Elisabeth Luce Moore ’24 Internships in Asia

The Elisabeth Luce Moore ‘24 Summer Internships in Asia program aims to prepare students for lives and careers in a globalized world through cultural immersion and meaningful professional opportunities. The program, which has sponsored internships in China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, and South Korea, was established in 1999 with a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation and builds on ties between Wellesley College and Asia that date from the late 19th century.

Because of the continuing worldwide effects of the Covid pandemic and other factors, the program was redesigned for the Summer 2022, a format that will also continue for the Summer 2023. Due to travel and/or quarantine restrictions in countries across East Asia, the Luce Program this summer will only fund in-person opportunities in South Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.

Applicants to the Luce Program will apply for funding. Selected students will work closely with TEAN, a study abroad partner organization, and Wellesley Career Education to find an internship placement in the student's desired host country that aligns with their professional interests. Please note that labor regulations and availability of opportunities in the host country may restrict opportunities in certain fields; prospective interns thus are encouraged to approach their internship placement with an open mind. Proficiency in the language of the host country is NOT REQUIRED to apply for the program, but students with some proficiency in the language may have more internship options. 

Eligible Class Years: Sophomores and Juniors

Funding: Students will receive a stipend of $1,500 to cover their meals, transportation, entertainment and other expenses. Housing, visas and airfare to/from the host country is covered by the Luce Program.

Internship Commitment: Internships will be full-time and 8-10 weeks in length. 

Application Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2022 at 5 pm EST

Application Information: Students apply through Workday. Click here for application instructions.

Required Application Documents:

  • Short answer essays
  • Resume

For the short answer essays, please answer the following questions:

  • In which country are you seeking to intern (South Korea, Japan, or Vietnam)? Why are you seeking cultural immersion and work experience in that country? How does this opportunity align with your personal, academic, or professional interests and goals? 
  • What types of internship opportunities are you seeking (industry/field) and what skills do you hope to develop? 
  • Describe your language abilities in the language of the host country (reading, writing, speaking, listening). Include information about any courses you may have taken at Wellesley or other institutions. Remember that language proficiency is not required, but may be helpful in identifying an internship opportunity.

Please answer each question separately. No more than one page in total for all three questions. Your answers must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Margins of at least 1”
  • Single-spaced
  • Minimum 11-point font in Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman
  • Saved in PDF Format

Recent Program Interns

2022

  • Caroline Lee '23, WeBudding, Seoul, South Korea
  • Emma Lim '24, The Haja Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • Jami Johnson '24, Minglecon, Seoul, South Korea
  • Jeeyeon Barnes '23, The Haja Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • Nunu Lakew '24, Handal.us, Seoul, South Korea
  • Sarah Kim '23, Yonsei University Youth Culture Institute, Seoul, South Korea
  • Stella Gu '24, Reziena, Seoul, South Korea
  • Taylor Woody, The Haja Center, Seoul, South Korea

2021

  • Dixue Zhang ‘23, China Market Research Group, Shanghai, China
  • Kazu Shimada ‘23, Asian Rural Institute, Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan
  • Shirui Zhong ‘23, Wolver Hill Asset Management (Rogers Investment Advisors), Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR
  • Holly Chin ‘22, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR

2020

  • Alia Liu '22, China Market Research Group, Shanghai, China
  • Jessica Goh '22, Rogers Investment Advisors, Tokyo, Japan

2019

  • Abby Ow '21, Asian Rural Institute, Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan
  • Carolyn Price '21, Azmi & Associates, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
  • Catrina Chen '21, China Market Research Group, Shanghai, China
  • Winnie Chen '20, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong , Hong Kong, SAR
  • Isabela Valencia '21, Asian Rural Institute, Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan
  • Louisa Oppenheim '20, Tokyo English Life Line (TELL), Tokyo, Japan
  • Louise Conaty '21, Wolver Hill Asset Management (Rogers Investment Advisors), Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR
  • Matilda Berke '21, Rogers Investment Advisors, Tokyo, Japan
  • Micaela Zelk '21, The Haja Production School, Seoul, South Korea

