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Intern with JASA!

**CLOSED!** Fall 2023 Applications open now! Download here.

Stay tuned for the Spring 2024 internship!

Do you have an interest in Japanese culture or want to learn how a non-profit organization runs? Maybe you're studying Japanese, International Relations, or Business and need an internship credit for your degree? 

Consider an internship with JASA! Network with Japanese business executives, practice Japanese language with local speakers, learn how to coordinate events and public programs, and more! We've had interns from several universities across central Alabama.

A JASA intern’s responsibilities are different each day and vary seasonally based on our events. You'll gain experience in social media marketing, writing, economic development research, event planning, 

If you have questions or would like to apply, contact us at

"I had a wonderful time interning with JASA! It really broadened my perspective of the cultural side of Birmingham. I gained so much from this experience and I'm glad I had the chance to be a part of this community of so many amazing people. " - Shandea

"My time with JASA gave me a great understanding of Japan, but  even more so than that, I feel like I gained an even greater understanding of Alabama, the customs and communities that make the state what it is." - Michael

"My time interning with JASA was incredibly engaging and rewarding. As someone with a passion for Japanese language and culture, having the opportunity to participate as an intern was a blast." - Ehney

Job Responsibilities:

-          Maintain communications and post updates to all JASA social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

-          Post news, events, and cultural information to our website

-          Assist with the coordination of monthly Japanese cultural events like language and cooking classes as well as larger-scale annual events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and Annual Dinner

-          Assist with the creation of a monthly newsletter

-          Reach out to organizations in the state that have connections to Japan and Japanese culture

-          Attend board meetings and networking events with members

-          Manage our membership list and keep track of invoices and contact information

-          Opportunity (not required) to travel to events around Alabama on behalf of JASA

Position requirements:

-          Knowledge of Microsoft Office

-          Commitment 9 to 12 hours a week of work in-office or in some cases remote from a computer

-          Must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a program at an accredited university

-          Knowledge of Japanese language is not required, but a demonstrated interest in Japanese culture is preferred

Contact Us

Tel: +1 (205) 703-0960

2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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