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Interns may participate in a variety of activities, including research, writing, translation, and organizing meetings and events. Specific internship duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Proofread the English versions of the USJI website, pamphlets and other publications
  2. Help organize USJI events in Washington, D.C.
  3. Attend seminars at other think tanks in D.C. and write summary reports in Japanese
  4. Support office management operations

1. Current Interns


Taisei Yamaguchi

Term: Jan.- May 2017

I am a junior student at Waseda University and majoring political science. I have been studied at Georgetown University for one year as an exchange student. The primary reason behind why I applied to the internship at USJI is to enrich my knowledge surrounding U.S. foreign policy and its relation to Southeast Asia and Japan. For the sake of the past presidential election and people’s response to the result, it is much more difficult to predict what will happen next in the world of U.S. politics and international society. In order to update my knowledge surrounding international politics, the I strongly feel that I have to gain various perspectives from specialists of foreign affairs and sharpen my thoughts on my theme. I would like to learn how Japan should actively engage in coordinating a sustainable relationship among America and neighborhoods in Southeast Asia. Ultimately, based on what I would experience through USJI internship, I hope to develop myself into a more insightful person who can build a bridge across the world in the future.


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Ryoga Ueda

Term: Nov. 2016 – May 2017

I am an exchange student at American University. One of my future goals is to contribute to Japan in the field of security. But I’m not sure how I want to do it.  So taking advantage of being in Washington DC and this internship opportunity, I want to think about my career by meeting people playing various roles in the field.  To achieve my goal, I’m studying why states have war to know basic theories about security and practice logic by applying theories to cases.  For my research I want to know more about cases to which I can apply theories. So I want to attend seminars through this internship to deepen my knowledge about International Affairs.  By the time when my duration ends, I will have better understanding of what I want to do in the future and at least one case which I really want to deal with.



Keigo Sakakibara
Term: May – Jun. 2016, Jan. – May 2017

Just finishing my junior year, I am a student at American University studying International Relations, focusing specifically on US-Japan relations. Through my internship at USJI, I would be able to absorb new perspectives on the US side that I will not be able to attain in Japan by attending seminars and deepen my understanding of the relation between the two nations. In addition to learning the American perspectives, I would like to take the opportunities that are offered due to the fact that Washington D.C. is so diverse and I will not be able to take advantages of such opportunities elsewhere. Finally, I would like to take what I have learned during the duration of my internship here at USJI and apply it to my future research as I continue my studies on the US-Japan relation. I hope to encounter many people from various fields related to the broader category of international relations, and take advantage and further advance these encounters in future studies.


2. Past Interns


Trissia Wijaya
Term: February to March, 2017
          Moeka Sakata
          Term: May to June, 2016
          Fujiyama Tsubasa
          Term: May to June, 2016
Koki Toyama
Term: January to April, 2016
Yutaro Oka
Term: January to February, 2016
Miumi Hashimoto
Term: January to April, 2016
Ainiwaer Kudulaiti
Term: August, 2015 to February, 2016
Kaitlin Anna Beranek
Term: May to August, 2015
Ho Lun Kenneth Lee
Term: June to August, 2015
Kaoruko Kobayashi
Term: February to April, 2015
Ryosuke Ina
Term: December, 2014 to May, 2015
Zhengzheng Ma
Term: January, 2014 to May, 2015
Koh Matsuki
Term: February, 2015 to May, 2015
Shen Peng
Term: September to December, 2014
Yuki Nagahara
Term: September to December, 2014
Abigail Staysa
Term: May to July, 2014
Maaya Yokota
Term: May to July, 2014
Saki Kishimoto
Term: September to December, 2013
Risako Matsuura
Term: September to December, 2013
Kunihiro Shimoji
Term: June to September, 2013
James Tawney
Term: January to March, 2013
Yuki Yoshihisa
Term: Term: January to March, 2013
Alicia A. Rose (Nakajima)
Term: October to December, 2012
Rumi Fujii
Term: September to December, 2012
Terrance Reshay Robinson
Term: September to December, 2012
Patrick Gahr
Term: January to April, 2012
Alison Chang
Term: Term: September, 2011 to May, 2012
Meaghan Murphy
Term: June to September, 2011
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