Friday, January 15, 2016

Japan Program Summer Internship with the Stimson Center

Stimson's Japan program closely examines developments relevant to US-Japan security relations, as well as Japanese security policy and Japanese politics. The Japan program also regularly hosts Visiting Fellows not only from Japan Ministry of Defense and Japan Self-Defense Forces, but also from universities in Japan, for a short-term fellowship.

Internships are unpaid.


Responsibilities for the Japan program intern include:
  • Provide high quality copy editing and research to program staff
  • Write reports on seminars
  • Assist in the coordination of program events
  • Track developments regarding Japanese politics, the US-Japan alliance, changes in the Northeast Asian region, and Japan's relations with its neighbors


Generally, a strong candidate for this position will have:
  • A strong interest in East Asian security and political issues
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality work in both research and administrative tasks
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing skills
  • A record of academic excellence
  • Although not required, some proficiency in Japanese is strongly recommended, as the successful intern frequently interacts with Visiting Fellows from Japan, who often require communication in Japanese

Full-time interns are highly preferred.

Apply here by February 12.