• Japan
    • Tokyo
    • Nagoya
    • Osaka
    • Kyoto
    • Fukuoka
    • Okinawa
4 to 24 weeks

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 cheapest program fee starts from $2,000 (or from $1,250 for online internships).
The program fee will be invoiced once your internship has been confirmed. It is also possible to pay in installments.
The application fee is refundable (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
Mar 17, 2023
48 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Choose from 4 different internship programs:

- Cultural Program + Internship
- Japanese Language + Internship
- Internship Placement Only
- 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!

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 38 reviews
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  • Growth 4.9
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

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!
7 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
12 people found this review helpful.
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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 :)

24 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
29 people found this review helpful.
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Got to Japan with Zentern

For over 2-years I have been waiting to enter Japan. Japan was closed for too long. I found Zentern online and was able to obtain a visa through them and am currently interning in Tokyo. My experience so far is amazing! Everything went very fast, within 1 month Zentern arranged my internship, housing and visa.
At the moment, I work 4-days a week at a marketing agency in Tokyo. I assist 2 marketing managers with their work. This includes creating and developing marketing strategies and analyzing current market trends. I also get to join with client meetings. My workplace is very relaxed and life in Tokyo has been great so far.

  • Quality of my internship is fantastic.
  • Prices are very good compared to other internship agencies
  • Friendly, very fast with everything and we meet up many times in Tokyo
  • Houses are a bit smaller but I got used to it.
36 people found this review helpful.
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A Great Time!

It's been some time after my internship and I wanted to say how amazing and integral the experience was for me. Zentern had provided me with an opportunity to experience my profession in the real world. COVID-19 impacted everyone tremendously, but thankfully it didn't impact my internship quality. The quality was top-notch and it gave me so many online skills that have put me ahead of my studies. I'm currently a Film senior in college and those same skills are currently helping me take my capstone to the next level. You would assume that the time zone would be an issue with working but it wasn't at all. Zentern worked with me to establish a comfortable time to communicate as well. In general, every time I was worried or needed clarity on something Noa was there for me all the way! Although I had my internship online, it was really professional and well done so anyone who's concerned about traveling somewhere new won't be missing any quality by doing it online. However, I have no doubt that if the online service is this good then the in-person experience must be phenomenal!

The photo may seem irrelevant, but it was during a trip to Savannah with a friend that was soon departing for college. I was able to go on this trip with her while doing my internship on my laptop, at this very same Cafe! That's just how flexible this opportunity was. Seriously, to all that may be doubting, this is your sign to go for it!

  • Beginner Friendly
  • Supportive
  • Insightful
40 people found this review helpful.
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Online Internship in Japan

Thanks to Noa and her team, I was able to have an outstanding online internship experience. Noa guided me through the process of applying for a position at a Japanese company, making sure I put the right things in my application documents and securing me an interview with a company and role which fit my experience, skillset, and goals. Once I did land the position, Noa continued to communicate with me and check up to see how I was doing throughout my internship. The company I interned with was friendly, accommodating, and made sure I felt like I fit in right away. While I didn't have a chance to use my Japanese as I had hoped, I was allowed to try a variety of tasks, even those which were outside of my previous experience. Overall, I think the internship Zentern facilitated was a valuable experience, provided me with a good idea of what it would be like to work for a foreign company in Japan, and allowed me to better understand what type of career path I would like to take in the future. I highly recommend using Zenturn if you're looking for a great, supportive facilitator of useful internships.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was allowed to develop my own marketing strategy and successfully implement it. It was highly rewarding.
42 people found this review helpful.
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Online internship experience

I had a great internship experience with Zenturn, as Noa helped me to find a friendly and welcoming company to work with. Noa kept in touch with me throughout the internship, therefore I felt comfortable to communicate if I had any problem. The internship was arranged so that most of the people could be with one of their classmate, this was very helpful to have someone you know all the time to help each other out especially when communication is difficult online. During my internship I have learnt many Japanese culture and traditions observing the company’s website which was very interesting and made me want to visit Japan even more. I thought it was overall a great experience and I would definitely recommend it 😊

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would definitely recommend communicating to your company’s manager and Zenturn organiser (Noa) as it’s always the easiest way to solve problems
48 people found this review helpful.

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