Freeman Foundation International Internship

Summer 2023 Internship Locations:
Seoul, South Korea and
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Freeman Foundation International Internship

Scholarships for Summer 2023 Academic Internships in Seoul, South Korea
and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Kelsi Brett ’14 – South Korea, SP13

Saint Michael’s College is pleased to announce the annual Global Citizenship International Internship Program, supported by a grant from the Freeman Foundation. The College is now accepting applications for scholarships to fund an academic internship in Seoul, South Korea and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (May – July, 2023). These scholarships will help offset the cost of internship placement, professional development support, travel, and housing in Seoul and Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to the time spent at the internship sites, students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of cultural and networking events organized by our local partners in South Korea and Vietnam. This international placement will count for a four-credit academic internship, which will include the completion of academic assignments submitted to the faculty supervisor, and Saint Michael’s will waive the summer tuition for a four-credit course.

Eligibility Requirements:

3.0 GPA or Higher
Open to All Majors
Current Sophomore or Junior Status (Class of 2024 or 2025)

Summer 2023 Application Deadline:

Friday, November 4, 2022

Those interested in applying for this scholarship must provide:

1) Freeman Scholarship application form (click here)
2) An updated resume
3) Names of two faculty references

Questions? Contact

Jeffrey Ayres, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Global Engagement
802.654.2680
jayres@smcvt.edu

Behind the Scenes - Seoul, South Korea

Freeman Foundation Grant History

Freeman Foundation International Internship Placements

Student Name Company NameBrief Description of Duties
Aaron Kalat ‘19

Media, Journalism and
Digital Arts



MEME PR

Internship Industry: Marketing
MemePR is an intelligent marketing platform that helps brands to grow business locally and globally with no hassle in the Greater China and Southeast Asia.
We have independent entities in Hong Kong, Taipei & Shenzhen. MEMEPR is a team combining the content & digital marketers and software engineers.
We have a partner network connecting 1000+ media and event management partners in over 10+ countries.

• Participate in brand Ucommune’s marketing strategy planning, support video production design for their website and marketing material write-ups
• Client meeting and follow-up for business customers such as HKV online press, TFI video streaming tech, etc.

Alex Otten ‘19

International Relations


Asia Care Group

Internship Industry: Helthcare Consulting
Asia Care Group enables change in healthcare systems throughtout Asia. We do this through the integration of key services, as we recognize that complex problems often require more than one area of expertise. Our approach is widely regarded in the healthcare community, and we count some of the region’s largest health insurers, health providers and Governments as our clients.

• Support healthcare client engagements by providing support to team members in the area of analysis, data-collection, primary and secondary research.
• Use critical thinking skills to understand client issues and work with the team to develop relevant solutions.
• Perform analysis of data –both financial, clinical and operational
• Help develop new business and support team members in business development activities.

Asah Whalen '19

Political Science

Heroes Too Foundation

Internship Industry: Environmental Charity/NGO
HeroesToo promotes sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyles amongst the local population via awareness campaigns and eco-design competitions. Our aim was to change peoples attitude towards climate change. In order to make long-lasting impact, the team of HeroesToo recognised that their focus needed to be on creating real change-makers, which are the young generations of students, by providing them with the right tools to make a big difference.


• Contribute to the creation of user interface design of our APP.
• Demonstrate good interpersonal and diplomacy in dealing with collaborating partners and other interns.
• Reformulate in-classroom environmental educational program.
• Collaborate with partners in fundraising.
• Research on the subject of water potential and potential sponsors and partners.

Dagmar Lee Wright ‘19

International Relations

Association of Professional Lifespan Development and Educational Research for Youth

Internship Industry: Education


• Voluntary English tutor travelling to many different schools across HongKong including new territories.
• Assists and creates teaching materials for English summer courses.
• Mentoring, advising and teaching children who are from underprivileged families

Freeman Foundation International Internship Placements

Student Name Company NameBrief Description of Duties
Diego Calderon '20

Business

Anywhere Networks

Internship Industry: High-Tech startup
Anywhere Networks is a leading wireless mesh technology company offering flexible and expandable network solutions for high bandwidth applications. Our products are the key enabler for extending network reach, multiplying network capacities, and add-in redundancy measures in large scale critical infrastructures seen in large-scale enterprises, smart cities, and municipalities around the world.


