Internship/Fellowship: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies

Internship/Fellowship for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies

Temple University, Japan Campus
The Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is currently accepting applications for its summer internship/fellowship program.

Temple University is a large, well-known, highly respected comprehensive public research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The university’s Japan Campus, located in central Tokyo, is the oldest and largest American university in Japan.  In addition to its core undergraduate program with over one thousand students, TUJ offers graduate programs in law, business, and education.

The Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) serves as TUJ’s think tank. Besides its research activities, ICAS hosts numerous public lectures and academic symposia, and has affiliated adjunct fellows in Japan and overseas.

Since 2007, ICAS has hosted summer Interns/fellows from various universities across the world. These summer internships/fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students offer a unique opportunity to spend a productive summer in Tokyo. The basic features of the program are summarized below.

ICAS Internship/Fellowship Program Summary  (25 May – 24 July 2017)

Interns/fellows will work as unpaid research associates with faculty members in collaborative research projects, help with the production of ICAS related events, or work on special projects with TUJ administrators.

For students who have their own research project (such as writing a senior undergraduate or MA thesis), programs may be devised that suit their interests while contributing to the research activities of TUJ faculty.

Interns/fellows will participate in seminars and discussion groups (inside and outside TUJ), visits to embassies, media, businesses, museums and other interesting sights in and around Tokyo. They will also be provided with networking opportunities in the professional communities of Japanese academia and government, and can participate in tours and other activities within Tokyo and across Japan, which TUJ organizes for its own students. Previous interns have described their experiences with ICAS as rich and stimulating.

More details about the program can be found on the ICAS Internship/Fellowship webpage.  Interested students are encouraged to contact ICAS at

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