International Internships in Tokyo with The Intern Group

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We offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in the commercial, economic and financial capital of Japan. During your internship abroad, you will gain hands-on professional experience and build a network for your future career. Your internship in Tokyo will make you stand out from your peers.

Partnering with a range of companies, organizations, and NGOs, our program will boost your professional development. We offer programs for people of all backgrounds and experience levels. Current student or recent graduate? Take this chance to gain experience that will make your resume stand out.

Your program includes accommodation, airport pick up, regular social and cultural events, professional development tools and workshop, 24/7 emergency assistance, a one on one alumni career coaching session and many other great benefits. Our leading international internship programs have been featured in CNN, Time, Forbes and more.

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Questions & Answers

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Reviews

9.75 Rating
based on 20 reviews
  • Growth 9.7
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.7
  • Housing 8.9
  • Safety 9.7
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Fiammetta
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing! 😊

I really enjoyed the experience because I learned so much during this time and there was a good balance between work and fun. I have done things that I wouldn't have done otherwise just by working at home and it gave me an idea about what it will mean to work in the type of environment I want to work in. I would definitely recommend the program to anyone who is fresh out of university or has some time between a course and another. It's been an experience I will never ever forget. I really wish I could have stayed longer.

What would you improve about this program?
Not much, just the bed in the accommodation and I would add a small lamp on the desk.
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Penn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Invaluable Experience

This experience truly blew away all expectations. With the help of the experience coordinators and the ease of The Intern Groups process it makes the whole experience memorable and unstressful. The company I was interning for was amazing, they were nothing but accommodating and welcoming, while challenging me to do the best I can in whatever work I did. I learned valuable skills while also improving on the skills I did have to work at a professional level. I met lifelong friends and made a network of professional acquaintances. It was the best experience I could've had with traveling abroad and an internship experience.

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Zachary
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A good taste of how it is like to live in Japan

I have been to Japan quite a few times but coming for an internship is a brand new experience for me. Coming through the intern group I was able to experience actually living in Japan and not just being here as a tourist while they take care of most of the more complicated things. They connect you to great companies, and the staffs are very helpful throughout the whole program. A special shoutout to the Experience Coordinator who worked really hard planning events to make sure everyone has an amazing time during their time in Tokyo.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I will talk to people who live in the same apartment or from the same program more.
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Gus
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

unforgettable experience!

I wish i could extend my time in the program! This was a once in a lifetime experience that i will never forget. The friends i made and the work experience i got was second to none. Plus you get to explore all aspects of Tokyo on the weekends which is super awesome. The events that are planned are really well thought out and really elevate your experience. I would happily do this experience again in Tokyo or somewhere new.

I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to try something new and get out of their comfort zone whilst building experience in their chosen career. After doing this experience i have not only grown more through industry experience, but also i have managed to develop more as a person by trying new foods and exploring places i never thought i would.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
the most suprising thing was being able to see mount Fuji up close and really apprciate all of its beauty
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Meridian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

The Intern Group is an amazing company, I made great friends and had so much fun at all of the events. The staff made me feel really welcomed, safe and cared for. I'd 10/10 come back and recommend this to my friends. This program really helped me grow as a person and helped me find what I'd like to do when i get older. I'm super thankful for my time here and I wish i had more! I'm going to be sad when I leave but I know i can take this experience with me anywhere i go and apply it to where i end up. The friends and people I met are going to be my friends for the rest of my life (hopefullY) everything I learned here made me more mature and ready for my future. I'll miss the intern group

What would you improve about this program?
It's great no need for improvement. I had such a great time I can't think of anything else I want to change.
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Megan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Summer over seas.

I was so hesitant about doing a internship over seas since I’m a anxious person. But it was the best choice I could have ever made. I was so well versed in the culture and different ways of life. I got to do so many awesome things from different workshops and activities to even singing karaoke with random natives. I got to learn my favorite places and not so favorite places. My internship at flip productions was really helpful, I got to learn a lot about me but also learn professional skills to help with my every day life and my future. I dealt with a lot overseas like a loss of a family member but everyone was so kind. I’m so glad I stepped outside my comfort zone and made the right choice. I made friends who I still talk to and want to move back to Tokyo in the future! If you have any questions reach out to me on social media! @ _.heyitsmeg._ id love to share more of my experience.

What would you improve about this program?
My accommodation, I was in a separate accommodation then most of the people in my program. I felt isolated and just wanted other people around.
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Jack
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Worth every penny

Lots of fun. Had a fantastic time and I would absolutely do it again. You meet great people, try great food and have the experience of a life time. Even if the internship company isn't exactly towards your career field, I still think it's absolutely worth a try. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Don't be nervous about adjusting. You'll get used to everything quickly. I love Tokyo and there's no better city to do an internship at. By far my favorite experience was visiting mount Fuji. While the city is great, it was cool to see the more rural parts of Japan. The schedule is also flexible enough that you will have time to visit many other places around Japan. Tokyo alone would take you years to explore fully. There's so much to do and see.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Save money by walking when you can. The train is great but it adds up quickly. Consider renting a bike. Everyone here rides, you will blend right in. Don't be afraid to try new foods too.
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Koyur
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tokyo

Honestly loved Tokyo. Everything about it, like the sights, especially Shibuya Crossing! Make sure you guys get an international drivers permit so you guys can do mario kart like me! Mario Kart was amazing! Once in a lifetime experience. Airi and Shaina were super helpful and so cool. Whenever I needed help or any sort of assistance, they were always there for me plus they give good recommendations for local sights to see!
Tokyo is amazing for those who love taking pics too, there are places like Tokyo Tower, Asakusa Temple and mount fuji. The art museums are cool as well such as the Mori art museum and the Epson Digital Art Museum.
I have also been to DisneySea, one of the coolest places that I have been too!
In terms of work experience, I believe that I have learnt a lot about the tech field, such as programming cameras and maintaining internet networks.

What was your funniest moment?
Doing Mario Kart through the streets of Tokyo! It was so funny seeing people taking pics and videos of you.