Human Resources Summer Intern

Academic Credits





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 Human Resources Department seeks a summer intern to assist with staff and intern recruitment, coordination of the summer intern program, time and attendance tracking, database management, benefits administration, and employee communications. The internship will provide a hands-on experience in human resource management and nonprofit administration at one of New York City’s leading cultural organizations.


·        Place recruitment advertising for staff and intern positions

·        Screen resumes, and liaison with applicants and hiring managers

·        Help coordinate summer intern program and in-service trainings

·        Prepare and organize personnel files

·        Manage time and attendance tracking system and produce reports

·        Maintain and update human resources database, telephone lists, and organizational chart

·        Participate in benefits administration by reconciling billing statements

·        Produce employee communications



·        College or graduate student majoring in psychology, sociology, social work, business, organizational psychology or related field

·        Interest in human resources management

·        Excellent interpersonal skills

·        Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

·        Must be well organized and detail-oriented

·        Interest in arts and culture and/or Japanese culture a plus


Dates of Summer Internship & Time Commitment:

  • June 4th-Auguat 9th, 2018
  • 2-3 days per week, Monday-Thursday




Learning Opportunities:

·        Obtain basic knowledge of human resources management

·        Acquire staff recruitment skills and experience including writing and placing recruitment advertisement

·        Develop and implement intern programs

·        Increase database management and analysis skills

·        Advance writing and communication skills

·        Learn about Japanese arts and culture


To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Please indicate “Human Resources 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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