PCV interns are a vital part of our community. They work with our team of villagers and join us in our day-to-day tasks.
Applications for internships in Summer 2019 are closed. Applications for Fall 2019 will be posted on this website in the near future.
Applicants should be 18 years or older and enrolled in an institute of higher learning. We are especially interested in those studying agriculture, construction, landscaping, or architecture, and those who have an interest in nonprofit management, conflict resolution, peace studies, Japanese culture, ESL education, event planning, and camp counseling.assis
Japanese language proficiency is not required, but an interest in learning more about Japanese language and culture is an absolute must. Applicants should be in good overall physical health and be prepared for the expectations of community living, including cooking meals for the community, living with roommates, and cleaning our facilities. Although not required, it is easier for all when interns come to Japan with an international driving license.
Activities vary depending on scheduling, season, and the intern's skills and interests. An average day for an intern might include assisting with English teaching, furthering construction and facilities projects, working on our organic farm, posting to our social media channels, blog writing, staffing Peace Camps and Hiroshima Adventures, cooking or cleaning with the community, or attending local events and festivals.
To make PCV internships as accessible as possible, we provide all our interns with free lodging on campus. We suggest at least 20,000 yen per month in donations, which covers food and utilities. We also ask that our interns consider becoming PCV members. Interns are responsible for paying for lodging and meals outside the Village, and for personal expenses. For more information on community life and work flow at PCV, please see our International Community page.
What to Bring
□ Work clothes (long-sleeved shirts and long pants)
□ Rain gear
□ A jacket
□ Other toiletries or personal effects
If you decide to bring your own shampoo, conditioner, or soap, please make sure it is organic, without surfactants. The water that we use for bathing drains straight into our fields! We have eco-friendly products here that you can use.
If you are interested in an internship at PCV, please email us at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!