Mar 26

Internship: Ashinaga Japan Internship Program (Tokyo, Japan)

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Position: Internship Opportunities
Posted by: Ashinaga
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here are internships passed along to us directly from Ashinaga: 

The Ashinaga Internship Program began in 2013 as an English teaching program for students in Japan and Uganda, which enabled interns to acquire the problem-solving skills and adaptability needed in multicultural environments.
Since then, our program has grown to encompass a variety of departments and functions. Interns now have the ability to choose between a number of different fields within the organization and we hope that by tapping the minds of intellectuals from all over the world we’ll be able to turn Ashinaga into an all-embracing, international NGO. To date we have had interns from over 50 global universities in several dozen countries.
We invite you to join us on our journey!
Ashinaga Japan Internships
Japan-based interns work a variety of different teams at our HQ in Tokyo or our Tokyo or Kobe Kokoro-juku dormitories. Interns work five times a week and are guided through their projects by a dedicated team supervisor, simultaneously gaining transferable skills and an insight into working at an international NGO.
Interns live in the Tokyo Kokoro-Juku or Kobe Kokoro-Juku dormitories, where they can see the real-world impact their work has whilst fostering invaluable relationships with Ashinaga scholars from Japan and sub-Saharan Africa.
In addition to general team-based projects, interns will participate in our Tohoku Program. This program will allow interns to visit our Sendai Rainbow House facility, tour areas affected by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, hear testimonials from those affected, and see the reconstruction efforts in the region first-hand.

  1. The scholars you will have the possibility to work with are mainly university or soon-to-be university students.
  2. You do not need to be a current student to apply!
  3. For all non-native English speaking applicants, a TOEFL 100 or IELTS score of 7.5 or above (level of proficiency) is required (some positions require a higher level of proficiency). English language proficiency will be tested during the interview process.

Program Benefits

  • Economy Class Roundtrip Airfare (organized by Ashinaga)
  • Accommodation in Japan (in shared dormitory rooms at Ashinaga facilities)
  • Daily Light Breakfast & Dinner (at Ashinaga facilities)
  • Weekly Stipend (7,000yen/week)
  • Work-related travel expenses
  • Data SIM-card
Interns must provide and purchase their own travel insurance for the duration of the internship.
Duration and Terms
Fall: September 28 to December 4, 2020 (10 weeks)
  • Arrival: September 26th or 27th
  • Departure: December 5th or 6th
Winter: January 25 to March 19, 2021 (8 weeks)
  • Arrival: January 23rd or 24th
  • Departure: March 20th or 21st
Application Deadlines
Applications Open: March 15, 2020 at 9 am JST
  • Fall: June 15, 2020
  • Winter: September 30, 2020
Application Process: Please apply here: Please check our website for more information:
This is an unpaid internship, but we provide the above benefits. This may be a good transition for JETs looking for experience with an NGO. We also have several former interns and JET alumni working at Ashinaga.

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