Current Internship Opportunities

For information on the 2018 CAS Asia Internship Program in Japan and China, please see the links to the right of the screen.

2018 Japan America Society of Colorado Summer Internship | Deadline: May 25, 2018

JASC is offering two unpaid internship positions for this summer. It's a good opportunity for anyone interested in spending the summer gaining experience in the non-profit sector for organization that focuses on the US/ Colorado-Japan relationship. Ours is a small office, so interns really get good hands-on experience and we do our best to accommodate their skill set. 

One position is a 6-week internship that focuses exclusively on integrating a new, online membership database into JASC's existing website and enabling a new online payment system. This is a great position for someone with an affinity for Japan who is looking for tech experience in a non-profit setting. The other position will be more general assistance with marketing and events throughout the summer.

The application period is open until May 25th. More details and instructions on how to apply are posted on our JASC internship webpage.

If you are interested in earning Asian Studies course credit for the internship, please email and also mention that in your application.


Past Internship Opportunities

Center for Asian Studies Videography Internship

The Center for Asian Studies is looking for a motivated and energetic intern for Spring 2018 to film and archive CAS Speaker Series events. This position is a unique learning opportunity to work with multimedia in an interesting and multicultural environment. 

The position will begin the first week of classes and will run through the last week before finals. It will require an average of 3 hours per week for a total of 45 hours over the course of the semester. The intern will receive one academic credit (through enrollment in ASIA 4930), and will not receive monetary compensation. 

Job Description and Responsibilities:

  • The intern is primarily responsible for attending and recording selected events over the course of the semester, and editing those videos and adding captioning. (CAS will provide camera and computer equipment, unless intern has equipment he/she would prefer to use.)
  • Will work closely with staff members of the Center for Asian Studies and with the CAS Graduate Research Assistant.
  • Must be available for several speaker events, which are usually scheduled in late afternoon or early evening. Will also be responsible for holding regular office hours at CAS.
  • Intern is responsible for managing content on the CAS YouTube channel, and for uploading videos to social media and the CAS website (
  • This internship is an excellent opportunity to develop communication and organizational skills.
  • This is a one-credit-per-semester internship, with a possibility for continuation in Fall 2018.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of college-level coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 before the start of Spring semester.
  • Filming and video editing experience.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop for editing.
  • Responsible and reliable.
  • Able to work independently and creatively.
  • Organized and efficient.
  • Demonstrated academic interest in Asia preferred.

The student selected for the internship will be enrolled into the course (ASIA 4930) and will be responsible for paying any associated tuition. Applications will be reviewed by the internship supervisor at CAS.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and transcript to with subject “CAS Videography Internship.” Contact Danielle Rocheleau Salaz at or 303-735-5312 with questions.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

Center for Asian Studies Internship at Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Editorial Acquisitions Intern

In the Spring 2018 semester, the Center for Asian Studies is offering a 2-credit internship at Rowman & Littlefield Publishers to an undergraduate student with an interest in Asia.

Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent academic press located in Boulder that is committed to publishing enduring works of scholarship, serious trade books, and upper-division classroom texts across the social sciences.

The intern will assist the History, International Studies, and Geography acquisitions group with a variety of tasks, including contacting scholars for endorsements and reviews, online research, and data entry. The intern will also have an opportunity to learn about the big picture of academic publishing by attending editorial board meetings, editorial planning meetings, and the like. Every effort will be made to involve the intern in Asia-related projects, but the wide range of lists handled by the group will dictate that other subject areas will be part of the workflow as well.

The internship will begin the first week of classes and will run through the last week before finals. It will require six hours per week for a total of 90 hours over the course of the semester. The intern will receive academic credit (toward the Asian Studies degree) in lieu of monetary compensation for the internship.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to undergraduate students majoring in Asian Studies, Chinese, or Japanese, or other disciplines such as History or International Affairs with a concentration in Asia. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of college-level coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 before the start of spring semester. Must be fluent in written and spoken English.

The deadline for applications was December 1, 2017. Successful applicants are expected to begin the position as soon as possible following their selection for the internship. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and transcript to with subject “Rowman & Littlefield Internship.” Contact Danielle Rocheleau Salaz at or 303-735-5312 with questions.

Center for Asian Studies Paid Undergraduate Research Position

In the Fall 2017 semester, the Center for Asian Studies is offering a a paid research internship to an undergraduate student.

The student will be responsible for editing and formatting student papers submitted for publication in the Colorado Journal of Asian Studies and for filming and editing interviews with Asian studies faculty about their research interests and experiences. Interns will receive $12 hourly compensation for their work for up to six hours per week. No course credit will be offered for this position.