2018

  • Lilly Armstrong ’20, Rogers Investment Advisors, Tokyo, Japan and Wolver Hill Asset Management Asia Ltd, Hong Kong
  • Clare Auld-Brokish ’19, Asian Rural Institute, Nasushiobara, Tochigi-ken, Japan
  • Elisabeth Clemmons ’20, The UB Post, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Daniela Gomez ’20, Haja Production School, Seoul, South Korea
  • Marina Hostrop ’20, I’m in China’s English New Media, Beijing, China
  • Hayley Leibenow ’19, Tokyo English Life Line, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yining Li ’20, Rogers Investment Advisors, Tokyo, Japan and Wolver Hill Asset Management Asia Ltd, Hong Kong
  • Sharon Lu ’20, Asian Rural Institute, Nasushiobara, Tochigi-ken, Japan
  • Esther Luo ’20, China Market Research Group, Shanghai, China
  • Riann Tang ’19, ABC News Beijing, Beijing China
  • Cindy Tu ’19, Hong Kong Monetary Fund, Hong Kong
  • Jamie Zhang ’20, Shenzhen Nanshan People’s Hospital, Department of Clinical Psychology, Guangdong, China

2017

  • Nathalie D. Bolduc ‘19, Asian Rural Institute, Nasushiobara, Tochigi-ken, Japan
  • Emma S. Duncan ‘19, Tokyo English Life Life (TELL), Tokyo, Japan
  • Si Ru (Cissy) Hao ‘19, Rogers Investment Advisors, Tokyo, Japan
  • Molly Hoyer ‘18, Asian Rural Institute, Nasushiobara, Tochigi-ken, Japan
  • Anna C. Hunter ‘19, ABC News Beijing, Beijing, China
  • So Jin Ki ‘19, Haja Production School, Seoul, South Korea
  • Mayu M. Kikuchi ‘18, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong, SAR
  • Jiwon Lee ‘19, Haja Production School, Seoul, South Korea
  • Xinyi (Sophie) Li ‘19, Rogers Investment Advisors, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hope E. Parker ‘18, City Weekend, Beijing, China
  • Sabrina A. Ruiz ‘18, Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP), Yamanashi, Japan
  • Vanessa E. Willoughby ‘18, Elite Scholar of China, Beijing, China
  • Xiangyi (Christine) Yang ‘19, China Market Research Group, Shanghai, China

2016

  • Nisreen S. Abo-Sido ’18, Asian Rural Institute, Tochigi-ken, Japan
  • Genesis Barrios ’17, Asian Rural Institute, Tochigi-ken, Japan
  • Jingwen (Fiona) Fan ’17, Red Fields Partners, Beijing, China
  • Margaret M. Jennings ’18, Tokyo English Life Line (TELL), Tokyo, Japan
  • Ivy Jiang ’17, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong SAR
  • Xueni (Emily) Jin ’17, Advocating for Mental Health Awareness Project, Beijing, China
  • Jiyoung J. Lee ’17, North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity, Seoul, South Korea
  • Xiaorong (Sharon) Liu ’17, Long Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Yuanzhen Pan ’18, Rogers Investment Advisors, Tokyo, Japan
  • Haley L. Shanahan ’18, City Weekend Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Bianka N. Shavers-Rivera ’17, Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP), Kiyosato, Japan
  • Jennifer R. Vogan ’17, Haja Production School, Seoul, South Korea
  • Minjia Wu ’16, ABC News, Beijing, China
  • Shiping Xu ’18, Huasheng Zhongtian Consulting Company, Beijing, China
  • Chuqi (Cassandra) Zheng ’18, Red Fields Partners, Beijing, China
  • Linda W. Zhou ’18, China Market Research Group, Shanghai, China