• Update the website with news, events and other information
  • Write or edit press releases, articles or other items
  • Assist with the USJC e-newsletter
  • Assist with periodic publications (e.g. Annual Report, Annual Conference program) and presentations
  • Edit photos and upload them to web or USJC Flickr page
  • Support events, especially in the communications aspect (taking photos or videos, reporting for the newsletter)
  • Support communications and marketing efforts related to the TOMODACHI Initiative
  • Post and monitor activity on USJC social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Support Communications staff with other needs as requested



  • Solid writing and editing skills in English
  • Interest in U.S.-Japan relations
  • Interest in media and communications (major/concentration in English Literature, Journalism, Communications, Media Studies and related fields a strong plus)
  • Microsoft Office and Google application skills (Word, Excel, Publisher, Google documents, analytics, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with attention to detail
  • Ability to think strategically about how best to reach various audiences
  • Must be U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Experience using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms for professional purposes (preferred)
  • Some knowledge of HTML; experience writing for the web using Content Management Systems (preferred)
  • Some internship or work experience in communications capacity (preferred)
  • Experience with graphic design software such as Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop (preferred)
  • Some ability to read and write Japanese (preferred)
  • Ability to create digital content, including webpages and videos (preferred)
  • Affinity for photography (preferred)



We would like the candidate to work 3-5 days a week.


How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample (no more than 2 pages) and completed application to: Please include “Communications Intern” in the subject line.

U.S.-Japan Council