The Japan office of USA Work & Travel seeks two monitors who want to participate in the group’s summer job program in the U.S.

The office will cover the monitors’ application and participation fees as well as the cost of their overseas insurance plans. However, successful applicants are expected to pay for their own flights, accommodations and meals while in the U.S. USA Work & Travel is a nonprofit educational organization based in Honolulu.

Applicants must be university or two-year college students aged between 18 and 30 with conversational-level English proficiency.

The monitors are expected to use advice and job information from the Japan office to find companies in the U.S. that will hire them. They must also find and arrange their own accommodations.

They can then work a maximum of four months between June 1 and Oct. 15.

Applicants are required to send a resume, a copy of their student identification card and a 400-character essay in Japanese explaining what they consider to be a summer job. The application package must arrive at the office by May 15.

For more information, call the Japan office at (03) 5952-5555.

Applications sought for study-abroad scholarship

Temp Research Institute Co. is accepting applications for the 15th Tempstaff Youth International Scholarship.

The scholarship is for the institute’s one-year study-abroad program. The institute is affiliated with temp agency Tempstaff Co.

The institute’s International Cross-Cultural Committee will grant scholarships to 37 applicants to cover all or part of the costs of staying in the United States or Britain for a year.

Scholarship recipients will study English and business-related subjects at a U.S. or British university and work at local companies for three months as interns.

Applicants must be students at colleges, universities or graduate schools aged 18 or older.

Applicants are asked to send a designated application form and an essay no longer than 800 Japanese characters about their personality. The application package must arrive by May 19.

Applicants who pass the first round of screening will be invited to a second round in June, when they will undergo an English exam and interview.

For details, call the committee at (03) 5421-3880 or check its Web site at www.iccworld.co.jp/sc/index.shtml

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