Foundations & Government Relations 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 Foundation and Government Relations Department of Japan Society’s Development Division is seeking a graduate student summer intern for prospect research, grant writing, and grants administration.



·        Conduct prospect research for all Japan Society programs, including performing arts, visual art, film, and education to identify prospective foundation and government funding opportunities

·        Draft grant proposals, reports and related materials

·        Grants administration for current grant awards



·        Ph.D. or graduate student studying Arts Administration, Non-Profit Management or related field

·        Strong research and writing skills

·        Well organized and detail-oriented

·        Strong interest in non-profit development is required

·        Interest in or knowledge of Japanese arts and culture

·        Japanese language skills are not required but are a plus


Dates of Summer Internship & Time Commitment:

·        June 4th-August 9th, 2018

·        2 days per week


Learning Opportunities:

·        Opportunity to learn about non-profit fundraising, prospect research, grant writing and grants administration

·        Interns will work in a collegial and friendly work environment with the opportunity to attend cultural programs onsite


To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Please indicate “Foundation & Government Relations 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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