Jobs & Internships


EPIC Internship Program, Summer 2023

The Ehime Prefectural International Center (EPIC) Internship Program was established to foster friendship and understanding after the Ehime-maru tragedy on Feb. 9, 2001 when the American submarine U.S.S. Greeneville collided into the Japanese fishery-high school training vessel, Ehime-maru.  Nine of the thirty-five people on board were killed, including four high school students from the Uwajima Fisheries School.  The accident caused a rift between Japan and the U.S.  Many people from both countries worked collaboratively on a number of projects and exchanges to repair this relationship.  The EPIC Internship Program is one of these programs.

After a hiatus of three years (2020, 2021, and 2022) due to the COVID pandemic, the internship program will resume in summer 2023.

The deadline for applications:  March 6, 2023 (Monday)
Submit to:  Dr. Gay Satsuma (, Center for Japanese Studies, Moore Hall 216, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Mandatory in-person interviews:  March 8, 2023 (Wednesday) starting from 3:00 pm.

Please see the following documents for more information and application.

2023 application (word), 2023 application (pdf), 2023 guidelines, 2023 flyer, 2019 interns schedule (use as reference)