The Japan Forum on International Relations

How to Apply for Internship

As of April 6, 2009

1. Position


2. Duties

The intern will be required to assist secretarial staff and research fellows in their work at the think tank conducting research work and organizing international conferences, etc. in the field of foreign affairs and international relations.

3. Qualifications and Benefits

(a) All ages and nationalities are welcome, but the position is primarily aimed at students currently undertaking graduate or undergraduate courses in universities. In addition, applicants must be computer literate (Word, Excel, etc.) and have Japanese language ability equivalent to JLPT Level 2 or higher.
(b) The position is unpaid, but interns who work for the length of over four hours a day receive transportation costs (up to ¥2,000/day).
(c) At the end of their internship, interns are qualified to receive a "Certificate of Internship" certifying the number of credits earned by them with 1 unit of credit for every 48 hours of work. The Certificate will be signed by the President of JFIR.

4. Application Materials

Please fill out and post/fax the application sheet to the address below.

5. Selection Procedure

Upon receipt of the application sheet, JFIR will contact applicants concerning further details of the selection procedure. No phone inquiries please: any questions should be sent by fax or e-mail.

6. Address

Internship Applications
The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.
17-12-1301 Akasaka 2-Chome
Tokyo 107-0051
Fax 03-3589-5120