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1. Program Assistant Intern

2. Social Media Intern

3. Program Assistant Intern (Tokyo office) (日本語)

 

 

Program Assistant Intern

 

 

Mansfield Foundation interns meet Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki at a reception for Mansfield Fellows

 

 

The Mansfield Foundation offers full- and part-time unpaid internships in the spring, summer and fall for undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students interested in gaining first-hand experience working in an Asia-related public policy organization in Washington, D.C.  Candidates should be available at least 3 days a week.

 

Our interns have hailed from Japan, Korea, China, India, and France, as well as from across the United States. They have represented schools including: American University; Brigham Young University; Brown University; Connecticut College; Colby College; Delhi University, India; Ewha Women’s University, Korea; Georgetown University; George Washington University; Kyongii University, Korea; New College of Florida; Northwestern University; Oberlin College; State University of New York at Brockport; State University of New York at Buffalo; University of California at Irvine; University of California at Los Angeles; University of California at Santa Barbara; University of Hawaii; University of Iowa; University of Texas at Austin; University of Virginia; and Vassar College.

 

Internship Duties:

Interns may participate in a variety of activities, including research, writing, translation, and organizing meetings and events. Specific internship duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting background research for Mansfield Foundation programs

  • Proofreading and editing Mansfield Foundation publications and documents

  • Taking notes at internal meetings

  • Attending public meetings in the Washington, D.C., area and writing event summaries

  • Drafting correspondence

  • Assisting with program planning and logistics

  • Assisting in developing funding proposals

  • Updating the Mansfield Foundation’s database

  • Performing general administrative tasks (answering phones, photocopying, faxing etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated undergraduate, recent graduate or  graduate student in good standing and with a strong interest or background in Asia-related issues or studies

  • Strong written and oral communications skills and attention to detail

  • Professional demeanor, excellent problem-solving skills, organizational abilities, and inter-personal skills

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people, both independently and as part of a team.

  • Prior office experience is desirable.

  • Knowledge of Japanese, Chinese or Korean is desirable, but not mandatory.

Internship Benefits:

  • Metrocheks to offset the cost of your commute to and from the Mansfield Foundation offices

  • College credit if your university allows

  • Invitations to Asia-related programming and Foundation activities

  • Exposure to senior government, business and NGO leaders from the United States and various Asian countries

  • Professional development in a challenging environment that prepares interns for full-time employment in a professional setting.

  • Opportunity to gain experience in areas of office management, event planning, data collection, analysis, and professional writing development.

We are pleased that Mansfield Internship Program alumni continue to make a contribution to U.S.-Asia relations. Former interns have current titles that include: Program Associate, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership; Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI); International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce; Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State; Paralegal, U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Language Teacher, Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET); Assistant Project Director for Northeast Asia, National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Inc.; Professional Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan; Professional Staff, Air Force, Singapore; Assistant Director, The Atlantic Council of the United States; Associate, Civic Service, Inc.; and Business Development Manager, Erowa, China.


Application:

  • Cover Letter: Please detail why you want to intern at the Mansfield Foundation, your internship objectives and your career goals.

  • Résumé: Please list your complete educational and professional data and information about extracurricular activities.

  • Writing Sample: Please enclose a 3-5 page writing sample.

  • Two letters of reference: Each letter should address your interest and experience in Asia and public policy; ability to communicate both orally and in writing; and ability to work effectively as part of a team. At least one letter should be from a faculty member.

Application Deadlines:

Applications are accepted and processed throughout the year depending on recruitment needs. Positions are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Deadlines may be extended until all positions are filled.

Summer Term (early June through late August): April 30

Fall Term (early September through early December): July 31

Spring Term (early January through early May): November 30.

Send complete applications indicating which term you are applying for via e-mail, fax or regular mail to:

 

Mr. Ryan B. Shaffer
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
1401 New York Ave. NW, Suite 740
Washington, DC 20005
Fax:(202) 347-3941
http://www.mansfieldfdn.org
rshaffer -at- mansfieldfdn dot org

No phone calls please.

 

 

Social Media Intern

The Mansfield Foundation is seeking to hire an intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media websites.  The intern will work closely with the Director of Communications to help support online marketing and communications campaigns for the Foundation.  Positions are unpaid and are offered to college students (undergraduate or graduate) as well as recent graduates.