The internship will begin in early October and may continue into the Spring Semester. It will require up to six hours per week for a total of approximately 25 hours over the course of the semester.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to undergraduate students majoring in Asian Studies, Chinese, or Japanese, or other disciplines such as History or International Affairs with a concentration in Asia. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of college-level coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 before the start of spring semester. Native English proficiency and good writing/editing skills are required. Video editing experience is strongly preferred. Interest in Asia is a plus.

The deadline for applications is September 25, 2017. Please send a cover letter, resume, and course transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable) to with “Undergraduate Research Position” in the subject line by Monday, September 25, 2017.

Center for Asian Studies Jaipur Literature Festival Boulder Executive Assistant Intern

Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015

Interning with the Jaipur Literature Festival’s US extension to Boulder, CO, JLF@Boulder, a non-profit organization, assisting with producing the world-renowned Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) in Boulder, CO, September 2015.

Position Description: Executive Assistant Volunteer

The JLF Boulder group seeks a motivated, energetic intern 7 - 10 hrs. a week assisting with outreach, programming, and fundraising projects toward producing the Festival in Boulder September 18, 19, 20, 2015: A wonderful learning opportunity in event production, non-profit management, fundraising, working with diverse communities, outreach, and cultural/educational programming. 7 - 10 hours a week average beginning the first week of June through September 2015. Opportunity to continue with production of the 2016 Festival.


  • Working closely with fundraising projects, events, and contacts:
  • Corporate sponsorships, training and help with creating sponsorship packages and assistance in meeting with corporate representatives
  • Grant writing training and assistance
  • Written and telephone communications with potential sponsors and donors
  • Making contacts and maintaining contacts in regard to potential financial support
  • Working with outreach to underserved communities in Boulder, Denver
  • Working with the BVSD and others, facilitating program within the schools in relation to helping to organize special literacy projects in conjunction with JLF
  • Making contacts with leaders of the diverse communities of the Front Range
  • Help facilitating access to underserved communities
  • Helping to organize volunteer teams for JLF@Boulder
  • Helping with housing and catering logistics for Festival
  • Weekly meetings reporting to supervisor on tasks and development of projects
  • Press contacts
  • Bookseller liaison
  • Liaison with CU Conference Services and the Cultural Events Board
  • Liaison with South Asian Faculty Committee
  • Liaison with CU Center for Asian Studies

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must be a self-starter
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Able to work independently
  • Organized
  • Efficient
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiasm for JLF
  • Hold to the highest standards in written and verbal communication, relationship building
  • Immaculate attention to precision, detail, and excellence
  • Great people skills
  • Take direction well and Move forward independently
  • Social Media Skills
  • Access to a computer and printer and university or a home office
  • Must use email regularly, check throughout the day

Internship Opportunity -"It's Elementary" Service Project (IESP – ASIA 4930)

Deadline: November 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

1-Credit Internship Program for Students in Chinese, Japanese and Indian Studies

Are you studying Japanese, Chinese, Hindi or any subject related to Japan, China or India?  Are you interested in teaching or simply sharing your knowledge about Asia with school-age children?  Earn one CU upper division credit hour teaching about a country of your interest to 1st and 2nd graders! Build your resume whether you are planning to teach, apply for a teaching position abroad or continue your studies at a graduate school.

Program Details:

  • The program is only offered in the Spring Semester.
  • Interns receive 1 CU upper division credit hour for a minimum of 45 hours of service, 25 of which must be in classrooms.
  • Service hours include training meetings with the TEA staff, visits to classrooms, lesson preparation, etc.  There will be a total of 4-5 meetings with the TEA staff throughout the semester.
  • Interns will design 3 lower elementary level lesson plans at the beginning of the semester, which they will use at school visits throughout the semester.
  • In the first few meetings, interns will be given sample lesson plans, a lesson plan organizer and other resources to help them create lesson plans.  TEA also has a resource room devoted to teaching about Asia which interns are welcome to borrow materials from. 
  • Other assignments include mid-term and final reports, blog entries after each visit, and completion of a time log.
  • Interns will visit kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classrooms in BVSD throughout the semester.  The schedule for class visitation will depend on the intern's as well as their classroom teachers' schedules.
  • Interns may be assigned to 2-3 schools and generally make 4-5 visits to each school.

Whom We are Looking For:

  • Undergraduate students with knowledge of Japanese, Chinese and Indian languages and cultures who have completed a minimum of 30 hours of college-level coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 before the start of spring semester
  • Those who have at least two blocks of 3 hours free during their week between school hours (8am-3pm) in the spring semester
  • Those who have access to cars or public transportation
  • Those who are excited about working with young children and are committed

What You Will Gain from This Internship:

  • An opportunity to work closely with elementary students and teachers in Boulder Valley
  • Professional skills in communication and organization
  • An opportunity to make a difference in a child's life by introducing them to Chinese/Indian/Japanese cultures and languages
  • Potential contacts for recommendation for future job opportunities

Career Services Student Assistantship

The Career Services office is seeking applications for a student employee to work with international students preparing for the job search and assist with researching best practices for international employment.  The start date is January 14, 2013, and the position will continue through mid-May.  Upon mutual agreement, there may also be an option to work a second year, if desirable.  This is a $10.00/hour paid position at 8-10 hours / week.

