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Vacancy at Tokyo HQ: Internship

Japan Emergency NGO (JEN), a Tokyo-based relief NGO with field offices in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Haiti, has regular open positions for full-time/Part-time internships at its Headquarters in Tokyo.

JEN’s priority is restoring sustainable livelihoods to people affected economically and psychologically by conflicts and natural disasters. Further aims involve disseminating information regarding these victims’ suffering worldwide. Interns at the Headquarters should expect to gain practical skills, a greater understanding of the daily running of an international relief NGO, and the opportunity to cooperate with governmental, international as well as private entities in Japan.

Working time: Mon. to Fri., 10:00-18:00 (five days per week) or 3 days a week ( minimum 6 months).

- The candidates must understand JEN’s missions and activities.
- The candidates need to have fluent command of both Japanese (native level) and English. Certificate of the Japanese language skill is required if the applicant’s mother tongue is not Japanese.
- The candidates also need basic PC skills (Word, Exel, Email, etc.) Additional skills (database, picture processing, web design, etc.) will be a strong asset.
-The candidates are expected to have strong communication and team-working skills, strategic thinking and ability to organize.
-Candidates missing any documents based on the above criteria will not expect to receive any news from JEN.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Interns will assist the domestic department (PR and fundraising) in Tokyo. Duties depend on each intern’s working period, skills and experience: such as, promoting partnerships with local medias, enterprises and supporters; drafting JEN’s publications (news letters, email magazines, etc.); organizing public information events; assisting related seminars and meetings; or developing databases.

Starting Date:

The internship period can be either three, six or twelve months according to each candidate's availability. Interested candidates should submit their CV and motivation letter (around 1200 words) in English directly to the Headquarters. In the meantime, please specify available period of internship. E-mail is available.

Kindly note that successful candidates must make their personal arrangement for board, lodging and other expenses while serving as interns in Tokyo.

For application: info@jen-npo.org, attn: Human Resource Department

March 4, 2011 in Staff |