Internship Program 2022

The IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is accepting applications for the Internship Program 2022.

  • Position: Communications Intern
  • Period: 6 months, from June/July to December 2022, on a part-time basis (a total of 500 hours)
  • Office: Tokyo, partially open to work from office during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Remuneration: An hourly-based stipend to be provided (Note: No transportation cost or any other subsidies will be provided)
  • Deadline: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Job description:

A communications intern is expected to:

  • Support the operation of OAP social media work, including the translation of English posts into Japanese and the development of interactive contents and campaigns
  • Support the organization of public events, from logistical arrangements to interactive content development and event promotion
  • Support media monitoring for major media events
  • Support any other administrative tasks in relation to communications work


A communication intern must:

  • Be enrolled as a university student in a bachelor’s (3rd or 4th year only), master’s or PhD program
  • Be majoring in communications, journalism, international relations, or related fields
  • Have some experience in public relations, such as school newspapers, event organization and PR, social media operations and/or the development of digital contents and comms materials
  • Be native in either Japanese or English, and fluent in the other language

Application procedure: 

Qualified and interested applicants should register using the online application form and submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter, both in Japanese and English, briefly explaining how you can contribute to the organization with your qualifications and what you’d like to gain from this internship
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) in English, including the names and contact details of at least two referees
  • Optional: links or copies of your communications work samples (articles, flyers, social media posts, event websites, etc.)

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a written test and an interview scheduled in late May through early June.