• Research programs, review loan agreements, calculate balances, and assist with a variety of types of general office work.
• Conduct extensive financial research for the company

Sophie DeFries ‘20

Biochemistry


University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Internship Industry: Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
The Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine or LKS Faculty of Medicine, formerly known as the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong, is a medical school which comprises several schools and departments that provide an array of tertiary programmes in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and chinese medicine.

• Conduct lab research and testing into the relationship between HIV and cardiovascular disease.
• Collaborate with lab technicians, faculty and scientists on research projects.

Rachael DeVeau ‘20

Economics

A&A Limited

Internship Industry: Digital Business and Consulting Company
Working together with our other group companies, Echelon and AA Digital, we share the vision of providing our clients with the most transformative services to realize their business aspirations and take each client’s business to its utmost potential.

• Primary duties focused on research and development.
• Research and publish articles on the company website, including topics such as digital transformation, e-commerce and chatbots.
• Employ data analysis and visualization techniques in a creative setting.

Victoria Gray ‘20

Business


PAKT Smart Wardrobe

Internship Industry: Clothing and Fashion Industry
Digitise your wardrobe and get on-demand access to your securely stored items. Archive specialty garments and collectibles. Rotate and style your seasonal clothes with ease.

• Focus on photo-shopping images of clothes.
• Research the major land developers.
• Read newspaper clippings to create a content library with important statistics and industry information.

Matthew McGlynn ‘21

Economics

A&A Limited

Internship Industry: Digital Business and Consulting Company
Working together with our other group companies, Echelon and AA Digital, we share the vision of providing our clients with the most transformative services to realize their business aspirations and take each client’s business to its utmost potential.

• Primary duties focused on research and development.
• Research and publish articles on the company website, including topics such as digital transformation, e-commerce and chatbots.
• Employ data analysis and visualization techniques in a creative setting.

Matthew Mosher ‘20

Neuroscience

Hong Kong BioTek

Internship Industry: Nutrition, Health and Wellness
HK BioTek Ltd is a leading health testing provider in Hong Kong: Food allergy, sensitivities, heavy metals, nutrients, hormones, DNA, and more

• Help advisor and nutritionist with research and marketing projects.
• Research articles on gut-brain axis.
• Develop pamphlets, newsletters, informational graphs.
• Help boost and brand the company through social media accounts.
• Conduct research on effectiveness and validity of food testing.

Claire Mutty ‘20

Business

The Wave

Internship Industry: Co-Working and Event Space
The Wave is an integrated business platform incorporating event spaces, co-working spaces, serviced offices, pop-up stores and F&B floors all under one roof. The Wave’s mission goal is to help the next wave of passionate entrepreneurs and SMEs to realize their dreams and grow their businesses beyond limits.

• Create social media content.
• Edit English-language version of website.
• Write promotional campaigns for external websites.
• Write blog posts about current customers.
• Help reformulate The Wave’s brand in English.
• Help business development department in new ideation project for new business matching program.

Ryan Ramos '20

Business

Lion and Lion Digital Agency

Internship Industry: Digital Marketing Agency
We are growth creators, who partner with brands to drive consumer actions in Southeast Asia through creative digital-first solutions.

• Conduct research on TikTok as an advertising platform.
• Research influencers in the cryptocurrency market.
• Locate 7-10 potential EPr platforms per week, and find contact information, hyperlink and use a program called SEMrush to fine analytical information.
• Trained to use the SEMrush program.
• Provide client social media reach.

Patrick Richards ‘20

History

Boötes Limited

Internship Industry: Art and Cultural Education
We are a group of architects, urban planners, engineers, designers, economists and scientists – setting our minds out to make a difference. By origin we are an architectural design office, but we do much more than just designing buildings... Everything we do is always focused on improving the built environment and promoting a cohesive society.

• Research various programs that Bootes could collaborate with/on projects or programs.
• Conduct monthly expense reports, as well as reimbursement paperwork for Bootes.
• Filing for Visas, as Bootes worked as an intermediary for students coming to Hong Kong to study art.

Katlyn Smith ‘21

Business

Centre-O Connect

Internship Industry: Finance
CENTRE-O is a one-stop centre for all business admin needs. From incorporating business to visa applications, we have specialists, tools and connections cater to your needs. Our mission is to help entrepreneures and businesses to focus on growing their businesses without getting distracted.

• Collaborate with company accountant.
• Assist with bookkeeping and accounting assignments for various clients.
• Prepare financial statements and reports for clients.

Keyana Smith ‘20

English

Association of Professional Lifespan Development and Educational Research for Youth

Internship Industry: Educational Non Profit

• Provide Englilsh educational tutoring services to students with special needs.

