The internship application period for our 2017 US-Japan Summer Cultural Experience has closed. 

Internship Description

Qualifications

  • Legally we can only hire US citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) for this internship. F-1 visa students and other international students will not be considered, without exception.
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to work as part of a team 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
  • Status as an undergraduate or a graduate student in an education, international studies, intercultural communication, or related program preferred
  • Willingness to engage in recreational activities with participants when off-duty
  • Willingness 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

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure program participants’ health, safety, hygiene, discipline, positive group dynamic, 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

Assigned Duties

Interns will each be assigned to one of the following two categories:

  • Video workshop intern
    • Assist DCTV instructors in creating video productions with the summer program participants
  • Academic intern (teacher's aide)
    • Assist language and elective teachers

In addition, they will be given one of the following primary tasks:

  • Administration
    • Assist with administrative work
  • Social Networking Service (SNS)
    • 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 in and organize social events for the participants and others
  • Translation
    • Act as a translator during academic instruction, lectures, and presentations
  • Athletics
    • Assist in and organize athletics events and activities
  • Videography
    • Produce a video record of the program

 

Basic Information (internship announcement)

How to Apply

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