Internship opportunities

The Asian Studies Department has several organized internships for Asian Studies, Chinese and Japanese majors. Students are also welcome to find their own internship opportunities in Asia, and are encouraged to check with the Piper Center  for more information.

Scholarships for internships are currently available through the Piper Center, the Hayman Fund and  the Henry Luce Foundation, which supports internships in language or research.

Application and Guidelines for Summer Internships 2018 (Deadline: 11:59 p.m., March 12, 2018)

Internships in Japan

  • Education First—Shibuya, Tokyo. (TWO POSITIONS) This international company arranges in-country programs for high school and college students. Our student interns will be working as part of a marketing team to promote cross-cultural learning and study abroad programs to high school and college students. Interns may provide brush-up English lessons to returning students. They may be responsible for planning a cross-cultural event for college students. In the past, EF provided 40,000 yen (appx. $400) toward housing support, and work-related transportation costs, including between your apartment & EF Shibuya Office. (see:
    Personalities/attributes that they look for: Outgoing, independent, reliable, flexible, and organized students who can speak about study abroad experience positively; someone who can take care of oneself in living and working in Tokyo;
  • Joy English Academy Obihiro, Hokkaido. (ONE POSITION) This is a small but well-known English language school in Obihiro. Mr. Urashima, the owner/president, is a charismatic figure in the field of English language teaching in Japan. (See the list of his publication!) Our student intern will participate in teaching English to children and young adults. The intern will live in a house provided by the Academy with full utilities with NO PAY, with a home stay option on weekends. (see:
    Personalities/attributes that they look for: Outgoing, self-sufficient, flexible, organized, and compassionate student who is interested in teaching English as a foreign language; someone who can appreciate living in a small city in Hokkaido.