Internship Opportunities: Autumn Internship Programme, British Embassy Tokyo and British Consulate-General

We are recruiting for internships at the British Embassy Tokyo and British Consulate-General in Autumn 2015 to run for 14 weeks from 7 September – 11 December 2015.

The internships are designed for those who want to learn more about how an Embassy works. This includes learning how we help business and support British nationals living in Japan. It is ideal for those who wish to broaden their skills and experience in a real-world environment. The internships will provide you with a unique experience and in-depth understanding of the British Government’s work in business, and Economic Diplomacy (Science & Innovation/Climate Change & Energy/Economic & Trade Policy).

To find out more about the kind of work we do for business, please see

The closing date for applications is 10:00 on Friday 10 July 2015 (Japan Time)

Please note that each role is part time up to a maximum of 28 hours per week (hours to be agreed on appointment).

Available positions

Four positions are available in the British Embassy Tokyo. The roles are:

1. Marketing Assistant – UK Exporters: Content Creation & Communications (Ref/01) – English only required

2. Marketing Assistant – Japanese Investors (Ref/02)

3. Research Assistant – Strategic Trade Team (Ref/03)

4. Research Assistant – Economic Diplomacy (Science & Innovation/Climate Change & Energy/Economic & Trade Policy) (Ref/04)

5. Research Assistant – British Consulate-General Osaka (Ref/05)

The detailed Job descriptions for each of these roles and the language requirements are below.

Who are we looking for? The successful candidates for all four positions will be enthusiastic, quick learners with the ability to work with minimum oversight and challenge the status quo. Candidates should be looking to stretch themselves in a new environment. A proven ability to undertake research work is an advantage for all positions, along with strong oral and written communication and IT skills. We will consider applications from those both with and without formal work experience. The work is likely to involve a mixture of policy and administrative tasks.

Full details on British Embassy site. PDF  | Web page with job application

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