Published: Oct. 17, 2016

The Center for Asian Studies Japan internship program and executive director Danielle Rocheleau Salaz have been recently highlighted in the Daily Camera! Last summer, CAS launched its Japan internship program with three companies in Tokyo. CAS will hold an information session about 2017 internship positions next month. For more information on companies and internship requirements, view the information page here. Please check the information page for more information in the coming weeks! 

From the Daily Camera:

"Danielle Rocheleau Salaz, executive director for CU's Center for Asian Studies, said she was inspired to create the internship program by an experience she had in high school.

She received a scholarship from soy sauce-maker Kikkoman to spend a summer in Japan when she was 16 — an experience that led her to study Japanese in college and earn a master's degree in the language.

"Partly because of my own experiences, since I've been at CU I've been interested in trying to provide resources and information for students who are interested in Japan to help them figure out how to turn that into a career," she said.

Though CU has many study-abroad programs at Japanese universities and many international internship programs in other countries, this is first CU program that allows students to intern at Japanese companies.

The program is also piloting a new format. Rather than work with a private company that matches CU students with companies looking for interns abroad, Salaz tapped into the university's vast alumni network to find CU graduates whose companies would be willing to host students."

Story by Sarah Kuta. To read the entire article, click here.