Corporate Giving Summer Intern

Academic Credits


Hours per week

16-20 hours (2-2.5 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.


The Corporate Giving Intern will work directly with the Corporate Giving team and gain valuable knowledge of the corporate fundraising sector. This internship will provide the opportunity to learn how to use Raiser’s Edge (non-profit fundraising software) plus the chance to attend Business & Policy programs and/or special events. Interns will acquire knowledge of non-profit fundraising and prepare communications for prospective corporate members.


  • Provide detailed research on current/prospective donor companies
  • Assist at Business & Policy programs and/or special events (Young Professionals Network, Gallery openings)
  • Prepare correspondence for current/prospective donor companies
  • Run reports from database and updating database periodically
  • Perform additional tasks and projects related to the day to day operations of the Corporate Giving Department



  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Detail-oriented and well organized with ability to research on donor companies
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently
  • Team player to assist with Japan Society’s events
  • Basic computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word)
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekend for Business & Policy programs and/or special events
  • Interest in non-profits, business, and/or Japanese culture a plus


Dates of Summer Internship & Time Commitment:

·        June 4th-August 9th, 2018

·        16-20 hours (2-2.5 days) per week

·        Option to extend internship to fall semester


Learning Opportunities:

  • Gain first-hand experience in non-profit fundraising
  • Attend Business & Policy Programs (seminars for business executives)
  • Earn academic credit (if approved by your college/university)
  • Receive recommendation letter from Officer (upon request after successful completion of internship)

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