Public Affairs Section
Embassy of Japan, Washington DC
The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC is seeking unpaid, part to full-time interns (12-35hrs/week) for Fall 2016. Internship start/end dates and hours are customized with the academic schedule of the chosen candidate.
The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC seeks to promote a better understanding of the Government of Japan’s public diplomacy efforts and policies, the strength and importance of the Japan-US relationship, as well as Japan’s culture and people. We strive to build bridges between the two cultures through highlighting our international and educational exchange, economic partnerships, and defense cooperation.
- Enrolled in a U.S. accredited university throughout duration of internship.
- Seeking a degree or certification in Public Diplomacy, Communications, Journalism, Design, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Asian American Studies or a related field.
- English: Fluent in speaking/reading/writing
- Excellent writing, public speaking, and organizational skills
- Superior interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to take initiative and work successfully both independently and in teams
- Ability to edit images would be preferred
- Interns are required to work at least 12 hours per week. Generally these hours are between 10am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.
- Interns must be available to begin and end the internship within a week or two of the specified Internship Term. See below for specific Internship Term information.
- Candidates must either (a) be eligible to receive credit for the internship, or (b) have the internship noted on their academic transcript.
- Candidates selected for an interview must have an in-person interview at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC during business hours.
Interns at the Embassy of Japan contribute to and participate in valuable public diplomacy and international relations programs by assisting diplomats and Embassy staff. Specific duties include:
- Drafting and editing content for the Embassy of Japan’s social media accounts
- Conducting research and reporting on topics of interest to the Embassy of Japan
- Creating resource materials to educate the American public on Japan’s public diplomacy efforts
- Creation of flyers and promotional materials through image editing and graphic design
- Assisting Japanese diplomats and Embassy staff with public outreach
The application language is English
Applications are only accepted during the specified dates below:
1. Internship Term Application Period
Fall 2016 (mid September - early/mid December) August 5, 2016 - August 19, 2016
2. Email your resume and cover letter as a PDF file to the Public Affairs Section at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the high volume of applications received, consideration of your application cannot be guaranteed if the submission instructions are not properly followed. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
3. Interviews will take place the week following the application deadline. Candidates chosen to be interviewed must submit all of the following documents at their interview:
- 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 (2 copies)
- Copy of Passport(s) (2 copies)
- Copy of Driver’s License (2 copies)
- College Transcript - unofficial transcripts are acceptable
- Recommendation Letter from the Dean, Department Head, or Student Advisor
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