Location: Central London
£11.00 per hour
Full-time, for 12 months
Closing date: 16 February 2018, noon
About the Organisation
With offices in Tokyo and London, Kamakura Consulting is an independent consultancy offering corporations, industry associations, NGOs and government bodies a range of expert Japanese public affairs services, including political monitoring, policy analysis, government outreach and advocacy. Kamakura Consulting works in close collaboration with Japan's leading and largest public affairs and government relations company, GR Japan.
GR Japan specialises in Japanese government relations and public affairs, offering a range of related services, including policy and issue monitoring, stakeholder mapping, in-depth intelligence, political due diligence, strategic outreach, advocacy, public affairs campaigns and strategic support for public tenders.
The GR Japan team has an unrivalled network of contacts spanning the National Diet, ministries, political parties, local government bodies, media and academia. GR Japan is politically neutral and enjoys excellent working relations across the political spectrum. The company is growing, and currently employs nearly 40 people in its Japanese head office, and 1 in Australia.
More information on the company, their values, and their vision, can be found on their website.
Kamakura Consulting is looking to recruit a Japanese Public Affairs Research Intern. All activities of the post will be on GR Japan-related work. The main function of the post is research into Japanese public policy and public affairs. As Kamakura Consulting is a small organisation there will be a small amount of operational administrative work to be undertaken, as well as support for the Managing Director, including some basic administrative tasks. There are likely to be opportunities for business travel to Japan or elsewhere.
The successful candidate will be someone fluent in English and Japanese, and must have excellent written English. They will have an existing interest in Japanese public affairs, excellent research and analytical skills and will possess the ability to communicate their findings to a range of audiences both orally and in writing.
The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team is a requirement of the post, along with the ability to meet deadlines and work flexibly. You should be competent in the use of IT related equipment and software, and have a good standard of basic maths.
Please note that although this post is open to non-European citizens with existing visas allowing them to work in the UK, the organisation is not in a position to become a sponsor for those requiring a new or renewed visa.
Closing date for applications is 16 February 2018, 12 noon.
Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.
Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.