The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia is seeking Interns for the 2017-2018 academic year. The internship will center on the production of the 2018 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, and will include work on other JASGP programs and administrative work. Candidates should have a familiarity with Japan and Japanese culture. Japanese language ability is a plus. A valid driver’s license is preferred.
- Familiarity with Google Docs as well as Microsoft Office Suite
- Experience with WordPress
- Proficiency with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat)
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to organize and manage projects
- Experience in event planning
- Ability to work both independently and in groups
- Assist with website updates
- Liaise with and coordinate volunteers
- Compose posts for JASGP blog
- Assist in managing events
- Clerical duties
- Answer festival-related general inquiries
- Distribute collateral materials to local organizations, hotels, etc.
- Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will be available 2 days/week for 5-6 hour during the business day beginning November 2017. There will be some night and weekend responsibilities with advanced notice. This position is an unpaid internship, however, a modest daily stipend will be provided.
Candidates should send a cover letter and resume by e-mail to Aaron Dilliplane at the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival is a project of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) with primary support from Subaru of America, Inc. The project aims to foster a better understanding of the cultural, social, and educational customs of Japan building on the JASGP commitment to plant and maintain cherry trees in local parks. To date, JASGP has planted more than 1,000 cherry trees, supplementing the 1,600 flowering trees presented by the Japanese government as a gesture of friendship in 1926. Digital photos and additional information on cherry trees, cherry blossom traditions in Japan, and the work of the JASGP are available at www.subarucherryblossom.org. Follow @phillysakura on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The Japan America Society is a private 501(c) nonprofit organization that has brought Philadelphia and Japan closer together for more than 25 years through art, business, and culture. We operate Shofuso Japanese House and Garden hosting over 30,000 visitors, produced the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival with over 15,000 attendees, present a US-Japan Business and Public Policy Series, and provide Japanese arts, business, and cultural educational programming for all ages. www.japanphilly.org