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Education & Family Programs Intern

TITLEEducation & Family Programs Intern 
LOCATIONJapan Society  
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONJapan Society is the premier organization connecting Japanese culture, business, and society with audiences
in New York and around the world through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business,
sustainability, and education, online and on-site at our headquarters in a landmarked New York City building.
Since 1907, our mission has been to promote mutual understanding and kizuna – forging deep connections –
between the U.S. and Japan, by convening critical conversations, championing future creators, and serving as
a trusted guide to the abundance of Japan. We are committed to strengthening connections within our
community and building new bridges beyond  
DESCRIPTIONThe Japan Society Education & Family Programs Department seeks a part-time intern with a background in arts and education, and an interest in East Asian Studies. The ideal candidate will want to develop skills related to student, family, school and teen programs, as well as child development.Learning Opportunities:Work closely with Education Department staff to learn about program management and administration within a nonprofit organizationAssist and shadow teaching artists during school programs to learn applicable teaching strategies and experience in arts-related learningLearn about child development and pedagogy in practice and gain experience working with early childhood, family and teen audiencesLearn about other departments at Japan Society through collaborative programsGain knowledge about Japanese arts, history and cultureGain understanding of structure and functions within the nonprofit sectorResponsibilities:The intern will assist with various tasks including, but not limited to:Supporting program developmentConducting and compiling research on a variety of topicsAssist preparing materials related to all education programs for families, students, school groups, and teachersSupporting families and teens during after-school and weekend programsDrafting and distributing promotional materials for department related eventsDay-to-day administrative/office supportDrafting posts for social media platforms 
POSITION REQUIREMENTSRequirements:Basic knowledge of and strong interest in Japanese cultureFamiliarity with or interest in K-12 and arts educationExcellent attention to detail and strong organizational skillsThe ability to work independently and maintain smooth communicationsKnowledge of Microsoft Office SuiteFluency in EnglishJapanese language ability a plus, but not requiredInternship Dates and Time Commitment:This internship is expected to run from September through January (start and ends dates flexible)A minimum commitment of two days per week is necessaryThis internship is in-personThis is an unpaid internship position, however, Japan Society values its interns and provides the following benefits:Commuting cost from tri-state area will be reimbursedCollege internship credit arrangement will be availableFree admission for intern and a guest to New York City’s museums, zoos and gardens with Japan Society IDFree or reduced-priced admission to Japan Society’s programs and eventsTuition discount for Japanese language classes at Japan Society’s Language CenterIn-service training workshops for interns 
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