Goldstein Internships in Japan

O.G.A. for Aid -- Goldstein Internship

O.G.A. for Aid volunteers and local community members working together in the Tohoku region of Japan

O.G.A. for Aid -- Goldstein Internship

O.G.A. for Aid volunteers and local community members working together in the Tohoku region of Japan

Shinkansen and Mt. Fuji - Goldstein Internship
Shibuya, Tokyo - Goldstein Internship

The bustling streets of Shibuya in Tokyo

O.G.A. for Aid -- Goldstein Internship

The Goldstein Internship encourages Dartmouth students with an interest in Japan to further their studies by putting their classroom learning into real-world practice. Two students a year will be selected to receive funding for an 8-10 week internship in Japan. Interested students may apply for one or more of the internships listed below during the leave-term of their choosing.

REQUIREMENTS & APPLICATION

All applicants, regardless of internship, must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Undergraduates who are rising sophomores or above.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility while ensuring project quality.
  • Independent and self-motivated with a strong sense of initiative.
  • Professional demeanor, capable of building collaborative relationships.
  • At least one year of Japanese language (suggested).
  • Demonstrated interest in Japanese studies (suggested), but prior travel to Japan is not required. 

INTERNSHIPS

TOHOKU DISASTER RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT

Location: Miyagi-ken

Intern works with Angela Ortiz, the head of O.G.A. for Aid, one of the leading charity organizations dedicated to tsunami relief and rebuilding efforts in the Tohoku region.  Students are expected to spend significant time doing volunteer work with community members and leaders. Students are encouraged to work with Ms. Ortiz to develop a program that could include researching volunteerism, the Japanese reaction to the Tsunami on either a personal or governmental level and/or issues relating to NPO creation and development. A majority of the time is expected to be spent in the Tohoku region.

Specific Requirements:

  • Ability to commit to 40 hours of work/week
  • Outstanding organizational skills and work ethic
  • Independent with ability to self-start
  • At least one year of Japanese language study

MEDIA STUDIES

Location: Chiba

Interns work with Junkichi Mochizuki, a theater director at Bungakuza, one of the famous theaters in Japan, and a professor of Media Studies at Josai International University. Mr. Mochizuki studied on Broadway, and returned to Japan to direct the Tony-award winning show Doubt as one of only 5 directors in the world. He will be directing Tomodachi (Friend), written by Abe Kobo, next year. Students assist him with research on issues relating to Japanese theater and performance at Josai International University.

Specific Requirements:

  • Ability to commit to 40 hours of work/week
  • Outstanding organizational skills and work ethic
  • Demonstrated interest in theater and / or performing arts
  • Strong research skills
  • Proficiency in reading/writing and speaking Japanese strongly preferred

INTERNATIONAL LAW AT DOSHISHA UNIVERSITY

Location: Kyoto

Intern works with Naoshi Takasugi, a professor at Doshisha University’s Law Department.  Intern will work individually with Professor Takasugi on research projects, attend classes, and help edit academic works.  Students are encouraged to use the internship to pursue their own research projects, especially in areas of law, government and politics.  Intern will be provided opportunities to meet and work with college students at Doshisha University, a top school in Japan, and provide presentations on certain materials.

Specific Requirements:

  • Ability to commit to 40 hours of work/week
  • Outstanding organizational skills and work ethic
  • Independent with ability to self-start
  • At least one year of Japanese language study preferred

"BUILD YOUR OWN" GOLDSTEIN INTERNSHIP

You can also create your own internship with an organization in Japan that fits your interests, skills, and timeframe. 

Specific Requirements:

  • Internship must be 8-10 weeks in duration
  • Internship must be unpaid
  • The internship should enrich an aspect of your on-campus academic work

APPLICATION

To apply for funding, complete the ONLINE APPLICATION by the deadline. An application is considered INCOMPLETE if it does not include ALL items listed below.

**Please note we are using a new application collection software.  Log-in by using your Dartmouthcredentials/net id through the link provided above. Please do not create a new sign in. If you have any issues or questions please contact Dickey.Student.Funding@dartmouth.edu or call 603-646-2023.  We advise that you submit early and do not wait until the deadline.  The application will close at 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time.**

ITEMS TO SUBMIT WITH YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION:

You are required to submit a resume/CV and transcript with your application at the time of submission. These are uploaded directly into the application.

Resume or CV

  • Please submit a current resume or CV.

Transcript

  • Request an electronic unofficial transcript from the registrar (pdf format) to upload with your application.

Supervisor Statement

  • If you have selected to Build Your Own Goldstein Internship, please ask your host organizations to complete the Supervisor Statement, which verifies your offer of internship and includes a description of the work to be completed.

Recommendation(s)

Requests for recommendations are made directly through the application link.  Please begin your application and use the links provided to invite recommenders to complete an online form.

  • One recommendation must come from a Dartmouth faculty member.
  • A second recommendation is suggested, but not required. Secondary recommendations can come from previous employers, advisors, staff, or an additional faculty member.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
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