IMF-OAP Internship Program

The IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific accepts applications for the Internship Program for communications around the year and fills a vacancy as needed. This position is currently filled and expected to be open again next year. Please send your application for future consideration.

  • Position: Communications Intern
  • Period: 3-6 months
  • Office: Tokyo
  • Remuneration: An hourly-based stipend to be provided (No transportation cost or any other subsidies will be provided)
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed as needed

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 (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 digital content development
  • 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 contact information of at least two referees
  • Samples of your communications-related work (links or PDF files)

Only strong candidates will be invited for further assessment.


IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)
21 Floor, Fukoku Seimei Bldg., 2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011      
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