The Japan Society offers full-time unpaid internships of, usually, seven to twelve weeks in duration. Shorter or longer placements can also be considered. Candidates are considered on the basis of whether the experience the Society can offer matches the needs of the potential intern and when he/she hopes to work with the Society.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to Heidi Potter. When writing your cover  letter please make sure to answer the following questions:

– Why do you want to work with the Japan Society?

– What aspect of our programme would you be most interested in contributing to?

– How will this internship help with your future career?

– When you would like your internship to start

Space limitations mean we are only able to take one intern at a time. We currently have no fixed schedule – please give your preferred timing when applying for an internship place.

We also occasionally seek people to help at a particular event or to work on a short-term project. If you would like to register to be informed when such opportunities arise, please send your email address and contact telephone number to

Interns will be reimbursed for local travel expenses during the period of their internship.



Email Us

Tel: 020 7935 0475

The Japan Society
13/14 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QP