Staff/Internship Opportunities

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Announcement for Paid Internship:

Keio Academy of New York seeks undergraduate and graduate student interns for its “US-JAPAN Summer Cultural Experience 2015”.

Number of Openings:     Approximately ten undergraduate or graduate students

Period of Internship          Thursday, July 16, 2015 – Sunday, August 2, 2015

Housing                              Interns must live on campus (housing and meals will be provided)

Pay scale                             $ 8.75 per hour

Work Hours                       6 days a week (one day off per 7-day period), approximately 20-25 hours per week.

Must hold a legal status to work in the US (F-1 visa students will not be accepted). Must possess a social security number.

Internship Description:


  • Excellent command of the English language
  • A good team player in a multi-cultural setting
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced program environment
  • For Non-native speakers of Japanese- at least two years of college-level Japanese language or cultural studies strongly preferred
  • An undergraduate or a graduate student in an education, international studies, intercultural communication, or related program preferred
  • Willing to engage in recreational activities with participants when off-duty
  • Willing to learn the operational and administrative undertakings required of a residential educational institution
  • Experience in working with youth and/or experience in living/studying/working in another country in a cross-cultural environment preferred
  • Prior high school or college residential life experience a plus
  • Media arts or digital technology related experience helpful


  • Ensure program participants’ healthy, safety, hygiene, discipline, group dynamics, and social adjustment, working under the direct supervision of the Administrative Assistant Director
  • Assist program staff in guiding participants through a daily schedule of activities
  • Assist with administrative tasks as assigned
  • If bilingual, be an interpreter for the participants, their parents, faculty, staff members, and others as needed

Position Descriptions and Responsibilities

Interns will be assigned a primary area of tasks from one of the following areas:

  • Administrative
    • Assist with administrative work
  • Social Networking Service
    • Set up SNS sites for the program
    • Provide daily updates and announcements on social networking sites such as Facebook
    • Gather photos and post on photo-sharing sites
  • Events and Activities
    • Assist and at times organize social events for the participants and others
  • Translation
    • Act as a translator during academic instruction, lectures, and presentations
  • Athletics
    • Assist and at time organize athletics events and activities
  • Videography
    • Produce a video record of the program


Send a cover letter written in English and a one-page resume (MUST include the phone number and e-mail address of the applicant as well as the contact information of at least one academic reference) to the Keio Academy of New York Summer Program Office at . You must write “Internship Position” in the subject line of the e-mail. All documents must be in PDF file format.

Any application without “Internship Position” written in the subject line, missing a cover letter or academic reference information, or not in the proper format will not be considered.


Wednesday May 13, 2015(*) or until all positions are filled

(*) We will review the applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Positions may therefore be filled before this deadline.

For questions, email the Keio Academy of New York Summer Program Office at


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