1. HOME
  2. Support Us
  3. Interns&Volunteers
  4. Intern With Ashinaga
SUPPORT US

INTERN WITH ASHINAGA

intern-with-ashinaga-main-img

Internship Program in Japan

*Note: The 2022 Fall Japan Internship Program has been cancelled due to COVID-19. A remote internship (see below) will be offered in its place.

 

Ashinaga’s Japan-based interns work on projects from our Tokyo headquarters or the Tokyo or Kobe Kokoro-Juku dormitories. Teams change each year and internship cycle, but possible placements range from departments like Translation, Professional Network Development, Student Support, Marketing, and more. On every team, interns learn transferable skills and experience what it is like to work for an international NGO.

 

Although many positions are mostly office-based, interns also participate in various student activities depending on the term. For example, there is bokin, a biannual street fundraising campaign, and tsudoi, student summer camps. By participating, interns get insight into Ashinaga’s work both behind the scenes and on the ground.

 

During their stay in Japan, interns share four-person rooms at the Kobe or Tokyo Kokoro-Juku, with each other or with students. While Kobe interns work from the Kokoro-Juku itself, those working at the Tokyo headquarters commute into central Tokyo from their accommodation located in Hino City. Ashinaga offers free accommodation during the internship period as well as an economy class round-trip airfare, two meals per day, a weekly stipend, transportation costs, and other benefits. We want to ensure that anyone can intern with us, regardless of their financial background.

 

The internship program is carried out in three cycles each year, for 10 weeks per cycle.

 

– Summer: End June – early September

– Fall: End September – mid December

– Winter: Mid January – end March

 

Applications for the following year open in December, and each cycle has its respective application deadlines.

Ashinaga Remote Internship Program 

2022 Fall Remote Internship

Intern with Ashinaga Japan through our Remote Internship Program. Interns will work with various departments in the Ashinaga Headquarters (based in Tokyo). Depending on their department, interns will work on a part-time schedule with flexible hours. Learn more about Ashinaga’s work in Japan and around the globe by interning with teams like marketing, translation, and student activities. Alternatively, contribute to the Ashinaga Africa Initiative by working on projects with teams like professional network and career development, recruitment, or monitoring, evaluation and learning. Interns will also attend online events to learn more about how Ashinaga works, and get the opportunity to interact with Ashinaga scholars.

Internship Dates: September 26th – December 2nd, 2022 (10 weeks)

 

Application Period: June 27th – July 31st, 2022

 

For more details, please refer to the application form linked below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at internship@ashinaga.org . Apply now for a chance to intern with us this summer, wherever you are in the world!

 


LEARN MORE AND APPLY NOW

 

intern-with-ashinaga-img-01

Internship Program in Uganda and Senegal

Interns working with Ashinaga in Uganda or Senegal have the unique opportunity to mentor and teach talented Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Scholars from across the African continent. These Scholars are ambitious high school graduates, selected by Ashinaga to receive financial support to study at top universities around the world.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AAI

 

The AAI Scholars’ training begins with a 6-month Study Camp to strengthen their academic skills and support their university applications. Following this, Scholars return for a Preparation Camp which focuses on planning for the practical aspects of living and studying abroad in their destination countries. Depending on the Scholar’s country of origin, the preparation year will occur in either Uganda for anglophone and lusophone Scholars or Senegal for francophone Scholars.

 

Interns in Uganda and Senegal play an integral role in the development of Scholars’ academic ability during the preparation year. Bridging the roles of teacher and mentor, interns support Scholars in various fields. This is an opportunity for open-minded and driven individuals to gain experience through planning lessons using innovative pedagogical teaching methods, while getting insights on the challenges and possibilities in education in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

2022 Uganda & Senegal Internship Programs: Applications Open

Applications for the 2022 Uganda and Senegal Internship Programs are now open. Apply now for a chance to make a big impact on the lives of AAI Scholars, whilst learning more about yourself and gaining a wealth of international experience!

 

Uganda
Internship Dates:

1) Preparation Camp: March 30th – June 17th, 2022

2) Study Camp Term 1: June 29th  – September 2nd 2022

3) Study Camp Term 2: August 26th – December 16th 2022

 

Application Deadlines: 

1) Preparation Camp: February 27th, 2022

2) Study Camp: May 29th, 2022

*For Lusophone deadlines, please check the Lusophone application form for specific details regarding the Lusophone internship program.

 

For more details, please refer to the application form linked below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at internship.ug@ashinaga.org .

 


APPLY NOW: ANGLOPHONE

 


APPLY NOW: LUSOPHONE

 

 

Senegal (Note: this offer is only open to French-speaking candidates)

Internship Dates:

1) Preparation Camp: March 30th – June 17th, 2022

2) Study Camp: June 29th  – September 2nd 2022

 

Application Deadlines: 

1) Preparation Camp: February 27th, 2022

2) Study Camp: May 29th, 2022

 

For more details, please refer to the application form linked below (French only). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at senegaloffice@ashinaga.org .

 


LEARN MORE & APPLY NOW

 

Donate to
Support Students

Donate Now

Follow Us

Official Social Media Accounts

Newsletter

Join our email newsletter

Stay up to date with all activities and opportunities.

Contact

Get in touch with Ashinaga

Any questions? Get in touch with Ashinaga though the contact form. Check our Frequently Asked Questions before proceeding and see if you can find what you are looking for.