IIP Placements in Japan
Location: Tokyo and Kobe, Japan
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 US$28 million annually. More than 90,000 orphaned students have been able to obtain higher education with help from Ashinaga. Ashinaga is looking for IIP interns who can teach English, communication skills and test prep strategies to college students at “Ashinaga Kokoro Juku” (residential facilities for orphaned students who commute to colleges in the Kanto and Kansai areas). IIP interns will also help students build their confidence and will encourage students to voice their opinions through the English lessons and also through multicultural communication both inside and outside of the classroom. IIP interns will have the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, politics, and economy, etc. through discussions with the students and will have the opportunity to participate in educational activities and lectures during Ashinaga's annual summer camp for orphaned students, and may be directly involved with Ashinaga projects, such as the Ashinaga 100-year Vision of Education Support for Africa, and provide input in the decision-making process of the organization. IIP candidates with interest in education or the East Asia are encouraged to apply. Japanese language skills would be an asset. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Ashoka is a global association of social entrepreneurs. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected over 2,500 social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in 70 countries. Ashoka’s vision is to create a world in which “Everyone is a Changemaker.” In their Japan office, IIP interns will work on the Youth Venture initiative that aims to nurture young changemakers under the age of 20. IIP interns will identify changemaker schools (elementary, junior high and high levels) and will organize lectures, workshops and dialogues for social entrepreneurs to present at these schools. IIP candidates with interests in social entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply. Excellent writing skills would be an asset. Japanese fluency is preferred but not required. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Rakuten is a world-class Internet Service Company. Since their foundation in 1997, they have expanded into a wide range of business areas. Rakuten provides one-stop access to a wide range of services via the Internet. Their member database serves as the foundation for an enhanced marketing strategy based on the organic linkage of all Rakuten Group services, including e-commerce, travel, portals and finance.They call this the "Rakuten Eco-system." IIP candidates with interests in mobile technology, computer science, marketing, and creative design are encouraged to apply. Japanese skills would be an asset. Five placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
IIP interns will work on one or more of the following projects:
- Cross-border Trading Marketing:
-Promotion planning to increase sales of international trading transaction and channel management (Back to School Promotion, YouTube as a marketing channel)
-Marketing analysis: compared user profile of two competing forwarding services
- Mobile Strategy:
-Set strategy for entire Rakuten group in mobile area
-Propose strategy for the post-smartphone/tablet era
-Drive group portal applications and services
- Global Creative & Web Design:
-As a web director, design UI for global services of Rakuten worldwide
-Improve site usability and marketing activities with various analysis including UI / UX research with global subsidiaries
- Creative & Web Design Strategy Web Analytics:
- To discover critical website insights clarifying the opportunities and bottlenecks
- To build a hypothesis based on the insights and propose an optimization scheme including a robust analytics reporting PDCAs with AB testing cycles
- Creative & Web Design Strategy Web Architecture:
-SEO Keyword research and propose improvements
-Data & analytics report and SEO Audit to particular website
-Contents planning for SEO and Communicating with overseas subsidiaries
Rogers Investment Advisors
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Rogers Investment Advisors (RIA) is an investment advisor firm. Through its Wolver Hill affiliates , RIA offers a range of financial products and services including a fund of hedge funds, a private equity seeding fund, and specialized hedge fund business consulting. Their team uniquely combines decades of buyside and sellside 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. RIA's differentiated backgrounds have been key factors in a track record of outperformance. Their business lines are: fund of hedge funds, hedge fund seeding and business consulting. This 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 summer interns as true team members and aim to ensure that they are given real and challenging opportunities to assist the growth of their business. IIP candidates with a strong interest in finance, particularly as regards 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. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.