Applications for the fully-remote Ashinaga Spring-Summer Internship 2024 are now open!

Job Summary

Internship applications for Spring-Summer 2024 are open! Considering a career in the non-profit sector? Gain experience by interning with Ashinaga!

Closing date: Sunday, 25 February 2024 @23:59 Japan Time

The Ashinaga Internship Program offers a hybrid structure for interns based in Japan, and a remote structure for interns residing in other countries.

Various positions are available – get involved in research, writing, content-creation and much more. Work can be done fully remotely for interns outside Japan, while a hybrid arrangement is available for interns residing in Japan.

About the 2024 Spring-Summer Internship 

2024 Spring-Summer Internship: 13 May – 19 July 2024*Possibility of extension till 13 September 2024 depending on intern performance and team needs.

Interns work with a variety of different teams at our HQ in Tokyo. They are guided through their projects by a dedicated team supervisor, simultaneously gaining transferable skills and an insight into working at an international NGO.

Interns will work a part-time flexible schedule (~20h/week) 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.

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Program Benefits

  • Lunch stipend of 1,000JPY (127 ZAR)/working day
  • Work-related travel expenses (for interns currently living in the Japan only) 
  • Valuable working experience in an international non-profit with teammates, in a highly multicultural environment

How to Apply

As there are multiple intern positions open for application, please ensure that you have read through each position’s job description before applying. You will be allowed to indicate a first choice and second choice position in your application.

Certain positions also require you to submit an assignment together with the application form. Refer to the application website for each position’s job description and assignment prompt (if any). 

Please find more information as well as the application form below.

About Ashinaga

Ashinaga is a non-profit based in Japan that provides educational and emotional support for orphaned students worldwide.

The Ashinaga Internship Program encompasses a variety of departments and functions. Interns 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.

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To date we have had over 400 interns from over 90 global universities in several dozen countries.


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