Jun 20

Internship programme at British embassy and consulate in Japan (Osaka)

Thanks to JETAA UK National Chair Sarah Parsons for sharing this great opportunity. Especially for any JETs finishing up looking for a work opportunity in Japan.

PDF attached, and text from PDF copied and pasted below. (Apologies for awkward formatting.)

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Opportunity to work at the British Embassy and British Consulate-General Osaka with our Autumn Internship Programme
We are recruiting now for five internships at the British Embassy Tokyo and British Consulate-General in Autumn 2014 to run for 14 weeks from 1 September – 5 December 2014.

The internships are designed for those who want to learn more about how an Embassy works. This includes learning how we help business and support science & technology in Japan. It is ideal for those who wish to broaden their skills and experience in a real-world environment. The internships will provide you with a unique experience and in-depth understanding of the British Government’s work in business, and science and technology and Climate Change.

To find out more about the kind of work we do for business, please see www.exporttojapan.co.uk
The closing date for applications is 10:00 on Wednesday 2 July 2014 (Japan Time)

Please note that each role is part time up to a maximum of 28 hours per week (hours to be agreed on appointment).

Four positions are available in the British Embassy Tokyo and one is at the British Consulate-General Osaka. The roles are:

  1. Marketing Assistant – UKTI – UK Exporters: Content Creation & Client Relations (Ref/01) – English only required
  2. Marketing Assistant – UKTI – Japanese Investors (Ref/02)
  3. Research Assistant – UKTI – Strategic Trade Team (Ref/03)
  4. Research Assistant – Prosperity (Science & Innovation, Climate Change Energy, Economic & Trade Policy) (Ref/04)
  5. Research Assistant – British Consulate-General Osaka (Ref/05)


The successful candidates for all five positions will be enthusiastic, quick learners with the ability to work with minimum oversight and challenge the status quo. Candidates should be looking to stretch themselves in a new environment. A proven ability to undertake research work is an advantage for all positions, along with strong oral and written communication and IT skills. We will consider applications from those both with and without formal work experience. The work is likely to involve a mixture of policy and administrative tasks.


You should apply via the following completed on-line application form
(Link: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=ZOW9Ce8iyIOyNOKyaT0O2w)
* Please note that application form must be completed in one single entry.

As required, you should attach to this:
1. Your up-to-date CV
2. Evidence of your language ability if required for the position and not your native language

You will receive an acknowledgement on receipt of the form. In order to remain fair and impartial towards all prospective internship candidates, we are not able to give extra advice other than that stated concerning the application process.
Please email UKTI.Japan @ fco.gov.uk if you have any issues completing this form.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

For more information and details of how to apply, you can access the PDF here.

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