Jan 28

Job: Internship at Japan Society (NY)

Thanks to JET alum Lana Kitcher for passing on this internship opportunity (unpaid) at Japan Society in NY which happens to be in the department where she works.  A great way to get a foot in the door at Japan Society. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Individual Giving Intern


Japan Society’s Development office seeks a spring 2014 intern to assist with daily operations related to Individual Giving. Working with the Director of Individual Giving and Individual Giving Associate, this is an excellent opportunity to gain firsthand experience in individual fundraising at an internationally-recognized nonprofit cultural organization with a distinguished history of more than 100 years.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Printing and mailing membership gift acknowledgment letters and cards
  • Assisting with membership renewals each month, including the printing, mailing, copying and filing of all high-level gift renewals
  • Fulfilling membership benefits such as catalogue distribution, ticket offers and gallery passes
  • Providing staffing support at various Society events
  • Processing and mailing matching gift applications
  • Conducting research and identifying new prospects; helping produce donor reports
  • Assisting with donor-recognition and cultivation events, and the 2014 Japan Society Gallery Auction
  • Assisting with the administration of Japan Earthquake Relief Fund gifts
  • Completing general administrative tasks as needed


Applicants should be extremely organized and detail-oriented, and must be a dependable team player who can excel in a busy office environment. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.


This is an unpaid internship, and we ask for a commitment of 20 hours per week from March through May 2014.  The qualified intern may extend the internship through summer 2014. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to membership @ japansociety.org No phone calls please.

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