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Japan Society Corporate Partnerships Intern

The intern will work directly with the Corporate Partnerships office and learn how fundraising is accomplished through research and communication. This internship will grant the opportunity to learn how to navigate and use a non-profit database and provides the chance to attend Business & Policy programs and other special events.

Note: Japan Society’s fall 2022 internship program gives interns the opportunity to choose whether to work in our office in a hybrid capacity, or on an offsite fully remote basis.

The intern will assist with various tasks including, but not limited to:
• Monitoring corporate member company news and announcements to help corporate partnerships office identify upgrade opportunities and at-risk membership.
• Assisting in the development of Corporate Membership and Sponsorship marketing materials.
• Preparing Corporate Membership thank you letters and renewal materials.
• Facilitating in updating donor database.
• Providing help at various programs (evening lectures, luncheons, etc.), and other Japan Society special events (gallery openings, receptions, monthly anime series, etc.).
• Completing general administrative tasks as needed.

• Undergraduate or graduate students focusing on marketing, business, international relations, political science, Asian Studies, communications, or related field.
• Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Excellent communication, writing, and customer service skills.
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office suite.
• Previous experience in research, proofreading, and editing.
• Demonstrated interest in non-profits, business, and Japanese culture a plus.
• Full Proficiency in Japanese language, a plus.

Time frame and details:
• Late August to end of December (option to extend to spring available). • Require a 16–20-hour commitment (2-3 days) per week.

Learning/professional opportunities:
• Gain first-hand experience in non-profit fundraising and research.
• Deepen understanding of Japanese business and culture.
• Earn academic credit (if approved by your college/university).
• Receive a recommendation letter from the supervising team member (upon request after successful completion of internship).

Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes a diverse workforce.