminish and eventually eliminate these threats.

The APLN undertakes projects and programs to reduce the risk of wars and nuclear wars, ensure the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons, and nurture a new and diverse generation of leadership to address these issues in the Asia-Pacific region.


·    We are looking for individuals who have:

o    training and interest in international relations, international security, sustainable development or related fields;

o    a high level of motivation and the ability to work independently;

o    experience in research work or related fields;

o    fluency in English (required);

o    academic fluency in Korean (desired).

·    Knowledge:

o    bachelor’s degree or enrolled at an undergraduate institution in political science, regional studies, international relations, history, or other relevant discipline;

o    proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

·    Competencies:

o    attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;

o    excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills;

o    high degree of organization and initiative.


·    Interns work with senior staff and research fellows on:

o    writing policy briefs and working papers;

o    the creation of commentaries and blog posts on their research interests;

o    assembling research materials into a research database;

o    helping with social media outreach;

o    attending and reporting on seminars, conferences, and workshops.

Interns on the research team will work closely with fellows to assist with ongoing APLN projects, and will also have the opportunity to conduct original research and publish their findings.

Dates and Duration

Fall internships will last from August to the beginning of February (20 hrs/wk).
Spring internships will last from February to the beginning of August (20 hrs/wk).

To Apply

Send a current résumé or CV to with the subject line “APLN Internship_NAME” by July 24th, 2020.

Prospective interns will receive notice via email when they have been selected for an interview. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information

Yoonsoo KIM
Program Fellow
The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN)
302, 102 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, ROK 03169
Phone: 070-4866-0796