Join the Discover Nikkei Team

Discover Nikkei Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Discover Nikkei is a project of the Japanese American National Museum. It’s a multilingual website about Nikkei—Japanese migrants and their descendants in the world.


Our mission is to celebrate cultural diversity and explores both global and local identities through an international network. The project connects generations and communities by sharing stories and perspectives of the Nikkei, people of Japanese descent who have migrated and settled throughout the world.

Thank you for your interest in helping us grow Discover Nikkei! We have a very limited budget to run this project and so we depend on volunteers to help us with all aspects of the site as well as related virtual programs and promotion. Language support is needed in English, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Volunteers interview authors, artists, filmmakers, and others; review books and films; and more. Other volunteer opportunities include translations, transcribing oral history interviews, video editing, graphic design, assisting with social media posts and responding to multilingual inquiries, and web development (must be proficient in Python/Django). Additional volunteer opportunities are available.

Most Discover Nikkei volunteers work remotely and communication and coordination is primarily done through e-mail or through Slack. All volunteers must be able to communicate in writing and verbally in English, although Japanese and Spanish can be accommodated as secondary languages.

You do not need to be a professional in the area that you are volunteering. Many of our volunteers are students or others wanting to gain experience, while others just want the opportunity to learn about new topics. Volunteers just need to demonstrate proficiency in the area of work. Writers/editors/translators must submit samples that demonstrate fluency and skill in the language they will be writing/translating into. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us at editor@DiscoverNikkei.org.

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