Japan Studies Volunteer Internship

Council on Foreign Relations
Washington, DC
Mar 03, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Full Time

CFR's volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Assisting with research assignments; focus will be primarily on Japan and Northeast Asia
  • Supporting Senior Fellow in research on political debates on various issues such as security, economy, and energy
  • Helping with preparations for Japan studies roundtables and meetings, and taking notes as needed


  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations or Asia Studies
  • Demonstrated background and interest in Japan
  • Strong research abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail & follow-through
  • Policy or research oriented work experience is preferred
  • Ability to conduct research in Japanese is preferred

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

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