Japan Society

Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. 

Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education.  



Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified candidates are invited to apply for positions with us throughout the year. 



The Japan Society internship program offers individuals opportunities to increase their awareness of contemporary Japan and gain knowledge of its history and cultural heritage while simultaneously preparing for professional and academic careers.

Select, qualified interns are invited to volunteer to contribute their talents and abilities to assist Japan Society’s programs in the arts, business, education and public affairs. Interns participate in the day-to-day activities of these programs, in addition to specific projects. While at the Japan Society, interns serve alongside experts on Japan from diverse disciplines and enjoy the benefits of its many resources.

Internship Positions Currently Available:

  • Business & Policy Program Intern
  • Communications Intern (Japanese Language)
  • Development Intern, Corporate Membership and Sponsorship
  • Digital Marketing Intern
  • Education & Family Programs Intern
  • Finance Department Intern
  • Gallery Intern
  • Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and Innovators Network Intern
  • Language Program Intern
  • Language Program Intern (Japanese Language)
  • Performing Arts Program Intern
  • Talks+ Intern (Japanese Language)
  • Video & Creative Services Intern



Japan Society encourages individuals with interest in Japanese culture and flexible time schedules to consider becoming a volunteer.  Volunteers serve on an “as-needed” basis.  Assignments depend upon the individual volunteer’s area of interest, skills, and availability.  

Opportunities include:

Welcome Desk Volunteer – Part-time shifts – Monday through Friday
Welcome Desk volunteers serve as Japan Society ambassadors by greeting and welcoming visitors, answering phones, providing information about our programs and exhibitions, and performing box office duties. Other duties include data-entry, providing light administrative support, and assisting with related activities and projects. Training will be provided.

Evening Lecture Programs
Volunteers assist in ushering, ticket handling, fielding questions, and related activities.  Programs begin at 5:45 pm, Monday to Friday.  

Language Center Events
Volunteers assist with general office support, language class/event check-ins, and other event-related tasks. 

Performing Arts Programs
Volunteers assist in ushering, greeting patrons, and other front-of-house related tasks. 

Clerical and Administrative Projects
Volunteers assist staff throughout Japan Society with general office support and special projects.  

We accept applications at all times, and will contact applicants for interviews as volunteer opportunities become available.

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