Benefits to student assistantship:

  • This position will help a student develop his/her own unique skills and abilities on projects relevant to his/her interests and aspirations.
  • Students have the opportunity to learn and develop:
  • Individual career interests and values
  • Skills in research and benchmarking best practices
  • To connect with employers and diverse students
  • Resume building skills and coaching experience
  • Marketable leadership, event planning, and public speaking skills

Minimum qualitfications:

Applicants must be enrolled as a junior/ senior or a graduate program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Availability in the early evenings is required at times, based on workshops.An ability to work autonomously to research best practices, tools, and resources.  An ability to present information both one-one and in larger groups.  Ability to provide feedback in a constructive manner.  An interest in international career issues. An interest in using creativity to brainstorm and develop new programs, ideas, and resources for students on campus.

Preferred qualifications:

Prefer students in a graduate program with a special interest in applicants in the following programs:  Asian Language and Civilization, Linguistics, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Communication, English and Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity.


  • Assist with researching best practices (including tools and resources) in career services regarding the support of international students and students looking to work abroad.
  • Conduct resume and cover letter critiques with international students.
  • Coordinate job / internship search workshops with other career counselors and employers, in partnership with the Office of International Education.
  • Gain familiarity with companies/ organizations that hire international students.
  • Vet organizations that provide work abroad opportunities to help department make decisions regarding working with particular organizations.
  • Gain familiarity with F-1 and H1B visa issues – challenges international students face with employment issues.
  • Participate in ongoing training and supervision.

Summer Language Program - National Security Agency

Summer Language Program

NSA offers foreign language students the opportunity to sharpen their language skills in reading and listening to a professional level. As an apprentice to senior NSA language analysts, you'll gain intensive experience exploiting communications for vital intelligence missions. You'll also have the unique opportunity for multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary growth in analytical skills. The Summer Language program is currently hiring students studying Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Pashto, Persian-Farsi, Russian and Urdu. The languages may change from year to year based on the Agency’s projected hiring needs.

    Internship at Glaze Cakes LLC

    Japanese Translation Intern

    Glaze Cakes LLC is a modern cutting edge Japanese style bakery opening in Denver 2012.  This is an exciting opportunity for an intern to understand the process one has to take to build a brand.  Glaze Cakes will be selling a Japanese style pastry which has proven success in the US, Europe, and Asia.  The company is seeking an intern that can facilitate communication with their manufacturer in Kobe, Japan as they do not speak English.  Staff will be working on contracts, the hiring and training of employees, store design and location, and logistics, etc.  This would be an exciting opportunity for someone. 

    Secondary Outreach Assistants at the Center for Asian Studies

    The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) currently has openings for Secondary Outreach Assistants (SOAs) who will contribute to the Center’s secondary school outreach program. The SOAs will work with the Classroom Outreach Coordinator and other Center staff to create and present lessons on Asia at Boulder-Denver area middle and high schools. The SOAs typically present lessons to social studies, geography, and history classes, but may also present to art or literature classes. The SOAs have the opportunity to apply their study of Asia at CU to authentic teaching situations and to stimulate the interest of younger students in the study of Asia and the world. This is also an excellent opportunity for those interested in education careers to meet local teachers and school administrators.

    Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan - Internship

    The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan seeks unpaid, part to full- time interns (12-35hrs/week) for the Summer term. Internship start/end dates and hours are flexible and can be adjusted to suit the academic schedule of the chosen candidate. The JICC is a part of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. Our primary role is to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information, educational services, and programs to the public. We strive to build bridges between cultures through various activities, such as film screenings, art exhibitions, an online newsletter, and school programs. The JICC is the gateway to connect the American public to Japan and the interns are an integral part of our efforts.

    Korean American Coalition - Summer College Internship Program

    The Korean American Coalition's (KAC) Summer College Internship Program (SCIP) is designed to provide personal and professional development opportunities to highly qualified Korean American college students, and to encourage them to take on future leadership roles in the Korean American community.

    South Asian American Digital Archive Internship Program

    The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is now accepting applications from students and recent-graduates seeking internship positions. Interns have the opportunity to work in a variety of capacities and gain experience engaging with digital archives initiatives at a start-up non-profit organization. SAADA accepts interns both in Philadelphia, where the organization is based, and remote interns located anywhere in the United States.