Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Internship Opening: Embassy of Japan

Science Researcher at the Embassy of Japan

The Embassy of Japan is seeking an individual for the position of Science Researcher. The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Green Card holder.

Work Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Conduct daily news and press release monitoring of science and technology (S&T) and nuclear energy policy issues relevant to the portfolios of the Science Section diplomats.
  • Write memos on S&T and nuclear energy conferences, lectures, Congressional hearings and S&T/nuclear policy developments, as well as medium and long-term research reports upon request.
  • Provide English editing services to the Science Section staff.
  • Assist with coordination and implementation of events hosted by the Science Section.
  • Provide logistical assistance for business trips to U.S. science and nuclear facilities by diplomats and visiting delegates.
  • Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate.
NOTE: The main focus is on information gathering rather than independent “policy research”.

  • Fluent in English and proficient in Japanese.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working in a Japanese office preferred.
  • Knowledge about the U.S. legislative and budget processes preferred.
  • Background or work experience in S&T and/or nuclear policy preferred.
How to apply

Please submit your resume/CV with cover letter as soon as possible.
Application will be closed when we receive applications from qualified candidates.

By Mail:

Attn: Science Section
Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
By E-mail: sciencerecruit2012@ws.mofa.go.jp

 * Inquiries will not be answered by phone or in person. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

1 comment:

  1. The opportunity is really pleasing but the candidate is not good in Japanese language. He is still learning it. Can he apply for the post? Also, what is the stipend? Waiting for an urgent response.

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