Summer Internship

The Summer Intern Program is on hiatus for 2016. Please check back for information about the 2017 Summer Internship Program.

SJT is seeking one intern for our Summer Internship Program. Since 1995, SJT has been introducing student interns to the dynamics and operations of a non-profit arts organization, offering the practical work experience required to balance artistic and administrative excellence. Although this is primarily an administrative internship, hands-on taiko instruction can be offered if time allows.

In recent years, we have had interns from Princeton, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Riverside, USC, St. Olaf College, San Jose City College, Santa Clara University, Stanford, Oberlin, and Swarthmore. Past interns have gone on to play with taiko groups such as ON Ensemble, TaikoProject, Jiten Daiko, Jun Daiko, Fu-un No Kai (Eitetsu Hayashi), and San Jose Taiko.

Intern Activities

  • Marketing and production planning
  • Assisting in general administrative office work 
  • Researching and archiving taiko resource materials
  • Using iMovie and iDVD to edit and archive videos
  • Other duties as time and experience allow


You must be a full-time college student during the 2014-2015 school year.

International students must be legally permitted to work in the US and have appropriate documentation.

Previous taiko experience and a current driver's license are preferred but not necessary. Working knowledge of Apple computers is helpful.


Honorarium = $1,000. Interns will be working at the SJT Office in San Jose Japantown, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week. Housing and transportation are not included.


June 22 - July 17, 2015

To Apply

Please fill out this online application form by APRIL 15, 2015. Resume, cover letter, and one to two letters of recommendation are required. Notification of acceptance will occur by May 1, 2015.

Applicants who are severely allergic to dogs should contact SJT before submitting their application.


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