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Please refer to AY2011-2012 Term 2 summary. You may use the same contact.

Korean Internship

Please refer to this Google spreadsheet for students who express special interested in the internships offered. Priority will be given to the students who express special interested. - Interested students

Process for internship

  • Access the Google Document for internship application process here
  • Asking the organisation for internship
  • Getting a letter of offer from internship
    • Letter should state job title, salary, date of hire, purpose of trip and expenses to be borne
  • Approval from OCS
    • Contact person: Ricky TANG <rickytang@smu.edu.sg>, Senior Associate Director, + 65 6828 0316 (DID)
    • Company may need to propose the internship ON TRAC for Ricky to approve OR Self-Propose is possible too
    • Getting overseas internship insurance (NOT subsidised). This must be done before leaving for TSM if not returning.
  • Applying for Visa
    • Go to the Korea embassy in Singapore to apply with the necessary documents. Address of Consular Section: 47 Scotts Road #16-03, 04, Goldbell Towers, Singapore 228233. (near Newton MRT station) Enquiries hotline: (65) 62561188. Operating Hours for all visa matters (application & collection): 9 AM to 11:30 AM, Mondays to Fridays Only. It takes 4 working days to process your visa. No urgent or express service is available.
    • Visa application form (C-3-1) note the < 90 or > 90 days/ Single or multiple entry fees. For startups, you are only allowed for < 90 days stay in Korea as startups are not given the permission to issue visa issuance. Note that visa application is a must when remuneration comes into place.
      • Certification of enrollment from SMU. SMU Registrar via Oasis
      • One invitation letter from the Korean invitor (faxed/scanned copy) stating job title, salary, date of hire, purpose of trip, expenses to be borne. Letter must include company's letterhead, job title of the invitor, phone number and signature.
      • Certificate for Business Registration (issued within the last 3 months) of the Korean invitor (faxed/scanned copy)
      • Long term pass/Work Pass/NRIC in Singapore &/or One copy of re-entry permit to Singapore (applicable to SPR only)
      • Actual passport with at least 6 months validity.
      • One completed visa application form with ONE piece of colored passport-sized photo
  • Getting accommodation
    • It is best if you can get the Korea company to help you in this
  • Getting funding from IIE
    • General information here. Please read PDF
    • Contact person: Krishna Kumar NALLUR <krishnan@smu.edu.sg>, 6828 1989. Cassie Dong. Senior Manager, Evangelist. +65 6828 0655 [cassiedong@smu.edu.sg]
    • Does not cover Korea visa application nor required internship insurance

Secured tip Jocelyn Melissa. Ask Prof Ben for access. Students: LIM Wei Chiang Bryan Tan Si Min Jocelyn Melissa Tian Lim Yan Xin

Organization

Please indicate the organization that you are researching on and liaison status. For internship subsidies, please refer to Internship

Company Team responsible Liaison Status Comments Internship
Clo Pinky Rejected, company did not follow-up to confirm Phil Cho - VP, Global Marketing

pcho@clo3d.com

Amy Yoon - Assistant Manager (Sales) amy@clo.co.kr

N.A.
Style Share Pinky Rejected, could not get a follow-up to confirm in time Jayoung Yoon,

Founder, Style Share jay@stylesha.re

N.A.
SparkLabs Pinky Rejected, no response - N.A.
StoryGem Pinky Rejected, no response N.A.
Darez Pinky Confirmed by 1B1G and transferred to Pinky Junseob Lee, info@darez.kr, 4F, 561-16 SINSA-DONG, KANGNAM, SEOUL, KOREA N.A.
KakaoTalk LAI LIAO Rejected due to expansion plans, in the midst of reattempt to revive this but chances are super slim, waiting for reply from Ms Clare & Mr Sean Kim Contact: Ms. Clare Kim, Manager / Marketing at clare@kakao.com NIL at this moment.
Playnery LAI LIAO Rejected, due to company's status of not releasing any applications as yet. Contact: business@playnery.com N.A.
wePLANET LAI LIAO Rejected, replied interested, team rejected them as Prof Ben indicated that we should take a rest. Contact: weplanet@wepla.net N.A.
ablar LAI LIAO Confirmed --- 1st May 5pm at startup incubation center operated by Banks Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs, near Seolleung Station Contact: Meena Lee, PR Executive Director - kkonal@ablar.com , General email contact - kkonal@ablar.com N.A.
Pangalore LAI LIAO Rejected --- Rejected due to company's change of plan, to delay the reallocation plan. Initial Remarks: (Waiting for confirmation for timing and location, due to reallocation of office.) Contact: Doyon Kim, Chief Product Officer - dkim@pangalore.com N.A.
memebox LAI LIAO Rejected, In process of contacting them, been contacting them via email over a month Contact: hello@memebox.co.kr N.A.
nflabs LAI LIAO Rejected, replied interested, team rejected them as Prof Ben indicated that we should take a rest. (Confirmed 10-9 Teheran-ro gang nam-gu Seoul, 135-933) Contact: Sejun Ra - sejun@nflabs.com, General email contact - support@nflabs.com / sejun@nflabs.com N.A.
nextapps LAI LIAO Rejected, in process of contacting them, been contacting them via email over a month Contact: nextapps.contact@gmail.com N.A.
kanbanize LAI LIAO Rejected, no office in South Korea Contact: office@kanbanize.com - Christo Stalev N.A.
Pristones 1B1G Confirmed Contacted Minhee Cho, CEO of Pristones who has also agreed to host us on 2nd May 2013 at 14:00
Contact: Minhee Cho
Email: cho@pristones.com
Phone: 010-2672-7493
N.A.
Pixel Ammo 1B1G Confirmed Contacted Andrew Park CEO of Pixel Ammo who has also agreed to host us on 6th May 2013 at 14:00
Contact: Andrew Park
Email: support@pixelammo.com
N.A.
SNU College of Engineering Entrepreneurship Center 1B1G Confirmed by 1B1G and transferred to JoA Contacted Heesun Kim(Ms.), International Program Manager of SNU who has also agreed to host us
Contact: Heesun Kim
Email: kavkr@snu.ac.kr
N.A.
Darez 1B1G Confirmed by 1B1G and transferred to Pinky Contacted Junseob Lee of Darez who has also agreed to host us
Contact: Junseob Lee
Email: info@darez.kr
N.A.

