Hyung-Joon Kim, 2013, South Korea

Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist, UNICEF - Kathmandu, Nepal

How has the Fletcher alumni network been helpful to you? During my job search, I received priceless advice on cover letters, professional communication, and career building in general from the Fletcher alumni network. The network followed me even to my new destination in Nepal. Currently, I am exploring the endless Fletcher network even in Nepal and hope to contribute my humble experience to someone else seeking my help in the future.

What was your favorite class at Fletcher and why? One of my favorite classes at Fletcher was Professor  Wilkinson's Development in Practice class. That is because it provided not only cutting-edge knowledge and perspective in development, but also because I met tons of brilliant fellow development workers/classmates in the class. Most of my classmates had a few years of experience in the field and planned to pursue careers in international development. I really look forward to meeting them ten years later and following up on their promising careers. I loved development Fletcherites in and out of the class!

Favorite Magazine:

The Economist

Favorite Author:

Murakami Haruki

Favorite City:


Most Interesting People you have Met At Fletcher:

The U.S. military officers

Best Place to Study:

Ginn Library, 3rd Floor

Fletcher Capstone

  • Lessons Learned from PRT Experiences in Afghanistan: Strategic Implications for Future Civil-Military Integrated Mission

Fields of Study

  • Human Security
    International Security Studies

Summer Internship

Research Analyst, New York University Center on International Cooperation, Afghanistan Regional Project team - New York City

Intern, Refugee Human Rights Center for Korea - Seoul, Republic of Korea   

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Migration Group
    Fletcher Students In Security

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Political Science, American Studies, Sogang University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Korean Provincial Reconstruction Team, Field Programme Officer - Bagram, Afghanistan
    The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Consultant - Bangkok, Thailand
    Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Staff - Seoul, South Korea


  • Korean