The Ashinaga Internship Program began in 2013 as an English teaching program for students in Japan and Uganda, which enabled interns to acquire the problem-solving skills and adaptability needed in multicultural environments. Since then, our program has grown to encompass a variety of departments and functions. Interns now have the ability to choose between a number of different fields within the organization and we hope that by tapping the minds of intellectuals from all over the world we’ll be able to turn Ashinaga into an all-embracing, international NGO. To date we have had interns from over 50 global universities in several dozen countries.
While we have unfortunately been forced to cancel the Ashinaga Internship Program in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, we are now opening a remote internship for Fall 2021 in its place. We invite you to join us on our journey!
Remote interns will work with a variety of different teams at our HQ in Tokyo or our Tokyo Kokoro-Juku dormitory. They and are guided through their projects by a dedicated team supervisor, simultaneously gaining transferable skills and an insight into working at an international NGO. Interns work on a flexible, part-time schedule (approx. 20 hours/week, or more) decided upon with their supervisors.
In addition to general team-based projects, interns will participate in several program-wide online events to learn more about how Ashinaga works, and also have the opportunity to interact with some Ashinaga scholars.
Several positions will be open for application. Detailed job descriptions for each intern role are accessible on the application JotForm. The form will be accessible from 19 July 2021.