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Internship in Japan is the leading internship provider in Japan. Based in the heart of Tokyo since 1988 we have the largest database of exciting Internship opportunities for our clients.

From Finance to Fashion, Robotics to Journalism, Game Design to Event Management, IT to Trade. It's all here!

We have something to match your goals. Even if you do not speak the language or know about the culture, the world is open to you.

Every step of the way our multinational team is always here to assist, providing 24 hr support, insurance and services for anything you need.

Don't let the competition get ahead, start your future today. Internship in Japan will supercharge your career!

Highlights
  • Career building
  • Memories for life
  • Friends for life
  • Unique experience
  • Language Courses

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Questions & Answers

Hello Ziyi She, The internships we offer are usually unpaid, but some host companies might offer benefits such as train fee reimbursement, free lunches, accommodation etc. These benefits depend of the sector, internship duration and policy of host companies.

If you look at their page they say, "Even if you do not speak the language or know about the culture, we will be here to advise you, train you and provide you with all the necessary support that you will need to make your internship a resounding success!" So apply!

Hi there! It's the Internship in Japan team. We are happy to inform anyone wondering about this that there is no age limit anymore, so feel free to contact us and we will tell you what's possible according to your profile!

Reviews

8.6 Rating
based on 10 reviews
  • Growth 8.5
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 8.5
  • Housing 8
  • Safety 9.2
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Meillyn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Exactly what I was looking for!

Before graduating university, my goal was to do internship in order to have more work experience. Although, my skills were limited, ICC was able to help me get a job related to my field of interest. The company that I worked for was exactly what I wanted and helped me gain a lot of experience that would have been difficult getting on my own. Looking for internships in Japan can be very challenging especially from abroad. Thankfully ICC was able to provide many options faster than I thought.

Doing an internship in Japan also helped me gain experience in a completely different work environment. I feel like after working there I can work almost anywhere. I learned things that I wasn't even expecting to. It also pushed me to work harder than usual since it was in a foreign environment. The staff from my job and ICC were both really nice! I enjoyed working there a lot and am really glad I did this internship program. The monthly events were actually really fun! I made really good friends from those events and was able to explore Japan with them outside the ICC events

I also loved living in Tokyo! Tokyo is a very convenient, safe and beautiful city. It was a perfect combination of traveling and working in my career. I would definitely recommend this program! It really changes your life.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I feel like I would try to learn more Japanese. It is hard when you don't know much and if you want to make more friends, knowing Japanese is definitely a big plus!
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Samantha
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Helped with personal growth

This program really helped me grow as a person within the professional world and the staff helped me easily get a job and kept communicating with me the whole way. The staff at my workplace were kind and the work I did felt right for the kind of person I am. Staff from ICC also helped find accommodation within the Tokyo area very close to my workplace. I had little issues with my accommodation aside from cleanliness of the house however that is what comes with choosing a share house I think. The only complaint I have is the price to pay for the services was half my scholarship which didn't feel like it exactly worth what I got out of it. I would not recommend if you are limited on funds. Aside from that it was a good experience and helped to build my resume.

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Nick
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience in Tokyo

I had a great experience through IIJ!

As a graduate student in a pure STEM discipline, I had been in the process of searching for internship opportunities outside of academia. I didn't think looking for international opportunities would even be possible, but I decided to give it a chance after coming across IIJ. While the matching did take some time, IIJ kept me informed during the entire process and I felt prepared for my interviews.

This was my first time traveling out of the continental U.S. and it pushed me far out of my comfort zone. Despite this, I had a blast and, thanks to IIJ, I never felt alone. Settling in during the first week was the hardest, but everyone I met at my host company was nice and my IIJ contact checked up on me regularly during the transition.

Given my specialized background and narrow time frame, I knew it would be challenging to find a suitable internship. IIJ exceeded my expectations and the company I was placed with proved to be an excellent fit. I spent a month in Tokyo working on exploratory data science with a startup tech company. While there, I gained invaluable work experience and mentorship. Even after completing the program, I've still been in contact with my host company. I'm hoping to present our research at a conference and possibly work together again in the future!

What was your funniest moment?
Networking with a bunch of scientists while in the bath at an onsen.
Justus
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Exactly what I hoped for.

This was a great program. I needed an overseas internship to complete my degree and wanted to do it in Japan. Japan is not an easy country to find internships in, but they were able to find me an internship for the summer that was directly related to my field of study. The company was supportive during my entire internship and have continued to be a supportive of me after my internship came to a close.
The company holds parties every month or so and they are always a good time.
I highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in interning in Japan.

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Amy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One of the best experiences of my life!

I was a bit skeptical at first, because of my interest in doing an internship related to game development and illustration, but ICC really delivered. (I was actually recommended by a friend at school!) I could not have asked for a cooler job experience, in central Tokyo, doing what I love to do. My agent was very invested in finding something that would be appropriate for my skill set. My college required a lot of stressful paperwork but ICC made sure all of that got signed for me. While the cost may seem high, the agency does most of the hard work for you, and the only things you have to worry about are preparing your portfolio, resume, etc., and the interview process.

