Sixth Risk offers part-time, remote internships for undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students who are interested in gaining practical experience in economic and political risk analysis.

Analyst Internship Program — 6R Korea
6R Korea conducts substantive research on South Korean politics and business. The Analyst Internship Program is designed to provide substantive experience to interns while also allowing them to help shape the development of a new political risk consulting and media start-up.

This unpaid internship provides meaningful work experience related to students’ field of study or career interest. It will provide an opportunity for preprofessional career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills while working flexible hours off-site. The Analyst Internship Program is offered in four sessions annually—in the fall, winter, spring, and summer—and you may arrange to receive academic credit for the internship through your institution.

Responsibilities
Interns will commit to working 10–20 hours per week and will:

  • Stay abreast of developments in Korea by researching and monitoring current events
  • Assist with compiling and preparing 6R’s signature newsletters, regularly editing, fact-checking, and co-authoring content
  • Help manage and update Sixth Risk’s databases and website
  • Contribute to the program’s social media presence, including drafting social media posts
  • Collect, analyze, and summarize diverse sources and existing literature pertinent to assigned research topics
  • Provide general support for other projects as may be reasonably requested in accordance with Sixth Risk’s needs

Those who have experience working with Korean-language materials and Korean-English translation may also have opportunities to hone their Korean-language research abilities and may be tasked with translating news articles, speeches, and legislation. Those who do not will primarily handle English-language materials but may have opportunities to pick up some Korean political and business terms.

Qualifications
Sixth Risk is recruiting highly motivated and detail-oriented undergraduates, graduate students, and recent college graduates. Applicants should be prepared to work independently and should demonstrate excellent and objective writing, research, and analytical skills. Additionally, qualified applicants will have a relevant academic background (e.g. international relations, economics, political science, area studies, or a related field).

Knowledge of the Korean language is not required, but those with proficient or native-level Korean language skills are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated interest in Korean and East Asian economic, political, and social issues is valued. Those with knowledge of WordPress web development, web design, or graphic design are also encouraged to apply.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Sixth Risk is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, genetics, relationship or marital status, familial status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

Application
Sixth Risk requires that all applicants submit a résumé, a cover letter, and a concise writing sample of 500–1,500 words, which may be taken from a longer work. Writing samples concerning Korea are preferred but not required. All documents must be attached as PDFs in an email sent to cory@sixthrisk.com. This email should include two references—with title, affiliation, and contact information—and the subject line should include “Analyst Internship” and your full name. Please also include a link to your LinkedIn profile if you have one. Applications are reviewed year-round on a rolling basis; if there are no immediate openings, applications will be kept on file. Sixth Risk will directly contact only those applicants who are selected for an interview.

Questions
Questions about the Analyst Internship Program should be directed to cory@sixthrisk.com.