The Asian Studies Department has organized internships for Asian Studies majors in Taiwan and Japan at the following organizations. Students should check with the Piper Center for more information.
Scholarships for internships are available through the Piper Center and the Henry Luce Foundation, which supports internships in language or research.
Internships in Japan
- EducationFirst—Shibuya, Tokyo. This international company arranges in-country programs for high school and college students. Intern will be working as part of a marketing team to promote cross-cultural learning and study abroad programs to high school and college students. They will also be responsible for planning a cross-cultural event for college students. Housing support of approximately $400/month and work-related transportation expenses will be provided. (see: www.ef.com)
- Japanime—Nishi-Kawaguchi, Tokyo. Small-scale development, design, production and marketing firm that creates manga and anime-related education materials. Intern pays $350 weekly rent to live with the owner’s family on site. Opportunity for interaction with artists, designers and technology specialists.
- Joy English Academy—Obihiro, Hokkaido. The intern will participate in teaching English to children and young adults. The intern will live independently without cost in a house provided by the Academy with a home stay option on weekends. (see: www.joyworld.com/english)
Internship in Taiwan
- Kingcar Education Foundation—Taipei. Established in late 1980s the organization’s main work is to create co-curricular educational opportunities for youth. Intern will be involved in ‘summer camp-type’ activities in and around Taipei. (see: www.kingcar.org.tw)