The Internship in Japan staff was super friendly and helpful and I could tell they genuinely cared about each and every person under their wing. They held parties every now and then and it was fun to talk and connect with the other interns.

I was in Japan for 6 months, and spent every weekend and holiday thoroughly exploring Tokyo and other areas. I've been to themed cafes, concerts, various anime/manga and game conventions, and too many shrines and temples to count. Japan is beautiful, fun, and safe, and I'm so glad I decided to do an internship there through ICC.

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Denby
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship in japan 2017

Upon coming to Japan, I had never worked in a business type setting that I knew I was going to be working for, so I had no expectations. First off, ICC's help was tremendously appreciated & needed. From the very start, everything was explained through a skype interview (not a stressful interview, but like a "getting to know you & the company" sort of interview) anyways, they helped me with every stage of the process, from choosing my preferred job, to practice interview questions and accommodation.

Landing in Japan, I was actually quite nervous. I have travelled to Japan over 25 countries alone before & have never felt this nervous before. I then met the team whom I had been seeing in my skype interviews, face to face, which was nice, they then explained about the work culture, home culture and expected standards in Japan & a lot of that nervous feeling went away.

I had 2 days to settle into my new home, which ICC recommended me to a company that has a bunch of share homes throughout Japan & Korea. I then started work on Monday. As all things new, it was a little daunting. But, I soon got used to my position & what I was doing there seemed so familiar in the end that I didn't want to leave. At the start of the internship I was always going to my supervisors (2) for jobs to complete, however by the end of my internship, I was working with everyone on small & big jobs and really felt like part of the team.

Post- Internship, I'm glad I did it, I'm glad I went outside of my comfort zone and took this chance. I have now made friends from all over the world & I believe that having this experience has prepared me in finding a future job after I complete my university degree.

A couple of tips would be to familiarize yourself with your new home & work place, I frequently went for walks & was constantly finding things, places & shops I wouldn't have known about otherwise, also this may come in handy if you get lost or run out of battery power on your phone.

What would you improve about this program?
I think maybe having a closed group on Facebook, for the time that the person is completing the internship would be great, to first talk to people having a similar experience as you. I couldn't attend one of the parties, but i would have loved to meet different people undertaking different internships.
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Hailey
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An unforgettable month in Tokyo

Internship in Japan allowed me to test the waters in the Japanese corporate world while enjoying the full support of a team of professionals. I spent a month in Tokyo, where I worked in a international law firm. Despite the sometimes long and exhausting hours, the experience was a real eye-opener. I major in law, but through this internship I learnt so much about the actual work in the legal sector that I could never have gleaned simply through university. I was even lucky enough to have the opportunity to go on a business trip to another part of the country! My colleagues were all kind and helpful, especially my boss, and the same can be said of the Internship in Japan staff who regularly checked up with my firm and I to see how I was doing.

I was placed by Internship in Japan into a share-house with both Japanese and other foreigners, and while it was not the cleanest place ever, the share-house environment was like a family and it turned out to have been one of the best things about my internship. I was left with so many unforgettable memories with the friends I made there.

My weekends (and sometimes even after work hours) were whiled away exploring Tokyo and its neighbouring areas. Whether you prefer soaking up sunlight on a lazy Saturday morning underneath a canopy of the last of the year's autumn foliage, or strolling through a winter dreamscape of thousands upon thousands of lavish Christmas lights, Tokyo is guaranteed to find some way to make you fall in love. For anyone who is considering going on this internship, I truly recommend getting out as much as you can, and keeping your mind open to trying out all sorts of new things.

For me, this internship has been an excellent stepping stone in the path to my future career, and it has definitely further fueled my desire to work in Japan again in the future.

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Anca
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Challenging and Fun

I'll be honest and go straight to the point. The paperwork and interview stage is stressful, but once you get past that and relax a bit, you'll see that ICC Consultants is a very friendly and helpful company, with a great, positive staff. There's a very good reason why you're asked to provide so many details and information about your skills and experience, and that reason is that the company puts in a lot of effort to make sure you're placed in a position that fits you and your personality and doing a job that brings you enjoyment and satisfaction. At least, this was my experience.

I can only think of one minus point, namely that I wasn't provided with a relevant link for my internship, which led to a rather awkward moment at the interview. However, this was just a simple misunderstanding that can happen to anyone and was very easily remedied.

I think the most important thing about this program is that it pushed me to challenge myself and do things I wouldn't have thought I can do. Looking back, I will admit that some days were exhausting, but overall I feel exhilarated and more self-confident. The wonderful support I received from ICC and the company I interned at also helped a lot. I hope everyone gets a chance in their lifetime to work with such supportive and positive people.