We are seeking a Japanese/English bilingual Project Coordinator Intern to join our Tokyo studio. As a Project Coordinator Intern, you will support IDEO teams by helping organize, translate and schedule activities for our clients. This is a full-time, 6-month position with a focus on supporting IDEO Tokyo’s teaching-related activities.
We are looking for a collaborative and creative individual, someone highly motivated by getting things done alongside others. This person will contribute across projects, with a focus towards teaching engagements, client workshops, public events, research projects, studio inspiration, translation to and from Japanese, and more. Our ideal candidate is someone who can handle last-minute requests, remains calm under pressure, and moves fluidly between English and Japanese to solve problems.
This is a tremendous opportunity for an individual who thrives on creating order out of chaos while exhibiting exemplary time management and organization skills. Individuals who have prospered in similar roles within IDEO have come from design and architecture schools, advertising, large Japanese companies, management consulting, event coordination, food service, entertainment, and retail customer service.
Strong Japanese and English verbal and written skills are required for this position.
IDEO Tokyo’s mission is to help enable change in Japan through design and creativity. As part of a small studio that is growing, this person must demonstrate a collaborative working style, great communication skills, and the ability to flourish in a flexible environment of creativity and innovation.
IDEO values people who are optimistic, collaborative, who take ownership, embrace ambiguity, talk less do more, learn from failure, and have the want to make others successful.
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. We work hard, but we also craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in both the design process and your career.
To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter including an explanation on “why you want to intern at IDEO and what you expect to learn from your internship experience”.
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.