Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms is an agricultural social enterprise. They want to use their tea to contribute to society and spread their passion for tea around the world. They are looking for passionate individuals who love tea and wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of Japanese tea and culture. Their program offers a unique opportunity to connect with people from all over the world, to gain intercultural experiences and build meaningful relationships. The program is offered year-round with regular application deadlines for various internship periods.
TENTATIVE POSTING FOR 2021.DETAILS OR AVAILABILITY MAY CHANGE AS THEY FINALIZE THEIR PLANS; CHECK THE EXTERNAL PROGRAM WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.
During your time at Obubu you can expect to learn about brewing, preparation and basic tea chemistry. Obubu’s internship offers a unique experience, which allows you to follow the process of traditional tea production from leaf to cup. You will have the opportunity to interact with our Japanese employees, farmers and local community members. You will experience Japanese culture firsthand through events, social interaction, and daily living. Interns will be primarily in the Obubu office maintaining international relations and the English website.
You are expected to contribute your own skills through individual and group tasks and projects that will be largely self-motivated. However, within your schedule there will be regular contact with Obubu staff members, which will offer guidance and access to relevant resources. Obubu interns will be expected to be involved in the following:
- Tea tours
- Community events
- Social media and publicity
- Engagement with local media
- Website content
- Program management
- Hospitality for clients and guests
- Household maintenance
- Tea farming
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