Database Management Summer Intern

Academic Credits


Hours per week

2 or more days



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.


Japan Society’s Information Technology Department is seeking a summer intern to assist with day to day operations of managing the organization’s database, conduct with data analysis, and maintain stability of the database system. Interns will learn how to use various software packages designed for nonprofit fundraising and event ticketing, and acquire knowledge and experience in data analysis.



  • Monitor the day to day operations of Japan Society’s databases: Raiser’s Edge (RE), Standing Room Only 4 (SRO4), and NetCommunity.
  • Work closely with different departments on creating queries, imports, and exports of data for analytical reports
  • Consistently check the day-to-day integrity of database and database procedures; identifying and eliminating duplicate records
  • Maintain corporate and individual relationship links in Raiser’s Edge and SRO4
  • Batch importing data to maintain data accuracy over a large number of records
  • Assist with all general database maintenance (cleaning obsolete queries, maintaining records according to style guides, accurately updating information on all records)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Database Administrator



  • College or graduate student or recent graduate with an advanced level of understanding of logic and math
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with database concepts
  • Ability to conduct research into data issues
  • Must be willing to learn new computer programs and technology
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills, and a calm demeanor required.
  • A quick learner who is detail-oriented, flexible, and computer-savvy will succeed best in this internship


Dates of Summer Internship & Time Commitment:

  • June 4th-August 9th, 2018
  • 2 or more days per week, hours negotiable

Learning Opportunities:

  • Get hands-on experience of using and managing a database of over 150,000+ records, all the while learning how to extensively use Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.
  • Learn how to analyze large amounts of data via various database reports from Raiser’s Edge. (With a dash of Excel thrown in for good measure) 
  • Hone investigative skills when tracking down records, queries, duplicates, and errors within database. 
  • Practice good maintenance habits, useful for record-keeping and keeping a synced data ecosystem running.


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