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Business Associate

Position Code: TOKDE02

Company Introduction:

This internship host company offers an innovative, fun, and easy to use language learning system that is designed to get users speaking from the very first lesson.

Language learners can do so at their own convenience and pace with the hosts short, effective, and fun audio and video lessons, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art website, mobile apps, and a vibrant user community.

They offer something for everyone, from the absolute beginner making contact with the language for the first time to the seasoned speaker. With a diverse mix of online and mobile products to choose from, users easily fit language learning into their busy life – not the other way around.

Role: Graphic Design

Internship Description:

The host organisation are looking for an intern who can work on;

  • Prepare images to coincide with social and blog posts
  • YouTube Thumbnails Creation
  • Using design templates with different content
  • Help organize/maintain Vector Graphics Library
  • Other projects as assigned

Activities are not limited to the above, and candidates are encouraged to discuss further their own abilities and interests in an interview to identify synergies.

Requirements:

  • Must be proficient with basic design programs (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Basic knowledge of word processing programs and spreadsheets
  • Organized, dependable, and detail-oriented

Video Production and Editing

Position Code: TOKDE01

Company Introduction:

This internship host company offers an innovative, fun, and easy to use language learning system that is designed to get users speaking from the very first lesson.

Language learners can do so at their own convenience and pace with the hosts short, effective, and fun audio and video lessons, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art website, mobile apps, and a vibrant user community.

They offer something for everyone, from the absolute beginner making contact with the language for the first time to the seasoned speaker. With a diverse mix of online and mobile products to choose from, users easily fit language learning into their busy life – not the other way around.

Role: Video Production and Editing

Internship Description:

The host organisation are looking for an intern who can work on;

  • Video editing: edit learning content, promotional materials, and repackage for SNS formats
  • Video production: assist with video productions in a professional studio setting
  • Metadata and design: scale video thumbnails from templates, update YouTube metadata
  • Administrative: revise and prep video publications, maintain archives and documentation
  • Coordinate fast-paced projects on a strict time-table

Activities are not limited to the above, and candidates are encouraged to discuss further their own abilities and interests in an interview to identify synergies.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong professional communication skills
  • Desire to seek the bigger picture in the details
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Familiarity with video production fundamentals: exposure triangle, 3 point lighting, framing
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Social Media Marketing and Video Editor

Position Code: TOKBS03

 

Company Introduction

This internship host is a Start-Up Media Company specialising in viral videos about Japan.

Established in 2019, the company has organically grown their Facebook page to over 770,000 followers worldwide with average video videos frequently topping 1 million.

They aim to show viewers the best of Japan in stunning 4K ultra-high definition from the newest craze and best food to traditional destinations. Locations and topics are hand-selected by the team and filming and editing are done completely in-house.

Partners and clients include Tastemade, Tastemade Japan, Tokyo Otaku Mode, JapanesePod101, Japan Travel, Cinnabon, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Ippudo, teamLab and many more.

 

Role: Social Media Marketing and Video Editing

 

Internship Description

The host organisation are looking for an intern who can;

  • Assist with social media tasks and channel management
  • Contribute to building the website (WordPress), article writing
  • Japanese speakers can assist with creating promotional decks
  • Video editing if applicants have experience
  • For Tokyo-based candidates, in-person is available; can travel to shoots, assist with recording for vlogs – able to take a more hands-on approach to the internship

Activities are not limited to the above, and candidates are encouraged to discuss further their own abilities and interests in an interview to identify synergies.

 

Requirements

  • Keen interest in Japan
  • Independent self-starter
  • Experience with using social media channels
  • Japanese language skills are a bonus
  • Video editing skills are a bonus
  • Internships can be both remote or in person (for students that are able to work from Tokyo)

Don’t exactly match these requirements? If you have the enthusiasm and want to learn – then speak to Pagoda about this position and we’ll see what is possible!

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WebXR Prototype Developer Internship

Internship Code: TOKIT01

Company Description:

After helping large companies and government agencies meet their accessibility goals for over a decade, the founder started this consulting company that can help any organization get its technology to work for people with disabilities efficiently. This consultancy is passionate about “contributing to a more accessible world”, and believes that all information technology should be available to anyone that needs to use it.

Since 2012, the team has grown into a global company, with team members joining us from throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. While they are fluent in the most current international accessibility standards, their primary focus is on how people with disabilities actually use technology. They help their clients develop their products accordingly, and we believe this has been the main driver of their success.

Internship Position:

WebXR Prototype Developer Internship

Internship Description:

As an intern, you will develop interactive WebXR prototypes that illustrate best practices for design and development to improve access for people with disabilities.

In this position, you will actively collaborate and create code using a WebXR Framework (like A-Frame, ThreeJS, or Wonderland Engine), JavaScript, CSS, and HTML to implement novel ideas for spatial experiences.

The company has several prototypes in production and many more for you to work and ideate on. Their work is open-sourced and promoted across the industry and topic-related media channels.

The ideal candidate will help the company iterate on ideas across a wide spectrum of abilities. You will create with them on blog posts and articles related to the prototypes that are built to influence the next generation of WebXR.

As the AR/VR/XR space gets slowly more and more crowded due to traction in the industry, they are providing a unique opportunity to build solutions to issues that are currently underserved. They guarantee that this opportunity will draw international attention to any work that is being created and if you want to stand out in XR (globally) and get the shine of a spotlight from the industry – here is your chance.

Internship Requirements:

  • Degree: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, UX/UI Design, Human-Computer Interaction
  • English language, solid foundation in Javascript/HTML
  • Must submit a hyperlink to portfolio demonstrating web-based Applications / Projects  (WebXR a plus)
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Marketing & Media Specialist at Online Magazine

Internship Code: TOKBS02

Company Description:

This organisation is a Tokyo based online digital magazine platform for English language teachers.

The companies aim is to make the magazine the place to go if your an English Language teacher, they aim to get the best information to readers in the form of articles, audio & video. They improve the lives of teachers by helping them access the best people possible from the field of language learning.

The magazine has ambitions to continue to grow and change, and endeavours to listen to and acknowledge its reader’s views. They plan to cover as much of the world of English teaching as possible and to feature what matters to their readers wherever they are.

Apply to the position, to be linked to the organisation’s website.

Internship Position:

Marketing & Media Specialist

Internship Description:

The host organisation are looking for an intern participant that can contribute to the following tasks;

  • On-page and off-page SEO
  • YouTube posting and videos
  • Social Media Channel management; Linkedin content posting
  • Contextual back-linking

The internship position is not limited to the outline above, and all candidates are encouraged during an interview to discuss responsibilities.

Internship Requirements:

  • Proficient in English writing
  • Ability to work independently with some support
  • Japan-related degree and interest in Japan is preferential