Tanimoto Peace Foundation Internship Scholarship

The Tanimoto Peace Foundation, in partnership with the Hiroshima World Friendship Center, is offering an Internship Scholarship to up to three motivated individuals to come to Hiroshima for one month. The purpose of their study is to learn about, research about, participate in and write about one of the four pillars of the Tanimoto Peace Foundation: History, Peace Education, Art and Spirituality.

The internship will take place from July 4 – August 1, 2020 in Hiroshima, JAPAN.

Qualifications: The TPF Intern should be:

  • 18 years old at the time of arrival in Hiroshima
  • Interested in the history of Hiroshima and the atomic bomb
  • Open-minded and adaptable to new situations
  • Well-organized and a hard worker
  • Exploring life’s questions
  • Seeking peace internally as well as externally
  • Recommended by a faculty member
  • Familiarity with Japanese language would be useful, but not necessary

The Scholarship will include:

  • Round-trip airfare from your nearest international or connecting airport to Hiroshima
  • Lodging in Hiroshima at the World Friendship Center
  • Per diem allowance of ¥3000 (1 approx. $30)
  • Travel within Japan for research purposes
  • The Scholarship will not include health coverage or transportation to your airport.

The Intern is expected to:

  • Sign and meet all terms of the Contract (to be sent after acceptance)
  • Reside and work at the World Friendship Center and assist them in their daily activities
  • Participate in TPF four-pillar activities
  • Pursue independent research related to the Intern’s area of interest
  • Make a presentation of research project at the end of the Internship
  • Write a ten-page report or submit an art project within one month after the Internship, reports and art project to become property of TPF
  • Write a two-page evaluation of the internship program within one month of the Internship
  • Become part of the TPF Alumni group


  • Cover letter of introduction and CV
  • Essay: “Why I want to spend a month in Hiroshima” (500 words) based on one of the TPF pillars
  • Letter of Recommendation from faculty member (to be sent separately)
  • Deadline for receipt of application is April 10. Interviews will be conducted online between April 15-20 and final selection by April 25.
  • Application materials should be sent to rklein@gol.com

Cancellation: TPF will continue to monitor the health risks of coming to Japan and will inform accepted Interns by June 1 of the cancellation of the program for 2020.

Tanimoto Peace Foundation website: http://tanimotopeacefoundation.org/about/
World Friendship Center website: https://www.wfchiroshima.org/english/

Further questions should be sent to Dr. Ron Klein, rklein@gol.com