Australian Embassy

Job opportunities

About working with us

Job vacancies at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo are advertised below.

Locally engaged staff do not have diplomatic or consular status, privileges or immunity. Wages and conditions of service are based on Japanese labour laws and Japanese labour market conditions.

Current local job opportunities

We do not currently have any vacancies at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo.


Internships at the Australian Embassy

Internships at the Australian Embassy, Tokyo

Note: Applications for 2020 internships are open from 1 October to 31 October 2019.

We welcome applications from university students 18 years or older to undertake an internship at the Australian Embassy, Tokyo.

Internships allow students with an interest in international relations (political, trade and economic policy, public diplomacy, education, defence, resources) to gain an insight into the work of the Embassy.

Every intern has a different set of experiences. Our aim is to give our interns exposure to the Embassy’s activities through project work as well as involvement in the day-to-day activities of the Embassy.

Internships are unpaid and open to Australian and Japanese nationals for periods of between eight to twelve weeks. Travel costs, living arrangements and insurance are the responsibility of the intern. It is intern’s responsibility to obtain a valid visa/permission to stay in Japan and for all the arrangements and costs involved.

A high level of English and Japanese language skills are required for most intern placements.

Please note that, should your application be successful, you will be required to complete a security check before starting your internship.

Only applicants progressing to the next stage will be contacted by the Embassy.  Applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted by embassy staff between 1 November 2019 and 31 January 2020.

A complete Job Application Sheet and current CV must be submitted by email (Subject: Internship application – Your Full Name) to by 31 October 2019 to apply for 2020 internships.

Interns: FAQs

For your further interest, please refer to the frequently asked questions.


Please note that a security assessment is a mandatory condition of employment with the Embassy.

The Embassy is an equal opportunity employer and is a smoke-free workplace.