• Japan
    • Tokyo
    • Nagoya
    • Osaka
    • Kyoto
    • Fukuoka
    • Okinawa
4 to 24 weeks
Financial Support
Payment plans

Program Details

Year Round
Apartment Host Family Hotel
Weekly Hours
Age Min.
Age Max
  • University or higher
  • Young Professionals are welcome to apply
  • High School Students are welcome to apply


Starting Price
Price Details
We offer 4 programs in Japan - different programs, different prices

There are 2 fees:
The application fee and the Program Fee

The application fee is $550 and the program fee starts from $2,500 (4 weeks Internships + Basics program).
The program fee will be invoiced once your internship has been confirmed. It is also possible to pay in installments.
You'll get your money back if Zentern can't arrange your internship in Japan (terms apply).
What's Included
Activities Some Activities Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Visa Wifi
What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Travel Insurance
Jul 26, 2020
Oct 05, 2023
51 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Choose from 4 different internship programs:

šŸŒø Internship + Culture
šŸŽ Internship + Japanese Lessons
šŸŽŒ Internship + Basics
šŸ‘©ā€šŸ’» Online / Remote Internship

Start your adventure and experience the culture and daily life as a local.
Operating mainly in Tokyo and Osaka you can choose your placement from a wide variety of internships.
No Japanese is needed and you can sign up for our Japanese classes.

Apply now or let's set up an online meeting. We'd love to meet with you and hear what we can do for you.
Thanks for making Zentern part of your experience!

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Program Highlights

  • Earn transferrable College Credit!
  • Intern, travel and learn the language in Japan!

Program Reviews

4.98 Rating
based on 42 reviews
  • 5 rating 97.62%
  • 4 rating 2.38%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.85
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Internship at Haloworld Inc.

I had a truly exceptional experience that taught me a great deal about both my field of study and Japanese culture. I want to express my gratitude to Noa Berendson, Tempuu Siva, and Tetsushi Hoshino for their assistance and guidance throughout my journey. Working under Tetsushi-san's supervision was a pleasure, and I had a comfortable and stimulating work environment. The skills and knowledge I gained will undoubtedly benefit me in my academic pursuits. My time in Japan left me with a wonderful impression, and I hope to return soon.

  • All types of support
  • Uniqueness
  • I recived everything that was promised to me
  • Housing options were limited and expensive
10 people found this review helpful.
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Zentern - A great way to explore Japan

To anyone who does not know Japanese but is considering coming to Japan for work experience or just to explore the culture, Zentern is a great stepping stone to get you started! Not only did they help me find an internship position within only a month, I am also very satisfied with the role I got as it matches my career goals. I was interested in UX and landed an internship position that allowed me to assist the company in developing their website, it was so much fun and I could not ask for a better job.

It's also important to note that I did not have any work experience so it was really helpful for them to go through each and every step with me such as resume, cover letter, and even interview prep. I truly enjoyed my time in Japan and am grateful to meet so many new friends from around the globe through the activities Zentern organized for us.

P.S. One piece of advice I would give is that it's best to look for accommodation as soon as you land an offer since there are limited options!

  • Job Placement
  • Fun Activities
  • Helpful Staffs
26 people found this review helpful.
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Zenterns Feedback

The internship in Japan was an invaluable experience. The cultural immersion provided a unique perspective and broadened my horizons. The work environment was highly professional, fostering growth and learning. The team was supportive, encouraging collaboration and knowledge sharing. The projects assigned were challenging yet rewarding, allowing me to apply my skills and expand my expertise. The exposure to Japanese business practices and work ethic was enlightening. Overall, the internship in Japan surpassed my expectations, leaving me with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for Japanese culture.

27 people found this review helpful.
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My time in Japan

My first time in Japan and internship experience with Zentern surpassed all expectations. They truly understood my needs and provided excellent guidance throughout the process. As a first year marketing student, I was unsure about the specific work I would enjoy. However, Zentern ensured I had the opportunity to explore various tasks at a well-suited company. During my time in Japan I got to travel and meet lots of people. I will miss Japan and the friendships I made. This unforgettable experience will forever hold a special place in my heart!

  • You'll meet many people from all over the world
  • Japan is beautiful and has amazing food!
  • Great guidance and friendly staff
  • Since I didn't speak the language fluently, I really wish I had studied a bit before coming to Japan.
34 people found this review helpful.
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My Internship in Japan with Zentern

I highly recommend Zentern Internships to anyone looking for an unforgettable internship experience in Japan. The level of support, cultural immersion, and professional development opportunities provided by Zentern are truly unmatched. I am incredibly grateful for my experience with Zentern and would gladly do it all over again!

Zentern was always quick in response and I felt very listened to. They exactly knew what I was looking for and always checked in with me to make sure I was feeling at home in Japan.

Japan is such a wonderful but different country, there were a lot of things I needed to get adjusted to. Especially the size of my room was smaller than I thought (or perhaps we have too much space back home!). All in all, I had a great experience.

  • Quick response and process
  • Affordable compared to other programs
  • I could always depend on the support and never felt alone
  • Nothing!
37 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience in Tokyo

Last summer I signed up for the internship program with Zentern in Tokyo. At first I was skeptical that the program was real because it was so much more affordable than other programs of its type. Luckily though, Zentern came through and I was able to have an amazing experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I did the culture and career option so that I could go on group outing and meet my peers in the program since I was going to be travelling alone. It was a good choice because shortly after I arrived I had some friends and a support system for my time there. My internship was a valuable experience and I feel like I learned a lot about the industry as well as the country and my coworkers. I also got to explore Tokyo and its surrounding area thanks to Zentern coordinating several fun day trips, group events. I also have to hand it to Noa at Zentern for being an amazing coordinator and just a really nice person. I hope you'll get to meet her if you decide to go with Zentern! Overall, I would recommend Zentern to anyone looking for a great experience in Japan that helps you build your resume at the same time.

  • Great experience
  • cost
  • resume building
  • none
43 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Tourism and Marketing Internship Experience

My internship experience allowed me to refine my skills, learn more about all the aspects of my chosen industry and gain valuable experience. The professional team at Zentern was undoubtedly helpful and supportive throughout the 3-months journey. Altogether it was a one-of-a-kind program that enabled me to explore Japan and all it has to offer while simultaneously building my resume and networking. I would highly recommend Zentern's programs to anyone who is looking for a new adventure abroad and work experience :)

55 people found this review helpful.
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Best time of my life

Zentern was really fast at finding an company where I could do my internship, after one interview with the company I got accepted. Zentern was really helpful with requesting the visum for Japan and gave a lot of help when i got into Japan. The activities that I did with Zentern and other interns where really fun and I had the time of my life in Tokyo. The accommodation that Zentern got for me was really good and not to expensive. During my stay in Japan I made a lot of new friends. I am really glad I took this opportunity to do my internship in Japan .

  • Good help with everything
  • Fun activities
60 people found this review helpful.

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