Import Export Internship in Seoul

Exports have played a significant role in fueling the growth of South Korea’s economy.

Products like automobiles, electronics, passenger and cargo ships, textiles and steel constitute as major export items of the country. Other important exports of the country include plastics and plastic articles, iron and iron articles, organic chemicals, optical equipment, medical apparatus, machinery such as computers, and electrical machinery.

The country’s import market has gone under major liberalization in the past few years. For instance, a major chunk of South Korea’s ore and minerals are sourced from other countries. The major imports consist of oil, crude petroleum, petroleum gas and other chemical goods.


As of 2016, Korea’s top 10 export partners were China, USA, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Mexico and Marshall Islands, and its top 10 import partners were China, Japan, USA, Germany, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Vietnam, Qatar and Russian Federation.


Past AIP Import Export interns have been involved and worked on the following projects:


  • Performing import operations and related activities, and following up with overseas clients.
  • Negotiate rates with domestic and international carriers.
  • Track and trace shipments, and providing updates to internal clients and sales.
  • Obtaining and creating quotes for shipments, and source beth methods of transportation.
  • Coordinate with agencies, such as Customs and other relevant government agencies.


Note that all AIP interns are given a personal supervisor who will train, monitor and guide you throughout your international internship experience.


Internship tasks will vary from company to company, as well as intern to intern. These are only examples of tasks that were carried out from previous interns.


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