Internship at Washington DC embassy of Japan

images The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan is seeking unpaid, part- to full-time interns (12-35hrs/week) for the 2010 summer term. Internship start date and hours are customized with the academic schedule of the chosen candidate.

The JICC is the cultural and public affairs section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. Our primary role is to promote better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information, educational services, and programs to the public. We strive to build bridges between cultures through various activities, such as film screenings, art exhibitions, an online newsletter, and school programs. For more information on the JICC, visit

The JICC is the gateway to connect the American public to Japan and the interns are an integral part of our efforts. Please share this great opportunity with your students!Application materials are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, May 14th. Therefore, applicants are highly encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the position.

Internship Qualifications and Requirements:


· Enrolled in a four-year degree program and have at least two years of undergraduate study completed. Graduate students may also apply.

· Major in International Studies, Japanese Studies, Asian American Studies, Public Diplomacy, Political Science, or a related field.


· English: Proficient to fluent in speaking/reading/writing

· Japanese: Proficient to fluent in speaking/reading/writing

· Excellent writing, computer, and organizational skills


· Interns are required to work at least 12 hours per week. Generally these hours are done between 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. On occasion, interns are asked to work evening/weekend events.


· This position is open to Japanese and American Citizens.

· Candidates must be available to interview in Washington, DC during business hours.

· Candidates must either (a) be eligible to receive credit for the internship, or (b) have the internship noted on their academic transcript.

Intern Job Description:

Interns at the JICC contribute to and participate in valuable cultural and international relations programs and events by assisting diplomats and public relations professionals. Specific duties include:

· Conducting research and compiling data to maintain and expand the JICC database

· Participating in the JICC School Program, a cultural presentation about Japan for local schoolchildren and students

· Preparing for and assisting with events

· Assisting Japanese diplomats and JICC staff

Application Process:

The application language is English. All documents listed below are required. Please ensure that you are able to provide each of these documents.

1. Submit your resume and cover letter to or by mail to:

Ms. Shanti Shoji (Intern Application)
Japan Information & Culture Center
Embassy of Japan
1155 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

2. Candidates chosen to be interviewed will be asked to submit the following documents in a timely manner:

· Document(s) certifying that the intern candidate will either (a) receive credit, or (b) have the internship noted on their academic transcript

· Copy of Student ID

· Copy of Passport

· Copy of U.S. Student Visa (Japanese students only)

· College Transcript – unofficial transcripts are acceptable

· Recommendation Letter from the Dean, Department Head, or Student Advisor

If you have any questions, please contact the Internship Coordinator, Shanti Shoji, .


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