The bilingual English-Japanese North American Post and the all-Japanese language Soy Source newspapers welcome student interns. You may receive class credit and work on varied projects. Please contact from this form.
Past Intern Testimonials
Travis Suzaka (2008 Intern)
“I first started interning with The North American Post as a student at the University of Washington , while taking a course on Japanese Internment Camps. Through my experiences reporting on local events in the Japanese American community, I realized the importance of this decades-old newspaper; to tell the stories of the past, provide a social web, and preserve the culture and traditions of the Nikkei in Seattle. Ever since then, I’ve continued to stay involved in organizations and events with my fellow Yonsei friends.
During my internship, I had the opportunity to work in a bilingual environment with very inter-culturally-minded staff. Conversing with my supervisors really inspired me to further my language capabilities which led me to study abroad in Tokyo.
Several years after my internship and studying/working abroad in Japan, I’m back in Seattle working in the community and using my Japanese on a daily basis. I continue to learn Japanese calligraphy, shamisen, and tea ceremony.”
Kendall Kosai (Former Staff Writer)
“As a Yon-sei (4th generation) Japanese American, interning with the North American Post newspaper and traveling to Japan has given me the unique opportunity to connect with not only my heritage, but also my community.”