King Rose Construction hosts international interns from a variety of academic backgrounds, but they all share one thing in common: they’re all Korean. In the past few years, the New York-based contracting company has been home to seven interns through Cultural Vistas’ Korea WEST program, which brings Korean university students to the United States to study English, intern in an American company, and travel.
King Rose has no formal ties to Korea, and the Korea WEST interns that they host rarely have experience specifically in construction. And yet, the company has found WESTies, as they are affectionately known, to be a perfect fit for their office. In the last year alone, the company has had four Korean interns.