Freeman Foundation International Internship Placements

Student Name Company NameBrief Description of Duties
Marisa Butzirus ‘23

International Relations

MINEIS

Internship Placement Title: Problem Solver Intern
Mine.is an online consignment/thrift store in South Korea. Mine.is a online consignment store where you can buy and sell high-quality secondhand clothes. Thred up in the US is our largest benchmark.

• Improve efficiency in Distribution Center; clothing inspection, fulfillment and logistics
• Marketing toward buyers; especially those in the age between 20-35.
• Hands on inspection work on clothing at the distribution center.
• Help CEO figuring out best cultural practice to provide safe and happy working environment to co-workers.
• Open mind set to embrace Korean Culture
• Clear, professional, and friendly communication skills.
• Ready to solve any problem within business, operation, marketing and etc.

Scott Czerwinski ‘23

Economics/Political Science


South-North Love School

Internship Placement Title: Non-profit Administration Intern
South-North Love School which is a Christian alternative school for North Korean resettler students and the children of North Korean refugees.

• English teaching for kids who are mostly born in South Korea as a second generation of North Korean refugees
• English teaching for North Korean resettler students and the teenager children of North Korean refugees, some of whom are preparing to enter colleges in South Korea next year.
• Participating in Quiet time in the morning, church service in Wednesday morning, and Bible English class. Sometimes sing a praise song by solo or duet. Also sometimes witness your faith story.
• Write letters to ask for sponsor for our school to foundations and mission organizations in the States.
• Assist team members as requested


Joshua Doubiago ‘23

Music

Adventure Korea

Internship Placement Title: English Tour Guide and Marketing
Since 2000 Adventure Korea has played an important role in many people lives in Korea. Adventure Korea provides great trips and outdoor activities to foreigners from all over the world as well as any Koreans who want to meet and interact with foreigners for cultural exchange. They provide a meaningful trip to make friends from all over the world.

• Attending the farm village experience tour, festival tour and tourist attraction tours.
• Attending out-door education program as a tour guide for foreign school and international school
• Supporting main tour guide (checking name list. helping guest. preparing or order meal for tourists)
• Helping tour package development and trip coordination.
• Researching and develop a new touring programs
• Learning tourism marketing and consulting skill for tour packages.
• Other duties as discussed in your interview


Adrien Harwood ‘23

International Relations/
Criminology


Handal.us

Internship Placement Title: Marketing
Handal.us is a vibrant community platform where people record and share their practices and interest such as reading, working out, and studying. All members have a horizontal relationship and they communicate positively by exchanging warm support for each member's growth. Handal.us pursues people to have a bright and positive energy by supporting each other out and it motivates members to reach their goals a step closer.

• Media Contents Maker for acquisition and retention of Community
• Make and publish text-based content to the handal.us community channel(expected as Discord)
• To increase user acquisition and retention by supplying content to the community.
• Contents Planning
• Research
• Contents making
• Publish (Discord channel)
• Assist team as requested

Madison Laquerre ‘24

Secondary Education/
French

Rolling Korea

Internship Placement Title: Education and Marketing Intern
Rolling Korea was founded in 2012 to teach Korean to foreigners professionally. Since then, we have been developing unique educational contents and activities to provide the best experience for the students. Not only we concentrate on language education but also help our students to have broader understandings of Korea. Our curriculum makes studying Korean enjoyable and helps students to pursue a successful learning experience in Korea.

• Create English contents for marketing the products
• Edit English contents and materials
• Korean Food / Culture / Place reviews for blogs and YouTube.
• Support Korean teachers to create new activity contents.
• Brain storming / Ideas as a Korean studying student’s perspective
• Support staffs to prepare regularly events, such as: Language Exchange / Monthly Party/ Year party / Special event party.
• Staff Back Office support
• Prepare materials / Maintenance / Excel & Email Updates -Monitor media (Facebook, Twitter, Website) and comment/like to increase activity.
• Webpage UX – To provide better UX for our homepage visitors
• Draft press releases and other materials for external consumption
• Assist the supervisor and team members as requested


Enzo (Jeson) Li ‘23

Political Science/
History

Nuriplan

Internship Placement Title: Market Reasearch Intern
Founded in 1992, Nuriplan has contributed to the growth of the Korean construction industry based on endless technological innovation. The Construction Business Department has carried out numerous projects by linking facilities for human and plays a key role in realizing the vision.

