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Internship Opportunities


The Political, Economic and Coordination Sections of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nation are recruiting Japanese students who are currently studying abroad.


  • Requirements: Must be a graduate or undergraduate student of an accredited college or university in the United States. If you are interested in applying to the Political Section, you must be a graduate student.
  • Location: the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nation
    866 UN Plaza, #230, New York, NY 10017 (48th St & 1st Ave)
  • Term: At least 2 months, for a minimum of 3 days a week.
    Please indicate when you can start your internship.
  • Time: 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Other Conditions:
    1) Japanese citizenship required
    2) Internship is for course credit only.
    3) Possess legal US visa to stay in U.S.*
  • Responsibilities:
    -Political Section- provide support for Security Council Affairs, gather information about other meetings held at the UN
    -Economic Section- provide support for development affairs or environmental issues
    -Coordination Section- provide support for public relations tasks

All internship positions are unpaid. The Mission is not responsible for any expenses associated with the internship (i.e. transportation, board, lodging, etc.)


For those students who are interested in this program, please send us your curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from either the president of your university or academic dean as well as an official college transcript. If you are a first semester graduate student and cannot submit a graduate student transcript, you can submit an official undergraduate college transcript. Completed applications may be sent to Ms. Ueda of the Political Section at michiko.ueda@dn.mofa.go.jp or Ms. Shirai of the Economic Section at ikuko.shirai@dn.mofa.go.jp or Ms. Hirano of the Coordination Section at tomoko.hirano@mofa.go.jp.



After the initial document screening, we will invite qualified applicants to an interview.


No phone calls, please.

*As of 17 March 2006, some of the U.S. visa requirements for interns have changed. If you hold an F-1 or J-1 visa and your course of study (i.e. economics, political science, etc.) is related to the type of internship you are applying for as stated on your form I-20, there is no need to make any changes. However, if you are applying for an internship that is not related to your course of study, the Mission will need to change your visa to G-2, thereby canceling your current visa. Upon completion of the internship, the Mission will cancel the G-2 visa, and it will be the student’s responsibility to re-apply for their original visa.






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