Thursday, September 29, 2016

Internship: Japan Research

Research Program Internship
 Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
Hourly wage: $11.50
20-35 hours/week
Washington, D.C.

DEADLINE: October 7, 2016

Research Program Internship - Paid
Fall 2016

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, American institution located in Washington, D.C. and devoted to research, analysis, and better understanding of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Research programs focus on security, economics, business, trade, cybersecurity, and other common challenges.
The Research Program Intern will assist with fellows research, event logistics, publication distribution, contact database management, program development, and other administrative tasks as needed.
This position requires a time commitment of about 20-35 hours per week on a flexible schedule. Sasakawa USA will pay the Research Program Intern $11.50/hour. The Research Program Intern tasks will be tailored to individual experience and research interests. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 7, 2016.
The Research Program Internship will start in late October and last until December with the possibility of an extension.

  • Attend and produce reports on conferences, meetings, and other programs through Sasakawa USA and affiliated organizations
  • Perform research on select U.S. - Japan and US- Asia issues and new programs
  • Event planning/ logistics (RSVP managment, invitations, site visits, etc)
  • Other responsibilities as needed
Preferred Skills
  • Current students in or graduate of Master Degree program in Japanese Studies or related field
  • Event planning experience
  • Knowledge of Constant Contact or other email contact management system
  • Japanese reading and writing ability (N3 or better)
  • Japanese-to-English translation experience
  • Current student in or graduate of Bachelor Degree in trade, foreign and defense policy with a focus on Asia or related field (Political Science, International Relations, East Asian Studies, History, etc.)
  • Demonstrated interest in the U.S.-Japan relationship as part of regional and global issues, China & Korea and/or S.E. Asia preferred
  • Experience in media related issues, ideally the interaction of media and policy makers
  • Residence in or around the Washington metropolitan area.
  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Google Drive, and Windows
  • Excellent English language writing, editing, and research skills
  • Ability to carry out tasks independently while working under a fellow with his specific projects, including research for book examining media/policy maker relations
  • Professional, can do, will do attitude
  • Flexible schedule
  • Authorization to work in the United States

Application Process
DEADLINE:October 7, 2016
To apply, please send resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample to Brian Graf at Sasakawa USA. Cover letter should detail your interest in Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, how your past experience relates to the above responsibilities, and your dates of availability. Include your name and title "Research Intern" in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 7, 2016.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.


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