Awaji Youth Federation Fellowship 2022 in Japan

The AYF Fellowship is a one-year live-in working internship on Awaji Island, Japan at the home of the Awaji Youth Federation, Manabi no Sato. It provides selected Fellows with the opportunity to challenge themselves and hone their individual skills in a multicultural environment that reflects both the needs of the Japanese workplace and the opportunities that come with a flexibly structured and stimulating `learning by doing` curriculum.

Guided by the philosophy of `Be the Change You Wish to See`, AYF works under the umbrella of the Pasona Group towards sustainable solutions for society`s problems. AYF Fellows have a special chance to bring a unique global perspective to a highly localized regional community on Awaji Island in Japan.

Qualifications Required

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • English ability of TOEIC 800 or equivalent for non-native speakers. (Fluent both in speaking and writing)
  • Japanese language skill (JLPT N1-N3)preferable
  • Commitment to solving society’s problems and contributing to our projects.
  • Core values of hard work, discipline, and care for others
  • Flexible, perseverance and resilience
  • The ability and drive to translate ideas into concrete action

Fees and Conditions

  • The AYF Fellowship has been designed so that Fellows will be able to enhance their skills and abilities without being burdened financially while in Japan. As an Awaji Youth Federation Fellow, you will be employed by the Pasona Group Inc. and enjoy the following benefits and conditions, while fees and government taxes are processed by Pasona. Applicants who are successfully selected need to fund their own travel costs to and from Japan.
  • Below is last generation’s financial breakdown
BenefitsFellowship Activities
1. Stipend JPY 70,0001. 5 days a week of working & learning
2. Government fees and taxes covered2. 10 days of paid leave available six months into the Fellowship
3. Program, Accommodation & Meals covered 
AccommodationMeals (Working days only)
1. Individual room in either Japanese or Western style1. Although AYF attempts to accommodate Fellows with food allergies, special dietary needs or those following
2. Utility costs such as electricity and Wi-Fi are included religious dietary practices including Halal diet, the dishes we provide are general buffet style.

Application Timeline

  • 2022 Applications will be done on a Rolling Admission basis. Join AYF Global to get access to the application form.
  • AYF Global Sign-up Form
November 1stDecember 31stDecember – January
Applications openOverseas Candidates Application DeadlineInterviews / over skype
 Shortlisted applicants will be notified by early December.Applicants passing the first round of interviews will be invited for a second round.
January 2022February 15thApril 2022
COE & VisaJapan Residents Application DeadlineFellowship Begins
Take necessary procedures for immigration and employment.Shortlisted applicants will be notified on a Rolling Basis 

For more information, please visit AYF Fellowship Program website.