Educations & Family Programs Summer Intern

Academic Credits


Hours per week

2 days per week



Start Date


End Date



333 East 47th Street
New York
New York
United States



Japan Society is sponsoring a 10-week summer intern program from Monday, June 4th through Thursday, August 9th, 2018 for college and graduate students as well as recent graduates. The program offers part-time unpaid internships that provide a wide range of opportunities for participants to learn about non-profit administration in a cultural institution, obtain job market skills and experience, and gain an appreciation of Japanese history, arts and culture.


The Education & Family Programs Department seeks a part-time summer intern with a background in Education, Art Education, or East Asian Studies, and an interest in student and cultural exchange, family and teen programs, and child development. The summer internship program will give students the benefit to work with children and families to create and assist with education and family programs that will provide a meaningful, learning experience.



·     Assist with various social platform postings and research

·     Maintain a closed educational social networking site

·     Assist Education Department on the administration of an international student   

  exchange program

·     Provide support at family and teen programs

·     Engage in day-to-day administrative/office support



·     Knowledge of Japanese culture and fluency in English

·     Familiarity with or interest in K-12 or art education

·     Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills

·     Ability to work independently and dependently with others

·     Japanese language ability not necessary, but a strong plus


Dates of Summer Internship & Time Commitment:

·        June 4th-August 9th, 2018

·        2 days per week

·        Occasional help necessary during weekend programs


Learning Opportunities:

·     Experience best practice program models in education

·     Learn about child development and pedagogy in practice, and gain experience working with early childhood, family and teen audiences

·     Gain content knowledge on Japanese history and culture  



To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Please indicate “Education & Family Programs Intern” in email subject line.



While internships are unpaid, Japan Society values its interns and provides the following benefits:

  • Free or reduced-priced admission to Japan Society programs;
  • Free admission for intern and guest to New York City museums;
  • In-service training workshops for interns.



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



Founded in 1907, Japan Society in New York City presents sophisticated, topical and accessible experiences of Japanese art and culture, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, knowledge and innovation between the U.S. and Japan. More than 200 events annually encompass world-class exhibitions, dynamic classical and cutting-edge contemporary performing arts, film premieres and retrospectives, workshops and demonstrations, tastings, family activities, language classes, and a range of high-profile talks and expert panels that present open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. For more information, visit our website,

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