Tokyo has a population of over 13 million people and Tokyo is a world-leading metropolis where Japanese business, government and finance meets world-class institutions and the highest concentration of universities in Japan. Moreover, Tokyo is home to 76% of the foreign affiliated companies in Japan. Wow! If you dream of interning in Tokyo, we can help you every step of the way. Tokyo is an ideal venue for a challenging and rewarding internship.
We offer free internship guidance and we are ready to answer any question you might have.
Why apply for an internship through us rather than handling the process yourself?
You may ask yourself why you should contact us to help you find an internship position in Tokyo rather then handling the process yourself. Traveling abroad and investing in your future is a big cost, and imagine what you would do if you went to Tokyo without any security network? What if you are not happy with your internship position, or if you are only asked to make coffee for your colleagues and clean tables? That would be a waste of your time and money.
We help you find an internship position in Tokyo where your role is highly valued and where you have support and security 24/7. Moreover, we help you with:
- your application
- your resume/CV
- accommodation (if you wish)
- travel insurance
- guide you about private scholarships
- and much more
...and we're always available should you have any questions during your internship in Tokyo.
You do not pay anything for our service and you are free to ask as many questions as you'd like, and there are no hidden fees written anywhere. Only when you decide to apply for an internship in Tokyo, you will pay for the internship package (please see prices below) and we will set you in contact with our internship partner and the internship process will begin.
Examples of internship positions in Tokyo
If you decide to apply for an internship in buzzing Tokyo you can apply for positions with companies ranging from start-ups to global organizations, multinationals and NGOs in a broad range of industries. Examples are:
Business and communications - marketing, operations and market research e.g.:
- Brand Communication
- Digital Marketing
- Market Research
Examples of tasks and responsibilities can be:
- Propose article plans, conduct interviews and write articles for company-owned media
- Provide support for Japanese team members when English is required such as translating and proofreading English documents
- Conduct research and report on the work style in the US or in your home country
- Create articles and blog posts using social media on competitive products
Nonprofit and NGO - program development and management, think tanks and advocacy groups:
- Public Policy and International Affairs
- Human Rights and Social Justice
Information Technology and Computer Science - front-end and back-end coding, IT and technical customer support such as:
- API Development
- System Development
Examples of tasks and responsibilities can be:
- System development assistance based on APIs for the business applciation platform
- Customer support and internal inquiry support for US-based customers and employees
- Research and answer English-language questions in the developer community network
- Assist with the refining of the developer network site, including creating and reviewing documents such as English reviews
Internships in an English language work environment are available in addition to those in Japanese. If you have Japanese language skills you will have a larger variety of placement options.
What is included in the internship package?
Once you have enjoyed our free internship guidance and decide to pay for our internship package this is what is included in the price:
Personalized Placement including pre-placement interview, student assessment, resume review; personalized matching with appropriate internship opportunity from AIC database and ongoing employer outreach; coaching and troubleshooting during the interview process.
Academic Components designed by our university partners or through online coursework.
Housing in shared rooms, typically two students per room, in a location accessible to the center in Tokyo.
Student Orientation including a pre-departure orientation and an on-site city orientation, featuring a tour of Tokyo’s city streets, tips on experiencing the best of Tokyo culture, introduction to local markets and services, and guidance on navigating Tokyo.
Ongoing Local Support from our local, on-site Program Team, including full-time program management, coaching and troubleshooting, and 24-hour emergency support throughout the program.
Professional Development opportunities that include workshops, symposiums or materials on interviewing skills, working styles, making the most of your internship experience, and industry-specific networking in Tokyo.
Cultural Activities including site visits or social sector briefings with community leaders from various organizations.
Prices for internships in Tokyo
All prices are subject to change and we always advise you to contact us so that we can tell you our updated prices for internships in Japan.
8 weeks (Summer only)
Without housing: € 2,128
With housing: € 5,520
Without housing: € 2,210
With housing: € 7,080
Good to know about internships in Tokyo
Please note that our internship partner does not arrange multiple interviews/positions with the opportunity for the intern to choose. If you are not satisfied with the prospective position you can ‘pass’ on this placement with valid reasons and we can try to find another company. You won’t have the opportunity to come back to the original position. We recommend that if you are satisfied with this initial placement then you should accept.
Internships in Tokyo are always unpaid but you may receive compensation from your internship company such as e.g. lunch, public transportation card or something else.