Research Internship

Research Internship Program

This program is designed for highly qualified and motivated YISS students who are interested in research projects or advanced coursework. Research Internship Program offers selected students the opportunity to participate in research projects or work as an intern in research centers or organizations at Yonsei University.

  • Program Period : Jul 3, 2018 ~ Aug 9, 2018 (6 weeks)
  • Working hours required : Mon-Fri, 14:00~18:00 (20 hours per week)
    * Working hours may vary depending on each sponsoring company’s conditions and student’s course schedule.
  • Qualifications : 2018 YISS participants enrolled in an accredited foreign university (Students enrolled in an accredited college or university in Korea, high school seniors who have been accepted to university and Yonsei students are not eligible.)
  • Number of Participants : approx. 20 students
  • Course Syllabus : File Down

Program Benefits

  • Research internship opportunity at Yonsei University
  • Scholarship or financial support (amount and payment method may vary according to project)
  • Earn six (6) credit points : 3 credits for YSRI internship and 3 credits for a YISS course (Graded on Pass/Non-pass basis)
  • Receive certificate of completion and become official member of YSRI network

Security Pledge Agreement and Collection of Personal Information Agreement

  • Additional documents, such as collection of personal information, may be required (security issues related to research projects are essential in terms of researchers).

How to Apply

To apply for the Internship Program, students are required to:

  1. 1. Submit the completed internship application on-line by Apr 27, 2018
    * Internship application will be available from Apr 9, 2018
  2. 2. Pay the full tuition for the YISS by Apr 27, 2018
    * Exchange students do not need to pay the tuition to Yonsei.

Application Timeline

Once your application is submitted, it will be forwarded to the internship sponsor, who will ultimately make a selection. Some sponsoring companies may choose to interview short-listed candidates by telephone or in person before recruiting interns.

Application Timeline (Tentative)
Student application Deadline Apr 9, 2018 ~ Apr 27, 2018
Tuition payment deadline Apr 27, 2018
Final announcements sent Jun 1, 2018
Course registration deadline Jun 8, 2018
Internship orientation Jul 2, 2018
Internship start & end date Jul 3, 2018 ~ Aug 9, 2018
Note :
  • Internship placement is not guaranteed. Final decisions will be made by individual company. Please be prepared with an alternate course approved from your home university in case you are not accepted to work as an intern.
  • Applicant may apply for up to 5 internship positions (KSIP&YSRI).
  • Please make extra caution when selecting internship positions and ask any questions before submitting your application. Once you are accepted, you cannot change your internship position or cancel your application.
  • For the detailed job description of each position, please refer to the list of sponsoring companies file attached.
  • The applicants should be admitted to YISS and pay the full tuition for the YISS by Apr 27, 2018. Exchange students do not need to pay the tuition to Yonsei.
  • Incomplete or late submissions and payment will not be taken into consideration for the internship.
  • For refund policy, please refer to this website: Refund Policy

Course Schedule Modules

  • The following modules are devised to assist internship participants for the course schedules.
  • Considering internship and course loads, participants can take one course(during period 1 or 2) in addition to the internship.
Module 1
  • Taking 1st period course and afternoon internship from Monday to Friday
  • Total obtainable credits : 6 credits
Period Class Hours MON TUE WED THU FRI
1 09:00~10:40 Course
11:00~13:00 Lunch & Moving
14:00~18:00 Internship
Module 2
  • Taking 2nd period course and afternoon internship from Monday to Friday
  • Total obtainable credits : 6 credits
Period Class Hours MON TUE WED THU FRI
2 11:00~12:40 Course
13:00~14:00 Lunch & Moving
14:00~18:00 Internship
Module 3
  • Taking 1A period course and afternoon internship from Monday to Friday
  • Total obtainable credits : 6 credits
Period Class Hours MON TUE WED THU FRI
1A 09:30~12:00 Course
12:00~14:00 Lunch & Moving
14:00~18:00 Internship

