PCV interns are a vital part of our community. They work with our team of villagers and join us in our day-to-day tasks. 

Application Process

We are currently searching for interns for Spring 2019. Applications for Summer 2019 are closed. Applications for Fall 2019 will be posted on this website in the near future. Please see details about the Spring application timeline below:

Application available October 31, 2018
Application deadline November 25, 2018
Selection of 3-5 candidates December 1, 2018
Interviews via Skype December 4 - 18, 2018
Final candidate selection December 21, 2018

Applicant Profile

IMG_4884.JPGApplicants should be 18 years or older and enrolled in an institute of higher learning. We are especially interested in those studying agriculture, landscaping, or architecture, and those who have an interest in nonprofit management, conflict resolution, peace studies, Japanese culture, ESL education, event planning, and camp counseling.

Japanese language proficiency is not required, but an interest in learning more about Japanese language and culture is an absolute must. Applicants should be in good overall physical health and be prepared for the expectations of community living, including cooking meals for the community and cleaning our facilities. Although not required, it is preferred that interns come to Japan with an international driving license. 

Intern Responsibilities

Activities vary depending on scheduling, season, and the interns skills and interests. An average day for an intern might include teaching English, furthering construction and facilities projects, working on the organic farm, posting to our social media channels, blog writing, staffing Peace Camps and Hiroshima Adventures, or attending various community events and festivals. 

Internship Fees

To make PCV internships as accessible as possible, we provide all our interns with free lodging on campus. We suggest at least 20,000 yen per month in donations, which covers food and utilities. We also ask that our interns consider becoming PCV members. Lodging and meals outside the Village, travel expenses, and personal expenses are not included. For more information on community life and work flow at PCV, please see our International Community page.   


What to Bring

□ Work clothes (long-sleeved shirts and long pants) 
□ Gloves 
□ Boots 
□ Rain gear 
□ A jacket 
□ Sandals
□ Other toiletries or personal effects
If you decide to bring your own shampoo, conditioner, or soap, please make sure it is organic, without surfactants. The water that we use for bathing goes straight into our field afterwards! We have eco-friendly products here that you can use.

If you are interested in an internship at PCV, please email us at We look forward to hearing from you!