Talks+ Summer Intern




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 Talks+ Program examines vital issues and themes in modern Japanese art, culture and design. Programming is designed to inform and to provide a gateway through which Americans can appreciate the global influence of Japan’s culture and its many trend-defining artisans. Summer interns will assist program staff with researching, planning, promoting and managing Talks+ events.


  • Use creativity to create innovative event promotion and outreach campaigns
  • Help manage Talks+ Program’s social media presence
  • Assist program staff at public events, including reception and will call table
  • Assist with program research as needed
  • Organize files and materials on programs and speakers
  • Handle administrative tasks as needed



  • Interest in and knowledge of Japanese culture and cultural trends
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (image and publishing software is a plus)
  • Superior organizational skills, with ability to keep track of many details at once
  • Ability to work with a variety of people and different projects
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with Japanese language and customs is a plus
  • Innovative, self-starter


Dates of Summer Internship & Time Commitment:

  • June 4th-August 9th, 2018
  • 2 days a week within office (10:30am - 5:00pm)
  • 2 or 3 evening programs held in June (5:30 – 8:30pm)  


Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn firsthand about the people, issues and cultural trends that are of interest and relevance to Japanese and Japan enthusiasts in New York
  • Discover how non-profit organizations are structured and run from day to day
  • Gain experience in the back-office tasks of ongoing program development and execution
  • Conduct research on current cultural trends and leading artists as needed


  • Learn social media management and event marketing



To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Please indicate “Talks+ 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,


How To Apply