Internship Program (unpaid) in Japan at Ibaraki Christian University (TEFL)

This is a message from Rory S. Baskin from Ibaraki Christian University in Hitachi, Japan.



I am emailing from Ibaraki Christian University in Hitachi, Japan to ask for your assistance in informing interested students of our unpaid internship program. The program is now in its fourth year, and we have welcomed interns from all over North America. With the experience gained through the internship, eight out of nine of our former interns who applied to the JET Program have been accepted and another intern received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in India. We are also hoping to welcome future interns from colleges and universities in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. The following is the basic information that we post with career centers, internship offices and international offices:

We are looking for students who are interested in doing an unpaid international internship related to teaching. Specifically, we are looking for interns to help undergraduate English majors in Japan improve their English. Interns will work with students in and outside of the classroom to help them academically and provide opportunities to practice English communication. Interns will also plan and create opportunities for students to use their English in nonacademic settings such as playing games, sports and other extracurricular activities.

Those interested in our program can visit 

for more information including testimonials from past participants. Please note that the position is ongoing. We welcome all students at American, Australian, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and United Kingdom colleges and universities irrespective of religious faith, culture and nationality.

While applications are welcome at all times, we are especially interested in applicants who would like to intern during our spring semester, between the months of April and July and our fall semester, which starts in late September and runs until the end of January. From this year, we are also changing our internship program to welcome interns for winter terms too. Interns are also welcome for a full academic year. Dates for internships are flexible and can be arranged depending on individual schedules.

We would appreciate it if you could inform any students who might be interested. If there is a specific person I should contact to have this emailed to interested students at your school, please contact me directly to avoid overloading anyone with multiple email messages. Thank you for your understanding and help. If there is any more information that I can provide for you, please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Lastly, I am attaching a flyer on our program. If it is possible to post or distribute the attachment to students who may be interested, we would appreciate it.

We look forward to hearing from you and your students.

Rory S. Baskin
Department of Contemporary English
Ibaraki Christian University
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