• Market & competitor analysis
• Potential global supplier searching
• Company introduction updating task in English version
• US market penetration & communication
• Other tasks according to his capability and company’s need

Frank Loveland ‘24

International Relations

Korea Road Association

Internship Placement Title: Administration Assistant Coordinator Intern
Founded in 1992, Nuriplan has contributed to the growth of the Korean construction industry based on endless technological innovation. The Construction Business Department has carried out numerous projects by linking facilities for human and plays a key role in realizing the vision.

• Market & competitor analysis
• Potential global supplier searching
• Company introduction updating task in English version
• US market penetration & communication
• Other tasks according to his capability and company’s need

Paulius Macijauskas ‘23

Business Administration/ Economics

Trustkey

Internship Placement Title: Marketing Material Intern
We design and manufacture FIDO authenticators, also called USB security keys, to provide the next-generation login mechanism.

• Review and proofread the materials and website contents such as marketing, deployment cases, user guides, and documents written in Englis
• Research market analysis for cryptocurrency-related login authentication trends.
• We are in the middle of developing a wallet service for Crypto coins such as BTC, ETH. However we are more interested in NFT (Non-fungible Token) for many applications, but specifically for the entertainment industry. Research for marketing trends and associated analyses for this new project.
• Create some user case documents. Experience our systems and come up with user case documents so that people can easily follow them
• Assist team as requested

Joshua Marshall ‘23

Political Science/
Philosophy


Korea-America Association

Internship Placement Title: Non-profit Administration Intern
The Association aims to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of Korea and the United States and to strengthen cultural, economic and other relations between the two countries.

• Administrative tasks including secretarial support (greet guests, phone calls, etc.)
• Event management assistance (board meetings, luncheon meetings, other special events)
• Webpage management (updates)
• Develop and publish materials (flyers, brochures, weekly & quarterly publications)
• English-Korean translation
• Assist team as requested

Sydney Nelson ‘23

Elementary Education/
French


Promomkinder

Internship Placement Title: TESOL Intern
We are an English play school located in large department stores, hotels, and malls around South Korea. We provide an English-speaking environment for kids aging from 3 to 8 years old.

• to assist with activities related to English education such as worksheet, book reading, play, games, special worksheet, arts and crafts, 1:1 tutoring
• to create English speaking environment for the kids naturally to exposed to English
• to assist in developing contents regarding English program for specific days
• to assist the teachers and staff as requested

Emmett O’Connell ‘23

Business Administration

Webudding

Internship Placement Title: Marketing/Business Intern
Noutecompany Corp. offers the largest digital stationery service, “WeBudding”, for diaries, planners, notebooks and stickers that are used on tablet writing apps

• Posting & managing official corporate SNS account
• SNS event organization & operation (North America)
• Service development & operation (North America)
• Identify potential customer/market/partnership (North America)
• Translate public relations material & service introduction etc.
• Strategize North American market penetration

Carson O’Neil ‘23

Public Health/
French

The Space Friends Co.

Internship Placement Title: Intern
A social enterprise that creates an educational culture for multicultural children and adolescents to grow together as friends.

• Basically, we teach multicultural children.
• The center actively teaches Korean language learning and several subjects to children who visit in person.
• We also teach English to third world children abroad online, and I think he can help them effectively.
• In addition, we are also making Korean language education contents for multicultural children, and we expect to hear a lot of feedback on the perspective of foreigners in producing this education program.

Willow Schaefer ‘24

Secondary Education

Promomkinder

Internship Placement Title: TESOL Intern
We are an English play school located in large department stores, hotels, and malls around South Korea. We provide an English-speaking environment for kids aging from 3 to 8 years old.

• to assist with activities related to English education such as worksheet, book reading, play, games, special worksheet, arts and crafts, 1:1 tutoring
• to create English speaking environment for the kids naturally to exposed to English
• to assist in developing contents regarding English program for specific days
• to assist the teachers and staff as requested.


Nikolas Selvaag ‘24

Business Administration / Economics

ENCOR

Internship Placement Title: Operation Team Intern
It is a rapidly growing company under the mission of “Creating a Korea where foreigners want to live," an IT startup that builds and provides service infrastructure for foreigners. It currently operates enkor.kr, a mid- to long-term residential and community platform for foreigners.

• Take a survey after listening to suggestions from students living in a Korean sharehouse.
• CS manual production with CS Team
• Participated in the YouTube video shoot
• Assist team as requested