Stimson Center
  • 18-Jun-2018 to 18-Jul-2018 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Intern - Full Time

Commuting Subsidy Eligible

Japan Internship

Stimson's Japan Program closely examines developments relevant to U.S.-Japan security relations, as well as Japanese security policy and Japanese politics. The Japan Program staff produce research, including projects resulting in publications, and hold regular public seminars to engage the policy community in Washington and Tokyo in discussion on timely topics. The Japan Program also hosts Visiting Fellows annually from the Ministry of Defense, Self-Defense Forces, and universities in Japan for short-term research fellowships.

Responsibilities for the Japan Program intern include:

  • Provide high quality research and copyediting in support of current projects
  • Write reports on seminars
  • Assist in the coordination of program events
  • Track developments regarding Japanese politics, the U.S.-Japan alliance, changes in the Northeast Asian region, and Japan's relations with its neighbors


Generally, a strong candidate for this position will have:

  • A strong interest in East Asian and Japanese security and political issues
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality work in both research and administrative tasks
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing skills
  • A record of academic excellence
  • Although not required, some proficiency in Japanese is strongly recommended


Although a successful candidate often is in an M.A. program, undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Preference may be given to those available 30+ hours per week. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and short (no more than 5 pages) writing sample as a single PDF.

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