• Support USJC Educational programs including the Annual Conference, Regional Women in Leadership Series, TOMODACHI Initiative, Watanabe Endowed Scholarship and additional signature and regional programming as needed
  • TOMODACHI Initiative Programs support may include program development, coordinating with implementing partners, writing newsletter articles and raising visibility via social media
  • Participate in staff meetings to review programs and provide input on program development and implementation
  • Review current U.S.-Japan events and research around DC through online research and event attendance
  • Opportunities to support other departments -- communications, development, membership, finance, administration -- may be available or required



  • Opportunity to learn about leading U.S.-Japan relation issues that concern business, political and non-profit sector leaders today
  • Development of strategic marketing, research, and program development skills
  • Opportunity to be involved in development and relationship building events and activities in the Washington, DC area



  • Able to commit at least 22 hours a week (preference given to those who can work 3-5 days a week)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency (required)
  • Database management skill, especially with Salesforce (preferred)
  • Japanese language skills - intermediate/advanced/proficient (not required but viewed favorably)
  • Professional and positive attitude and ability to take initiative


How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample (no more than 2 pages) and completed application to: Please include “Programs 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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