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My Internship experience at GR Korea

The GR Group offers an excellent internship program for talented university students and graduates, many of whom are seeking to pursue a career in government relations.

We sat down with Sungeun An, who spent five months at GR Korea, to ask about her experience as an intern.

1. Why did you decide to join GR Korea?

GR Korea hosts first International Policy Forum event in Korea

GR Korea was honoured to welcome Dr. Jiyoon Kim, a popular radio and TV commentator on Korean politics and elections, as the guest speaker at the first International Policy Forum webinar in Korea.  The subject of the webinar was Korea’s National Assembly Election - Implications for Government and the Economy in the Covid-19 World, and it was hosted by Juyun Moon, Team Leader for GR Korea.

South Korea’s response to COVID-19

South Korea’s response to COVID-19

As one of the first countries heavily impacted by COVID 19, South Korea had to early adopt bold counter measures with some tangible results - number of new infections seems to have peaked on 3 March and is considerably down since then.  After some early criticism, the Korean government has generally received positive marks for its handling of the situation and is now being looked as a model for countries later in the infection cycle.

GR Group response to Covid-19

With offices in Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Washington D.C. and London, the GR Group has been working to support employees and clients through the COVID-19 crisis.

To date, there have been no cases of COVID-19 diagnosed among our staff.

The company advised all staff on 24 February to seek medical advice and stay at home if they experienced symptoms consistent with COVID-19.  Staff were encouraged to adjust working hours to avoid commuting during rush-hours and were advised to postpone all non-essential travel.

GR Korea Policy and Issue update November 2019 - Digital and Internet technology

Digital and Internet technology
1. Data

✔️ Issue

Strict regulation on usage of personal data, such as medical or financial information is acting as a barrier against businesses that seek to expand their operation in Korea. Fintech companies cannot even start their business because they cannot process raw data. Also, there is an overall issue that crucial public data resources, such as the NTS-collected data of business operators or police-collected public data are being much neglected, despite its significant commercial value and industrial applicability.

Foreign firms need effective gov't relations consulting

In Korea, the policymaking process is often conducted under a veil of secrecy. Only bureaucrats, lawmakers and a limited number of other stakeholders take part in shaping government policies and legislation, leaving most businesses and individuals in the dark.

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To meet increasing demand from multinational businesses here for effective government relations consulting, GR Korea ― a specialist consultancy focusing on public affairs ― opened an office in February this year to bridge the gap between the two sides, according to its head.