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Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

February 22, 2019
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YKK Corporation’s educational foundation, The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, is currently seeking Japanese nationals to participate in a 9-12 month paid internship at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Candidates with background in African Studies, Humanities, Law, Political Science or a related field are encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter, The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization committed to improving human rights, alleviating human suffering, preventing and resolving conflicts, enhancing freedom and democracy, and improving health.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess Japanese citizenship
  • Have a background in African Studies, Humanities, Law, Political Science, Economics, Management, Sociology, International Relations, Peace Studies, Pathology, or Public Health or a related field
  • Possess at least a bachelor’s degree (or have completed their degree by the start of the internship program). Candidates may be currently enrolled in graduate school. College graduates are only eligible if they have completed their studies within the last two years.
  • Have strong English language skills (TOEFL 600, CBT 250, or iBT 100)

The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation will provide the scholarship recipient with round trip airfare from Japan to Atlanta and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

The deadline to apply is April 26, 2019.

Details in Japanese can be found by visiting the Yoshida Scholarship Foundation website or by clicking here.

Read about current intern Masatoshi Ono’s experience here.

President Carter, Former intern Yasuhito Minami, and Jim Reed, Jessica Cork, and Alex Gregory of YKK Corporation of America