1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
About: Ashinaga is a nonprofit organization based in Tokyo, Japan, which for over 40 years has been providing financial and emotional support to children who have lost one or both parents due to illness, accident, disaster, or suicide. Each year Ashinaga provides scholarships to about 6,000 orphaned students in Japan, and total academic loans and scholarships disbursed exceed US$28 million annually. More than 90,000 orphaned students have been able to obtain higher education with help from Ashinaga.
Intern Responsibilities: In the past IIP Interns have been involved in projects such as:
Student Support - IIP interns will provide educational support to Ashinaga students by organizing group activities to foster friendship and global understanding. Other services will include providing language lessons, participating in Ashinaga’s Rainbow House Program, etc. Interns will learn how to increase students’ interest in foreign education whilst heightening their entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
Media - IIP interns will produce materials and visual media that introduce Ashinaga’s activities to international audiences. The IIP intern will learn how to propel an organization to the global forefront through the use of various facets, such as photography, videography, and social media platforms.
Translation - IIP Interns in the translation team will be expected to translate documents for Ashinaga’s global activities, website, and promotional materials into English, French, and Portuguese. The IIP intern will also provide interpretation services for fellow interns, Ashinaga staff, and partners. By the end of the program, interns will learn how to provide adequate translation and interpretation services in a global business environment.
Fundraising and Marketing - IIP interns will research successful fundraising strategies employed by other international NGOs and produce ideas on how Ashinaga may incorporate them into our own marketing plans. In addition, the IIP intern will work with the media team to produce promotional materials and online content that is attractive to new international donors. And learn how to leverage Ashinaga’s existing international network for the betterment of the organization.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with an interest in education, international development, marketing, economics and/or East Asia studies are encouraged to apply. Japanese, French or Portuguese language skills would be an asset, but are not required. Skills in photography, filmmaking, editing, journalism, social media, PhotoShop/InDesign would be an asset.