List of Participating Research Centers/Labs 2017

  • A list of participaing Reseach Centers for 2018 program will be updated around March, and we will continue to update it until the middle of April. So please check back with us!
Name of Professor Name of Research Center Summary of Research or Project Number of Internship Positions Available Support Requirements
Bahn, Yong-Sun Dept. of Biotechnology Systematic functional analysis of phosphatases in the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans 1 N/A Fluent in English
Cheon, Jinwoo Center for Evolutionary Nanoparticles Understanding of Nanomedicine for Better Imaging and Therapeutics
Dimensional Nanomaterials for Next Generation Energy Applications
5 KRW 1,000,000 / month Major: Related fields with the research
Undergraduate/ Graduate
Cho, Jae Kook Korean Campaign to Ban Ladmines Investigation and analysis of UN activities on landmine victim support
Research of using landmine in Korea and damage from landmine
2 N/A Intermediate in Korean
Fluent in English
Major: International Relations, NGO, Peace studies, etc.
Choi, Youngjun Social Science Research Institute New labor market and social policy in digital economy and knowledge-based society 3 KRW 300,000 / 6 week Fluent in English
Chung, Kyongmee Behavioral Psychology Laboratory Developing an app-based social training program for autistic children
Investigation of need for elderly ICT use and developing cognitive improvement app program
3 N/A Intermediate in Korean
Fluent in English
Major: Psychology, Bio, Cognitive Science
Students with experimental method and statistics knowledge
Heo, Joon SCSI (Spatial Computing for Sustainable Infrastructure) Lab Spatial Big data analytics
Remote Sensing
In-Door mapping with SLAM
2 N/A Related to Civil Engineering or Survey Engineering
Computer programming experience preferred
Hwang, Seungwon Data Intelligence Lab Data intelligence, language understanding 5 N/A Major: Computer science
Fluent in English
Kim, Dae Eun Center for Nano-wear Friction and wear investigation of mechanical components
Nanotribology of coatings
2 N/A Major: Mechanical/ Materials Engineering, Physics
Undergraduate/ Graduate
Kim, Eungbin Department of Life Science Research assistant 1 N/A Fluent in English
Kim, Joongi Law school Research assistant 1 N/A Fluent in English
Kim, Myung Seob The Syngman Rhee Institute in Yonsei University (Department of Political Diplomacy) Research on Syngman Rhee, the first president of the Republic of Korea 1 N/A Major: Politics, History, Korean Studies
Fluent in Korean
Kim, Yongho Department of Political Science and Diplomacy North Korean politics and foreign policy
Security and the media in South Korea
1-3 N/A Intermediate in Korean
Intermediate in English
Lee, Gang Building Informatics Group (BIG) Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Construction IT
2 N/A Architecture, Civil Engineering, and related majors
Lee, Yong Jae YONSEI-SLAC-USC Global Research Laboratory Mineralogy, Crystallography, Physical Mineralogy, High-pressure Crystallography 2 KRW 1,000,000 / 6 week Fluent in Chinese
Intermediate in Korean
Major: Chemistry, Geology, Materials Science
Moon Kyungsun Physics Theoretical Study of Quantum Computing based on Circuit QED and Low-dimensional Quantum systems 2 KRW 200,000 / 6 week Prerequisite: Quantum Mechanics (1)
Sohn, So Young Psychology Research on Metric Analysis in Management of Technology
Research using spatial data
1 N/A Intermediate in Korean
Fluent in English(Technical writing)
Major: Business, Statistics, Geography, Industrial Engineering
Yeo, Jong-Souk Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology(School of Integrated Technology) 1. Nano-Bio Sensing or Therapeutics
2. Nanoplasmonics, 2D Materials
3. Biomimetics
2 N/A Materials Science, Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, Bio Engineering, Physics, Chemistry
Students who are interested in pursuing the technology development and innovation in nanotechnology, nano science and engineering research
*Students who stay in Songdo campus or who can commute to Songdo only.
For any inquiries regarding the Korea Summer Internship Program, please contact:
  • Email :
  • Tel : (82-2) 2123-3988
  • Fax : (82-2) 2123-8706
  • Address :
    International Education Center, Office of International Affairs, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, Korea