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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

2023 Spring TCS Internship Program 2023年02月24日(金)

締切日/開催日 2023年03月08日(水)

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Application for 2023 Spring Internship Program offered by Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) for GraSPP students is now open.

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) is an intergovernmental organization established in 2011 by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) (collectively called ‘CJK’) to promote peace and common prosperity in Northeast Asia.
The TCS Internship Program aims to enhance trilateral cooperation among the PRC, Japan, and the ROK by inviting CJK university students to gain valuable work experience for their career path as they develop cross-cultural skills and an understanding of TCS’s mission.

Internship Information

Designation of Department-in-charge

The Planning Team will designate a team in charge of the intern with consultation from the Leaders of Statistics and PR teams, considering the intern’s academic background and interest and the team’s demand. The Team Leader of the designated team will supervise and evaluate the intern.

Scope of functions

To help strengthen the intern’s understanding of the functions and activities of the TCS as well as the works of an international organization, the intern may be instructed to serve the following functions to the satisfaction of the aforementioned objectives:
– Compute and analyze data, using statistical formulas and computers or calculators
– Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy
– Translate required contents to native languages
– Enter data into computers for use in analyses or reports
– Compile reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret the findings of analyses
– Other tasks assigned to implement the project
– Assist in implementation of PR project activities
– Prepare administrative documents and translating documents
– Research, compile and organize information and documents for activities
– Support with social media promotion
* Except for the Statistics and PR functions, the interns may be asked to serve functions not covered in this announcement, as well as to provide support when necessary.

Working Hours and Location

– 1st term: during the break (Feb to Mar 2023)
– 2nd term: during the semester (Apr to Jul 2023) Application for this term

Working Hours: 4 hours per day in principle between 09:00 to 18:00 (KST)
– An intern’s working hours by default for online internship students will be up to 20 hours per week and will be flexibly decided according to Board’s consultation and each department’s project schedule.

: Home-based

Financial Support

Monthly salary* (20h/week): 1,048,580 won
*Monthly salary for offline interns was calculated depending on their working hours a week (based on the minimum hourly wage of KRW 9,620 under Korean Labor Law).
All the costs connected with an intern’s participation, except the above financial support, shall be covered by the intern.

Please carefully check the Terms of Reference for the details.


Please submit the following documents to <ppsupport.j[at]> (replace [at] with @) with the subject line “TCS Winter Internship Application”.

a) Application form
b) Latest transcript

1. Submission deadline

March 8, 2023

2. Important notice for scholarship recipients

a) WB, JICA and IMF scholars may not apply for this internship since this will be a paid internship.
b) ADB scholars need to notify the ADB by a letter with information on the internship through GraSPP Office before applying for the internship and obtain permission from the ADB first.
c) JDS scholars need to consult with JICE for the procedure before starting the internship.

3. Selection
The screening result will be notified individually by e-mail from GraSPP Office. TCS may hold an interview after a paper screening by GraSPP faculty member(s). 

4. Others
a) For your information, please check through the to-do list after you get shortlisted as recommended candidates.
b) Once you complete the internship, you are required to submit a survey.

5. For inquiry
Please e-mail to Manami Sato <ppsupport.j[at]> (replace [at] with @)