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
Rakuten is an internet services company whose mission is to empower people and society through the Internet. One of their businesses is the Internet shopping mall Rakuten Ichiba. This site was created based on the concept of creating a platform that enabled "ordinary people skilled in retail" to open their own online shops. Rakuten Ichiba is a global pioneer of the B2B2C marketplace, which provides the platform, traffic, and expertise to empower small-scale retailers to set up their businesses on the Internet. Through Ichiba, Rakuten aims to introduce consumers to "the joy of discovery" through Internet shopping and to create an environment where merchants and consumers can interact in the same way they might in a real-world marketplace. Beyond their flagship e-commerce business Rakuten Ichiba, the Rakuten Group has expanded into a diverse array of online services, including eBooks and eReading, travel, banking, securities, credit cards, eMoney, portal media, online marketing, and professional sports. The integration of all of their services, which are anchored around their membership loyalty program, Rakuten Super Points, is the Rakuten Ecosystem and the core strategy of their international expansion. Rakuten is currently accelerating the global expansion of the Rakuten Ecosystem into the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania, starting with their e-commerce, eBooks and eReading, and travel businesses. There are two areas that are accepting IIP interns business and engineering.
- For the IIP placement in business, the selected IIP interns will work on e-commerce with a focus on cross border trade marketing that includes promotion planning to increase sales of international trading transaction and channel management, and marketing analysis. IIP interns will also work in the area of creative and web design by creating a mobile strategy, working on global creative and web design (design UI for global services, improve site usability and marketing activities, conduct various analysis on global subsidiaries), conduct creative and web design strategy web analytics and web architecture (SEO analysis). Basic information technology skills are required for this placement.
- For the IIP placement in engineering, the IIP interns will work on the affiliate tracking developer, smart device technology, information systems, and a big data prototype. IIP candidates for this placement should have a background in engineering and programming experience in Java or PHP and some Linux/Unix administration experience. Skills in machine learning, NLP, database/search, algorithms for large data, and development experiences of applications for smart devices would be an asset.
Conversational Japanese is recommended. Six placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
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.