1. Everthink
2. CultStory
3. PATISTUDIO
4. HotdogStudio
5. Sparklabs
6. K-Cube Ventures
7. Fast Track Asia
8. Havok
9. TNM
10. Pangalore
11. Nextapps
12. Spoga
13. Greysox
14. GAMEVIL
15. Venture Square

1B1G Rejected N.A. N.A.
GoVenture Bibimbap ( 비빔밥) Confirmed Contacted JONGMIN OH, Assistant Manager of Korea Business Angels Association(KBAA), which Mr Ko is the President of. Go-Venture Forum will take place in 30th April. Mr Oh has agreed to host us from 10am. The Go-Venture forum will open at 5pm at Gwanghawmun in Seoul (17:00-21:00).
Contact: JONGMIN OH
Email: ohjongmin1984@gmail.com
N.A.
VCNC MunjawaShong (x2) Contact successfully and will be visiting them on April 29th 2013 (Monday) 14:00 Edward edwardkl@vcnc.co.kr Description

This program provides a unique opportunity to gain exposure to one of Asia’s top start-ups. Member of the internship program will collaborate in creating and executing a comprehensive strategic marketing plan to drive Between downloads, user acquisition and engagement in South East Asia. Through this experience, members will be able to develop entrepreneurial leadership and business management acumen in marketing and social media. The ideal candidate is passionate about social media and start-ups, entrepreneurial, creative and driven.

Role & Responsibilities The main role for the internship is to develop a marketing strategy for Between's South East Asia expansion. Member of the program may use any creative measure to achieve this goal, some of the basic responsibilities will include: - Research South East Asian market to identify growth opportunities in the area. - Create marketing plans including strategic analysis, competition, positioning, messaging, tactics and budget. - Execute the developed marketing strategies/tactics.

Qualifications - Currently enrolled in a 4-Year college - Interested in social media and start-ups - Have a strong sense of responsibility and take ownership - Excellent communication and time management skills

Naver LAI LIAO Rejected, contacted Contact: Albert, Naver Singapore - albert.heo@nhn.com N.A.
wisdo.me 서울 스페셜 Seoul Special Confirmed: Contacted Kimi Wisdo.me who has also agreed to host us on 3th May 2013 at 10:00
Contact: Kimi Yeon
Email: kimi@wisdo.me
Contact: Kimi Yeon

Email: kimi@wisdo.me

N.A.
Open Entrepreneur Center 서울 스페셜 Seoul Special Confirmed: Introduced by Kimi. We will visit OEC which is in the same office of Wisdo.me Part of visit on 3 May 10:00
Contact: Kimi Yeon
Email: kimi@wisdo.me
Contact: Kimi Yeon

Email: kimi@wisdo.me

N.A.
KBS GG2 Confirmed. To contact Mr Kim Youngyiil at youngnations@kbs.co.kr and cc Ms Kim Hae Ran at khr@kbs.co.kr N.A
Visual Dart GG2 Confirmed. (Rescheduled for another timing at 2.30pm of 3rd May, awaiting reply.) To contact Mr Young at visualdart@gmail.com N.A
CIZION GG2 Confirmed. To contact Mr. Jae Yeon Kim, Joseph at visiondesigner@cizion.com N.A
Moglue JoA Confirmed To contact Mr. Taewoo Kim at taewookim@moglue.com N.A.
Coupang JoA Rejected, No response Contact:help@coupang.com N.A
Ticket Monster JoA Rejected, No response Contact:help@coupang.com N.A
BeSuccess JoA Contacted successfully but due to costs, unable to attend the BeLaunch conference event Contact:james@besuccess.com N.A
Vanilla Breeze Kimchi Kias Confirmed Contact: David Hahn

Email: cio@vanillabreeze.com

N.A.
WELOTHREE Kimchi Kias Confirmed Contact: Kristine Um

Email: welocrew@welothree.com

N.A.
Seoul Space 대박 (Daebak) Rejected Contact: Richard Min, Co-Founder/GM email:RM@seoulspace.co.kr N.A.
FundU 대박 (Daebak) Rejected Contact: email:manager@fundu.co.kr N.A.
Primer 대박 (Daebak) Rejected Contact: email: douglas@primer.kr, taekkyung@primer.kr N.A.
KnowRe 대박 (Daebak) Rejected Contact: http://about.knowre.com/contact/ N.A.
Weenu 대박 (Daebak) Confirmed Contact: email: Miho Heo: okmiho@weenu.com N.A.
TakeTalks 대박 (Daebak) Visit confirmed. 29 April 4.30pm Contact: Kevin, Founder (same as Hanintel) email: info@taketalks.com Office: +82-2-6677-2028 Cell : +82-10-9893-5540 1 internship position, details still being confirmed
Hanintel 대박 (Daebak) Visit confirmed. 29 April 4.30pm Contact: Kevin, Founder (same as TakeTalks) email: info@taketalks.com Office: +82-2-6677-2028 Cell : +82-10-9893-5540 1 internship position, details still being confirmed