Sasakawa USA Programs Internship for Summer-Fall 2021
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of and strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Japan for the benefit of a free and open international community. Its activities mainly focus on security and diplomacy, through exchanges, dialogue, analysis, publications, and networking.
The Programs Intern will work for and be supervised by the Director of Programs and will support various aspects of the programs that Sasakawa USA implements. This includes, but is not limited to, preliminary research, preparation and editing of documents, upkeep of data sets, writing event recaps, and assisting with event logistics.
This position is open until filled and requires a time commitment of no more than 29 hours per week on a flexible schedule. An ideal candidate will work 20-25 hours per week. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis only until the position is filled. Therefore, it is highly encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.
This internship will start around late-June and is expected to last until the end of December.
Please note, all internships are currently remote due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Current graduate students OR recent graduates with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Japanese Studies, International Relations, Security and Foreign Affairs, Political Science, East Asian Studies, or a related field;
- Strong preference given to candidates with a demonstrated background in U.S.-Japan relations, Asia-Pacific security and defense, maritime security, or Pacific Islands;
- Excellent English-language writing, editing, and research skills;
- Japanese language ability a major plus;
- Knowledge of professional decorum in use of social media;
- Willingness to be proactive and take initiative;
- Ability to work well with a team;
- Strong computer skills including working knowledge of MS Office;
- Well-organized with attention to detail and willingness to learn new skillsets;
- Ability to carry out tasks independently while updating progress to a team;
- Authorization to work in the United States;
- Must reside in or around the Washington, DC Metro area.