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Tell Japan

Submissions open: 
Monday, January 11, 2021
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 23:59

Host Organization:    Tell Japan


Organization Profile: Mental health and suicide prevention non-profit in Japan. About 10 staff plus 30 therapist contract staff, and over 100 volunteers on the Lifeline.

City:      Tokyo  

Internship format: Virtual/Remote

Work description:  

1:  TELL Counseling Office Internship

  • Support for counseling office

  • Observe clinical staff meetings and case conferences

  • Learn about grant writing

  • TELL Lifeline training activities such as interviews and training material

  • Support outreach activities in child protection, exceptional parenting, and others

2:  TELL Office Internship

  • Gain experience and learn about the operations of a non-profit organization in the Japanese market

  • Business office administration and fundraising activities

  • Social media, marketing creation

  • The maintenance and development of TELL websites

  • Community outreach programs such as school awareness visits

Number of Opening(s):   1

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates (Monday to Friday, April 12 - June 4, 2021 OR June 21– August 13, 2021): Full time/five days a week

Local Language:     Japanese, not required but a plus  

Additional desired intern qualifications:  We prefer an intern who is in the same or similar time zone to Japan, as we would like them to attend synchronous meetings at least weekly and possibly more than once per week for seminars or other support.

United States of America (Stanford off-campus)
City or Cities: 
  • Internship duration must be at least 8 weeks full-time (35+ hours/week) in a non-academic quarter (Flex Term).
  • Students must have been enrolled in classes for two quarters before they are eligible to participate in full-time Stanford-funded opportunities during a Flex Term. Therefore, these types of opportunities will only be available in Spring and Summer Quarter.
  • Students must have completed two full-time enrolled quarters this academic year by the time their internship opportunity begins, but these quarters do not have to be consecutive.
  • Students can only participate in the program by taking a Flex Term during the internship experience.
  • Students are not eligible to participate in the Program while on a Leave of Absence (Please review this video for an explanation of a Flex Term vs. a Leave of Absence and consult this page for a planning tool for your Term Options).
  • International students must consult with Bechtel before attempting to take a Flex Term without previous three quarters of full-time enrollment.
  • A student may not be funded for more than one full time project in the 2020-21 academic year.
  • This position is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status. 
  • Participants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the quarter prior to the internship. 

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing

Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission. 

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.

Time of Year: 
Spring, Summer
Open To: 


Stanford Global Studies Internship Program