 

Intern Duties

Specific internship duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Website updates

  • Monitor blogs, forums and social networks

  • Contribute to Foundation blog and to online outreach and promotion using Facebook and Twitter

  • Research and develop ways to improve engagement and site traffic

Qualifications

  • Highly motivated, undergraduate or recent graduate in good academic standing and with a strong interest or background in Asia-related issues or studies

  • Preferably a marketing, communications, journalism or PR major

  • Good problem-solving and inter-personal skills; professional demeanor

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people

  • Strong English language/grammar skills

  • Expertise with Wordpress

  • Direct experience working with Social Media Channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Internship Benefits

  • Metrocheks to offset the cost of your commute to and from the Mansfield Foundation offices

  • College credit if your university allows

  • Professional development in a challenging environment that prepares interns for full-time employment in a professional setting

  • Opportunity to gain experience in areas of office management,  data collection, analysis, and professional writing development

Application

  • Cover Letter:  Please detail why you want to intern at the Mansfield Foundation, your internship objectives and career goals

  • Resume: Please list your complete educational and professional data and information about extracurricular activities

  • 1-3 Social Networking Profiles: Examples of your work that best reflects your ideas and skills

  • Two letters of reference: Each letter should address your interest and experience in Asia and public policy; ability to communicate both orally and in writing; and ability to work effectively as part of a team. At least one letter should be from a faculty member.

Application Deadlines:

 

Applications are accepted and processed throughout the year depending on recruitment needs. Positions are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Deadlines may be extended until all positions are filled.

Summer Term (early June through late August): April 30

Fall Term (early September through early December): July 31

Spring Term (early January through early May): November 30.

 

Send complete applications via e-mail, fax or regular mail to:

 

Mr. Ryan B. Shaffer
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 740
Washington, D.C. 20005
Fax: (202) 347-3941
http://www.mansfielfdn.org
rshaffer –at- mansfieldfdn dot org

No phone calls please.

 

 

Program Assistant Intern (Tokyo Office)

 

The Mansfield Foundation’s Tokyo Office offers full- and part-time unpaid internships from September 2011 through December 2011 for undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students interested in gaining first-hand experience working in a Japan-U.S. related public policy organization in Tokyo.  Candidates should be available at least 2 days a week.  

 

Internship Duties:

 

Interns may participate in a variety of activities, including research, writing, translation, and organizing meetings and events. Specific internship duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting background research for Mansfield Foundation programs

  • Proofreading and editing Mansfield Foundation publications and documents

  • Taking notes at internal meetings

  • Drafting correspondence

  • Assisting with program planning and logistics

  • Performing general administrative tasks

Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated undergraduate, recent graduate or graduate student in good standing and with a strong interest or background in Japan-U.S. related issues or studies

  • Native Japanese or U.S. students holding student visa

  • Strong English/Japanese reading/written and oral communications skills and attention to detail

  • Professional demeanor, excellent problem-solving skills, organizational abilities, and inter-personal skills

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people, both independently and as part of a team.

  • Prior office experience is desirable.

Internship Benefits:

  • Local transportation cost of your commute (within one hour) to and from the Mansfield Foundation Tokyo office

  • Invitations to U.S. related programming and Foundation activities

  • Professional development in a challenging environment that prepares interns for full-time employment in a professional setting

  • Opportunity to gain experience in areas of office management, event planning, data collection, analysis, and professional writing development

Application:

  • Cover Letter: Please detail why you want to intern at the Mansfield Foundation’s Tokyo office, your internship objectives and your career goals.

  • Résumé: Please list your complete educational and professional data and information about extracurricular activities.

Application Deadlines:


Applications are accepted and processed throughout August 2011. Positions are filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Send complete applications via e-mail, fax or regular mail to:

 

Ms. Teruyo Kuramoto
Mansfield Foundation, Tokyo office
Nakata Mac Toranomon Bldg. 1st Floor
1-1-10 Atago, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 105-0002, Japan
Fax: 03-5403-2766
mmmf-at-gol-dot-com

 

No phone calls please.

 

 

 

 

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