Interning at a Japan America Society is a great way to prepare for a job in the field of cultural exchange. The Japan America Society of Washington, D.C., has five internships open for the winter/spring semester (minimum of 10 weeks). Can’t make it to D.C. during the school year? There are also internships available for the summer. See website for details.
Deadline: Winter/Spring semester (January ~ April/May): November 15
Minimum of ten weeks; see individual postings for details on dates.
List of Internships (links open as PDFs)
- Japan Bowl Assistant
- Japan-in-a-Suitcase Coordinator
- Sakura Matsuri Assistant
- Sakura Matsuri Volunteer Coordinator
- Sakura Matsuri/Japan Bowl Public Relations Coordinator
General Application Information
To apply for an internship with the Japan-America Society, please complete the on-line application form, and include your cover letter listing when you would like to start and finish your internship and how many weeks, and a resume listing all relevant academic and work experience, language ability, and other special skills. After completing the on-line application form, please e-mail a copy of your resume and cover letter (in PDF format[www.pdf995.com]) to jaswdc[AT]us-japan.org.
JASW Internship Program
The Japan-America Society of Washington DC
1819 L Street, NW, 1B Level
Washington, DC 20036
/or/ fax it to 202-833-2456
Among the skills and background we look for:
- Good oral and written communication skills and a motivated attitude
- Academic concentration in Japanese and/or Asian Studies; Japanese Society and Culture; International Business and Finance; International Affairs; Management; or Business or Public Administration (Please note, JASW is not a think tank)
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is required; knowledge of specialized software programs such as FileMaker Pro, Dreamweaver, QuickBooks, PhotoShop, etc. is desirable
- Prior work or volunteer experience, including in managing student activities and events
- Good Japanese language skills are desirable but not essential