Development Intern (Washington, DC)

The U.S.-Japan Council is seeking an intern (unpaid) for the Development team. The Development team’s job is to increase membership, sponsorship, and donations for the organization.

This is an excellent internship for those hoping to gain resume key word visibility in the digital and strategic marketing and/or non-profit development fields, with an international focus. Starting with Salesforce, which is a widely used program in both business and non-profit sales and marketing, there will be plenty of opportunities to earn hands-on experience in generating strategic reports used in digital marketing and development.



Support the Development Director and Coordinator through various projects including, but not limited to: 

  • Cleaning and maintaining data, and generating reports utilizing databases in Excel and Salesforce
  • Organizational support needed in preparation for USJC's upcoming Annual Conference in Silicon Valley, November 14-15, 2016
  • Research on $1+ billion companies with global reach including U.S.-Japan alliances



  • A patient, diplomatic demeanor
  • Flexibility and the ability to multi-task
  • A love of data analytics and reporting
  • Technologically savvy, proficient in Microsoft Office (especially with financial information in Excel)
  • Able to quickly learn new programs
  • Experience working in an office setting, Capitol Hill, or the Government
  • Native or near-native English ability, and some Japanese language or experience with Japan preferred

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample (no more than 2 pages) and completed application to: Please include “Development Intern” in the subject line. Your cover letter should include details of your availability (how many hours you are able to work and for how many weeks). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.


The U.S.-Japan Council is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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