The U.S.-Japan Council is seeking an intern for our Washington, DC office. The intern would provide support for programs and communications on a part-time or full-time basis.  

This is an excellent internship for those hoping to gain experience in the programmatic, digital and strategic marketing and/or nonprofit fields. USJC’s internship program offers outstanding opportunities for college students, graduate students and graduates who are interested in U.S.-Japan relations. 

In general, the intern’s duties will consist of program and event coordination and support, website/social media support, organization and attendance at special events, outreach and communication, writing and translation (if able). 

We are looking for an intern who can support program reporting and program implementation. For program reports, we seek someone who can do data compilation and analysis as well as edit documents/reports in English. For program implementation, we are looking for someone who can offer material and logistical support for a portfolio of TOMODACHI Initiative programs. Duties may be tailored to the intern’s interests. 

All internships are unpaid. Minimum length of internship is one semester. 


  • A patient, diplomatic demeanor
  • Flexibility and the ability to multi-task
  • Technologically savvy, proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel and any data analysis software)
  • Able to quickly learn new programs
  • Experience working in an office setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Native or near-native English, some Japanese language or experience with Japan preferred

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and completed application to: [email protected]. Please include “Washington, DC 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.