Participants in the JSB Internship Program are expected to work approximately 150 cumulative hours during the internship program period. Internships last four months and begin in January, May, and September. On average, interns work twelve hours per week. In-office schedules are arranged with the Managing Director. Weekly staff meetings on Thursdays
from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm are the only fixed appointment. Interns will track their
projects, hours, and work progress.
Participants in the JSB Internship Program work with staff members to design and execute a project of personal interest that aligns with the mission of the Japan Society of Boston. Additional duties may include:
● Creating content for media and outreach
● Helping to organize and carry out JSB events with partners
● Communicating with JSB members about their experience with JSB and encouraging renewals
● Communicating with area businesses and associations to keep the JSB event calendar current
The Japan Society of Boston accepts interns from any background.
Submit the following by email to Yuko Handa, Managing Director, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Letter of intent describing their fit and reasons for interest in working with the Japan Society of Boston
3) Name, email, and phone number of two professionals familiar with the applicant, willing to speak about the applicant’s likelihood of success as an intern
Schedule and Deadlines
● Season 1: January - April | Due by November 30th midnight
● Season 2: May - August | Due by March 31st midnight
● Season 3: September - December | Due by July 31st midnight
The JSB Internship Program is unpaid. Two years of JSB membership is given to Interns in gratitude for their service. While JSB can work with campus departments upon request to make the internship service a credit-earning experience, such decisions are at the sole discretion of the college. It is the responsibility of the student or department to formalize these requirements. JSB Interns consistently find their experience to have a long term positive impact on their knowledge, professional network, and careers.
The Japan Society of Boston operates with a respectful and dedicated staff who are committed to ensuring that interns succeed during and beyond their internship season. The Executive Director and staff will give ample time to interns to ask questions about how the company operates and be sure that they have sufficient instruction and guidance to accomplish their projects. Also, as noted above, the JSB works with Interns to find projects of mutual benefit rather than just making assignments, though assignments do comprise a portion of the work.
Yuko Handa, Managing Director
Japan Society of Boston