Oct 4

Job: JET Application Processing Staff – Embassy of Japan (Washington, D.C.)

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Position: JET Application Processing Staff
Posted by: Embassy of Japan (JET Program)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Contract: Full or Part-Time (Temporary)

2016 Processing staff

The JET Program Office at the Embassy of Japan is seeking application processing staff members for its fall 2017 processing season. Processing staff will have the opportunity to learn more about the JET Program from the inside, meet JET alumni, and become more involved with the JETAA and U.S.-Japan communities in D.C.

This is a temporary position lasting from early/mid-November to late December 2017 or early January 2018. Please find more information about the position below:


  • Checking application materials for completeness; sorting and filing applications
  • Data entry and preparation of application materials for review
  • Responding to inquiries from applicants
  • Occasional creation of social media posts


  • Staff will work in the JET Program Office at the Embassy of Japan (2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008).
  • Working hours are MondayFriday from 9:30AM to 5:00PM. Full-time staff are desirable but working hours are flexible within these times.
  • Orientation and beginning of contract period will be early/mid-November.
  • Salary will be $12.00/hr.
  • As a temporary position, health insurance and benefits are not offered.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have proper authorization to seek employment in the U.S.
  • Must be ineligible for OR not intending to apply for participation on the 2018 and 2019 JET Program
  • Native or near-native English proficiency
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to sit for long periods of time and focus while performing repetitive tasks
  • Former JET Program participants are strongly preferred


  • Email your resume to jetprogram@ws.mofa.go.jp by Tuesday, October 31st. 
    • Enter “2017 JET Application Processing” as the subject line
  • Include the following information in the body of the email:
    • Available start date
    • Weekly availability (which days per week and full day/morning only/afternoon only availability)
    • Availability to work additional hours after 5:00PM if necessary (paid)
    • Notice of any required days off (if known at time of application)
    • Preferred contact phone number



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