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Internship, Japan Studies, Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Government & Politics
  • Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • You must be a student with a focus on Asia studies, have strong research skills, policy experience, and a deep interest in Japan. Proficiency in Japanese is preferred.
  • You will research Japan and Northeast Asia topics, assist with meeting logistics, and conduct primary source research in Japanese and English.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations or Asia Studies
  • All applicants should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework (not including AP classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship
  • Demonstrated background and interest in Japan
  • Strong research abilities
  • Policy and research oriented work experience is preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, general research skills in database both in English and Japanese
  • Ability to conduct research in Japanese is preferred, but not required

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research as requested by the research associate and/or senior fellow on a variety of topics including Japan and Northeast Asia political debates, security, economy, and energy
  • Assist in logistical support for meetings, including but not limited to preparing distribution materials, helping with guest check-in, and guiding visitors during roundtables and other departmental events, under the supervisor’s direct supervision
  • Perform primary source research in Japanese and English, as needed

FAQs

Is this internship paid?

Yes, CFR internships are paid.

What is the time commitment for this internship?

The internship requires a 14 - 18 hour commitment.

Can interns choose to work remotely?

Yes, interns can choose to work in a hybrid capacity or on an offsite fully remote basis.

What qualifications are required for this internship?

Qualifications include being an undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations or Asia Studies, completing the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework, a background and interest in Japan, strong research abilities, policy and research oriented work experience is preferred, strong Microsoft Office skills, and the ability to conduct research in Japanese is preferred but not required.

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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR's think tank is composed of more than fifty full-time and adjunct fellows who cover the major regions and significant issues shaping today's international agenda. CFR's website, www.cfr.org, is a trusted, nonpartisan source of timely analysis and context on international events and trends. CFR publishes the bimonthly Foreign Affairs magazine, widely-considered to be the most influential magazine for the analysis and debate of foreign policy and economics.