Fall 2017 East Asia Japan Program Internship with the Stimson Center
Stimson's Japan Program closely examines developments relevant to U.S.-Japan security relations, as well as Japanese security policy and Japanese politics. The Japan Program staff produce research, including projects resulting in publications, and hold regular public seminars to engage the policy community in Washington and Tokyo in discussion on timely topics. The Japan Program also hosts Visiting Fellows annually from the Ministry of Defense, Self-Defense Forces, and universities in Japan for short-term research fellowships.
Responsibilities for the Japan Program intern include:
Provide high quality research and copyediting in support of current projects
Write reports on seminars
Assist in the coordination of program events
Track developments regarding Japanese politics, the U.S.-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 and Japanese 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
Although a successful candidate often is in an M.A. program, undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Preference may be given to those available 30+ hours per week. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and short (no more than 5 pages) writing sample as a single PDF.