• Japan
    • Tokyo
    • Osaka
    • Kyoto
4 to 24 weeks
Accounting Advertising Architecture Business Communications Computer Science Culinary Arts Design Economics Finance Hospitality Law Performing Arts Photography Startups Technology Tourism +7

Program Details

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


Starting Price
Price Details
For our Online Programs, please visit this link:

Online internships are only $950!

Our 2 programs in Japan- Culture & Career and Simple:

Application fee is JPY55,000
The application fee is refundable in case Zentern is not able to set up an interview with a company within your field.

Program fees start from JPY190,000
Invoiced once your internship has been confirmed and possible to pay in installments.

- Internship Placement
- Events & Workshops
- Mini-trips
- Network Events
- Data Sim Card
- Transportation Pass
- Emergency Support
- Housing Assistance
- Orientation Day
- Career Consultation by Professional Recruiters
- Alumni Group
What's Included
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
Dec 15, 2021
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About Program

Zentern offers you a fantastic Internship & Cultural Program. Operating mainly in Tokyo and Osaka we arrange internships in a wide variety of industries.
During weekdays & weekends, our ZenTeam takes you out to explore and learn more about Japan & its (pop)culture!

No Japanese needed but you can sign up for our Japanese classes.

We will guide you through the whole process and take care of you during and after completion of the program.

Sign up now or let's chat through a Skype meeting. We'd love to meet with you and hear what your dream internship is.
Thanks for making Zentern a part of your experience! :)

Program Reviews

9.69 Rating
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  • Growth 9.5
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 9.3
  • Safety 10
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Yes, I recommend this program

Online internship in Japan with Zentern

My online internship was a good experience. I am very happy I did this and got the school credit that I needed. Why it was unique is because I felt that I was working with a Japanese company while being in my home country. Before I was worried about the timezone but it all worked out in the end, I was mainly online during the morning hours my time and then given deadlines to finish any work so I didn't have to get up early. I was really happy with this.
I was involved with some projects and had daily meetings. It was a good experience and would like to do this again.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Start earlier and intern longer. I am planning to go to Japan for another internship so I am still happy with my decision. But this is my advice to start earlier.
1 person found this review helpful.
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A life-changing experience

will never be able to thank Zentern enough!! In 1 month they changed my life.

First of all, what struck me at the beginning pushing me to rely on them was the incredible care and attention of Noa (my internship coordinator) to every question, concern and wish of mine. She always answered me very quickly providing detailed information so I always felt very assured and cuddled.

The first interview I had with her confirmed all my expectations and I was more than enthusiastic in applying for an internship with Zentern.

She perfectly understood my background and needs, and she planned the interview with the Japanese company most suitable for me. It all began in September and now I am doing the internship within the company I like most! I am learning so many things and I am improving my Japanese as well. It hasn’t passed a week yet, but - unlike most internships - they encourage you to do research and submit proposals and your ideas. It’s fantastic!! I definitely recommend Zentern!!

11 people found this review helpful.
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E-Commerce Internship

My experience with Zentern was great, my goal was to stay in Japan and they found a company that was willing to hire. After 3 month I got offered a full time position.

From the beginning the communication was fast and reliable, moving to another country is never an easy process but the Zentern team was always there to help. They got me an internship with a e-commerce company, where I got to put in practice my business/marketing degree. If you don’t speak Japanese like I did you don’t need to worry too much as they will make sure to find an English friendly environment.

Zentern also organises a few events for all the interns, in order to get to know each other. This was awesome and made my stay in Japan even more enjoyable.

If you want to do an internship, gain experience, have fun while in Japan and potentially stay here, I definitely recommend Zentern.

9 people found this review helpful.
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Marketing Internship

Through my internship through Zentern with Rigel Jewelry, I’ve been able to have a small taste of what it’s like working in advertising and social media, ultimately organizing and executing a 2 day jewelry photoshoot.

While my typical day varied as the photoshoot planning progressed, I was trusted with ample creative freedom and responsibility which allowed me to grow in confidence and take ownership of the projects that I worked on. In the beginning, most of my work involved research via instagram and pinterest on different jewelry photography trends and concepts. When I presented my findings and how I thought these ideas could be incorporated into Rigel Jewelry’s own marketing to the jewelry company owner, to my pleasant surprise, he left practically all of the creative decisions up to me. This trend continued as I shopped for props, found models and a location, and even on the day of the photoshoot, most decisions were left up to me. While it was overwhelming having so much responsibility for the first time, it was also empowering and helped me build both confidence and a sense of personal accountability for the project which I think are valuable principles to carry into any job or school environment.

While internships sometimes get a bad reputation for being boring or not as exciting as other summer activities, my internship had the perfect mixture of fun and work.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Though getting work experience is of course valuable, don't forget to enjoy your time in Japan! There are so many interesting people and places so have fun!
27 people found this review helpful.
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Robotics Internship

My internship was an amazing experience that allowed me to grow in many ways. My mentors were very kind and gave me time to become familiar with the workspace, and allowed me to work on projects that I was passionate about. I ended up making a lot of progress and completing the project I was assigned in the given time. I learned that it is important to get to know your mentors and colleagues well because they can assist you in many different ways and feel more welcome. Also, make sure that you are having fun, and spending your time working on something that you are interested in is a big role in how well the internship goes.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I think future travelers should make sure to make the most of
30 people found this review helpful.
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I found this internship to be a very good experience for me. As a had a lot of time over the summer, I think that it allowed me to be very productive and learn new skills. Finding the internship for me was a very smooth process as I was accepted to the first place that I interviewed at. Then internship overall was also very easy as the people at Haloworld were able to give me tasks that were just to my level. Even though I did run into some technical issues, I think that I was able to help the company with a new robot that they were creating. I was not sure that to expect when I first signed up for this internship but I was very happy with how it turned out.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would not have tried to learn ROS in about two weeks because programing languages and not that easy to learn. Even though I was able to make a few programs, it might have been more beneficial to have started to build the robot from the start. Nevertheless, I think that I will be able to apply the skills that I learned in Ros sometime in the future.
27 people found this review helpful.
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Tokyo internship

From March to July I worked at a young, English speaking company. There I focused on replacing a plastic part of an electronic fluid analyser with a paper part. I got to implement my knowledge of environmental sciences and additionally I learned a new skills in 3D modeling, working with laser cutters, 3D-printing.
Luckily Zentern found an English speaking company because my Japanese is very bad. The initial experience with Zentern and the proces of finding an internship went very well, there was a lot of contact and they listened to my requests very well. They found two possible companies for me to choose from, I decided for the first one and I wasn’t disappointed.
Japan is a super interesting country to do an internship. When living in Tokyo you really get to know how Japan is, instead of being a tourism where you only get a glimpse of Japan and see mostly the touristy places.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t waste a single day in Tokyo, there is more than enough to do in the city to not get bored for years.
26 people found this review helpful.
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eLingo internship

My experience was quite unique since I worked in a very small company in direct contact with my employer. He was incredibly helpful in sharing all of his insights about the job to make me grow more confident each day and by the end of the internship he offered me the position of English teacher in his school. The support from the program made my stay smooth and comfortable and the group of interns provided me with a network to socialize in the free time. In conclusion It was a great opportunity all around.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come to Japan ready to get out of your comfort zone and you will have the time of your life. Give your best during the working hours but don’t be afraid ask for help and point out things that aren’t working for you. Lastly have fun in your free time, experiment and take advantage of the possibility to go out with other interns to form some great relationships.
29 people found this review helpful.

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