IIP Internships in Japan
Location: Kobe and Tokyo, Japan
About: Ashinaga is a nonprofit organization based in Tokyo, Japan, which for over 40 years has been providing financial and emotional support to children who have lost one or both parents due to illness, accident, disaster, or suicide. Each year Ashinaga provides scholarships to about 6,000 orphaned students in Japan, and total academic loans and scholarships disbursed exceed $28m annually. More than 90,000 orphaned students have been able to obtain higher education with help from Ashinaga.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP Interns may be involved with one or more of the following projects:
- Student Support - IIP interns will provide educational support to Ashinaga students by organizing group activities to foster friendship and global understanding. Other services will include providing language lessons, participating in Ashinaga’s Rainbow House Program, etc. Interns will learn how to increase students’ interest in foreign education whilst heightening their entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
- Media - IIP interns will produce materials and visual media that introduce Ashinaga’s activities to international audiences. The IIP intern will learn how to propel an organization to the global forefront through the use of various facets, such as photography, videography, and social media platforms.
- Translation - IIP Interns in the translation team will be expected to translate documents for Ashinaga’s global activities, website, and promotional materials into English, French, and Portuguese. The IIP intern will also provide interpretation services for fellow interns, Ashinaga staff, and partners. By the end of the program, interns will learn how to provide adequate translation and interpretation services in a global business environment.
- Fundraising and Marketing - IIP interns will research successful fundraising strategies employed by other international NGOs and produce ideas on how Ashinaga may incorporate them into our own marketing plans. In addition, the IIP intern will work with the media team to produce promotional materials and online content that is attractive to new international donors. And learn how to leverage Ashinaga’s existing international network for the betterment of the organization.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with an interest in education, international development, marketing, economics and/or East Asia studies are encouraged to apply. Japanese, French or Portuguese language skills would be an asset, but are not required. Skills in photography, filmmaking, editing, journalism, social media, PhotoShop/InDesign would be an asset.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of past interns): Intern #1: My work responsibilities included leading private and group lessons teaching English to the students.I also wrote reports on my experiences and help improved the study tour program in Kyoto. In Tokyo, I taught private lessons a few times a week and lead group activities with the students. Intern #2: During internship, I went to a summer camp and a study tour in the north of Japan.The summer camp was a very intensive week of activities with a group of 10-15 high school kids, 2 college-age leaders, and 1 intern (myself). There were 200 students at my particular summer camp (the interns were spread throughout the country on different camps). The language barrier here was very challenging - the students and leaders spoke very little English, so most of our communication was non-verbal. However, it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my stay in Japan. Intern #3: I wrote an information booklet, I did some teaching at a middle school and high school, and I'm helping out with a proposal to organize Ashinaga's online presence…I learned that I really enjoy teaching and lecturing about psychology. Intern #4: At first, my responsibility was supporting the students of the dormitory I live in through conversation, mentorship, and English lessons, after that my primary responsibility was going to summer camps and helping out by bringing a foreign perspective to the table. I developed my Japanese skills as well as learned to adapt to situations quickly. I was often sent to different places and schools to teach or participate in activities for Ashinaga students. In each place, my responsibility was a little different and the challenges changed too.
View PowerPoint presentations by past interns
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|For UPDATED information on SUMMER 2017 and TO APPLY, click here: Ashinaga Japan|
Rogers Investment Advisors
Location: Tokyo, Japan
About: Rogers Investment Advisors (RIA) is an investment advisor firm. Through its affiliates, RIA offers a range of financial products and services including fund of hedge funds, hedge funds, a private equity seeding fund, and specialized hedge fund business consulting. Their team uniquely combines decades of buy-side and sell-side experience in hedge funds, prime brokerage and asset management. This enables a critical understanding of the key relationships for hedge funds including all of the major prime brokers, administrators, legal firms and software providers. This IIP internship offering is a rare opportunity for a highly motivated person to gain an accurate overview of the hedge fund industry as well as to gain critical insights into the due diligence process that underpins the selection, analysis and construction of a successful hedge fund portfolio. RIA views their IIP interns as true team members and aim to ensure that they are given real and challenging opportunities to assist the growth of their business.
Intern Responsibilties: IIP interns will conduct research on hedge funds, business structuring and market opportunity assessments. IIP interns may also work on spreadsheet analysis, updating the client database, filing reports, and hedge fund industry-specific news gathering and assessment. Depending on their assessment of the selected IIP interns' skills at least one major project over the course of the IIP experience.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with a strong interest in finance, particularly in regards to Asia, and an interest in the hedge fund industry are encouraged to apply. Chinese, Japanese or any other Asian language would be an asset but is not required.
Previous work experiences (in the words of past IIP interns): Intern #1: I designed a financial literacy program for NFL players and did research on pension funds. Intern #2: I worked on various financial models, automated and streamlined due diligence processes...I learned about the alternative investments industry. Intern #3: My responsibilities included research and data analysis. I worked on models for the MEMS microphone market and Intel corp...I learned how the hedge fund industry works.
View powerpoints by past interns:
Rogers Investment Advisors Intern #1
Rogers Investment Advisors Intern #2
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