Jun 7

Fellowship: Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program – Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Washington, DC)

Program: Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program
Posted by: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Neave Denny (Okinawa-ken, 2010-2013) for passing along the attached opportunity at her institution.

Inaugurated in May 2013, the Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program is a critical element of the Reischauer Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. It is designed to support the Center’s various research initiatives, while also providing recent undergraduate or graduate students with broad practical experience regarding the public and private sector analysis process. Fellowships are paid and tenable for one academic year beginning in August 2023 with the potential for renewal for an additional year.

More information about our activities can be found on the Reischauer Center’s website and Facebook page. Please direct any questions about the position or application process to the Research and Program Coordinator at reischauer@jhu.edu.

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Jul 19

Job: Paid Fellowship Opportunity – The Carter Center (Atlanta, GA, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

Position: Paid Fellowship
Posted by:
The Carter Center
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Contract: Full-Time; Must be a Japanese National

Here’s a paid fellowship passed along to us by a JET alumna who wishes to remain anonymous. Please note that this is for a Japanese national. The alumna’s hoping the greater JET alumni community might know quality Japanese nationals to apply for this fellowship:

YKK Corporation’s educational foundation, The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, is currently seeking a Japanese national to participate in a 9-12 month paid fellowship at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter, The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization committed to improving human rights, alleviating human suffering, preventing and resolving conflicts, enhancing freedom and democracy, and improving health. 

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Jan 16

Job: Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship at Pacific Forum (Honolulu)

Thanks to AJET’s Sarah Stout and Kay Makishi for passing on this JET-relevant opportunity. 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.


Each year, an independent committee of six experts – three each from the United States and Japan — selects one outstanding Japanese and one outstanding US citizen to be a resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Pacific Forum’s Honolulu office. This prestigious fellowship opportunity supports a mid-career academic or professional by providing the cost-of-living and institutional support to allow him or her to explore a security-related issue that concerns the alliance. Fellows are provided with the following: Read More

Sep 11

Job: Numerous Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities at East-West Center (Hawaii)

Thanks to Ariel Wyckoff for passing along these interesting opportunities which may be of interest to JET alumni! 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.



East-West Center is happy to announce the following opportunities for study and scholarships for the 2014 Academic Year:


Type of study: An opportunity for graduate students to participate in the residential, educational, leadership development and cultural programs at the East-West Center while pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Hawai’i.
Eligibility: Full-time graduate student status at the University of Hawai’i, or participation in a UH graduate exchange program; Open to students from all countries
Provisions: Discounted housing rate in EWC residence halls; Eligible for competitive EWC field study/travel grant awards
Application deadlines: November 1 for Spring 2014 start; April 4 and June 2 for Fall 2014 start.

Type of study: An opportunity for graduate students from universities around the world to have a short-term affiliation with the Center while working on research for a thesis or dissertation related to the Asia Pacific region, and to participate in the Center’s residential and educational programs.
Eligibility: Graduate students from universities world-wide
Application deadline: Received year-round

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Jun 21

Job: CFR 2013-2014 International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.

Thanks to JET Alum Yi Tan for sharing this very JET-relevant  job listing.  Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Job Position: CFR 2013-2014 International Affairs Fellowship
Posted By: Council on Foreign Relations
Location: Japan
Position: Contract – Between three and twelve months
Salary: Stipend awarded
Hour: N/A

Job Description:

Founded in 1997, the International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. In cooperation with CFR, the program’s sponsor, Hitachi, Ltd., assists fellows in finding suitable host organizations in Japan.

The IAF-J is only open to U.S. citizens between the ages of twenty-seven and forty-five. The program is intended primarily for those without substantial prior experience in Japan, although the selection committee has made exceptions when it considered that the fellowship would allow an individual to add a significant new dimension to his or her career. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement.

Fellows are selected on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments and promise, the merits and feasibility of their specific research or action proposals, character and personal qualities conducive to promoting cross-cultural communication and cooperation, and the contribution that the proposed research or professional activity will make to the applicant’s individual career development.

The selection process is highly competitive. CFR’s Fellowship Affairs Office processes the applications, and the IAF-J selection committee reviews all applications to identify the most promising candidates. About one-third of the most qualified applicants are selected as finalists to be interviewed by several IAF-J selection committee members. Based on the overall application and the results of the interviews, the selection committee chooses approximately three to five finalists to be fellows.

The duration of the fellowship is between three and twelve months. The program awards a stipend in yen which covers travel and living expenses in Japan. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

If you are interested in the fellowship, please contact fellowships@cfr.org or 212.434.9740. For more information, please visit www.cfr.org/fellowships.


Apr 19

Job: Senior Program Assistant – Abe Fellowship Program, Japan Program (Tokyo Office) 04.19.12

Thanks to JETAA NY member (JETAA NJ subchapter rep) Fernando Rojas for sharing the below job listing.  Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
***Previously posted on JETwit but the search continues…

***Note: If you apply for this position, please let them know you learned of it from JETwit. Thanks.***


Job Position: Senior Program Assistant – Abe Fellowship Program, Japan Program (Tokyo Office)


The SSRC seeks a Senior Program Assistant for its Tokyo office. This hire would be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Abe Fellowship Program under the supervision of the Program Manager in the Tokyo Office. The Abe Fellowship Program encourages international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program fosters the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics and willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network. In partnership with the SSRC, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) established the Abe Fellowship Program as its flagship program in 1991. Read More

Jan 27

Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs

Stephanie Boegeman (ALT, Akita-ken, 2006-09) gets her kicks from finding fun crazy ways to see the world and getting paid to do it. She is constantly in search of job, internship, and travel ideas to add to her site Playing With Hire, in the hopes that more JET alumni and like-minded souls join her in her quest to find creative, inspiring, and unique ways to make ends meet.

Those of you with big ideas on how to change the world for the better may want to investigate the Shuttleworth program, which supports social innovation. The award is the equivalent of a year’s salary, plus a travel allowance. The next proposal review is in June. More details on the program can be found here.

Dec 15

Boren Awards for International Language Study

Stephanie Boegeman (ALT, Akita-ken, 2006-09) gets her kicks from finding fun crazy ways to see the world and getting paid to do it. She is constantly in search of job, internship, and travel ideas to add to her site Playing With Hire, in the hopes that more JET alumni and like-minded souls join her in her quest to find creative, inspiring, and unique ways to make ends meet.

Still honing your Japanese skills and looking for someone to subsidize your studies? American students who fit this description may want to look into the Boren award. There’s even a guaranteed government job waiting for you when you graduate. *Deadlines are in February*. More information on applicant criteria and other applicable languages is here.

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