Supporting Human Rights Studies at The Carter Center
In November of 1997, President Jimmy Carter and Tadahiro Yoshida, then president of YKK Corporation, established the Yoshida Scholarship Program for Japanese students to conduct research at The Carter Center. This program involves at 9 to 12 month paid internship for Japanese nationals to do research at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Japanese students who participate in this internship must be Japanese citizens, have a background in African studies, Humanities, Law, Political Science, Economics, Management, Sociology, International Relations, Peace Studies, Pathology, or Public Health. They must also posses at least a bachelor’s degree or have completed their degree by the start of the internship program, and they must be currently enrolled in graduate school. They also have to have strong English language skills. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter. It is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization committed to improving human rights, alleviating human suffering, preventing and resolving conflicts, enhancing freedom and democracy, and improving health.