Tokyo Internship Program with CRCC Asia

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About

We offer award-winning internships (as featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, WSJ, BBC News) in the dynamic, innovative and culturally refined city, Tokyo. Yoking past and future, Tokyo dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new and this is your opportunity of a life-time to intern there.

Acquire essential skills sought after by employers, gain invaluable experience and grow exponentially as a person. Through this 1 or 2-month global internship program, you will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Japanese culture, cuisine, history, business and ultimately the thriving city itself! CRCC works with over 100 forward-thinking host companies and so we are confident we can find the perfect internship for you, irrelevant of sector.

Academic Credit: You can receive 3, 6, or 9 academic credits for our programs through our school of record, Saint Peter’s University.

Highlights
  • Accommodation provided: Clean, accessible accommodations - our hotel-style apartments can be shared with one or two roommates (of the same gender). This is a great way to meet new people sharing the same experience!
  • Includes pre-departure services, social, business and networking events and Access to CareerBridge, our Professional Development Hub, which contains our 12 professional development courses
  • Includes visa-processing, Airport Pickup, Drop-off & Pre-paid Sim and Travel Cards
  • Academic Credit: You can receive 3, 6, or 9 academic credits for our programs through our school of record, Saint Peter’s University.
  • Over 9,000 alumni participated in our programs over the last 14 years

3 New Amazing New Program Locations: London, Mumbai & Seoul!

CRCC Asia has three brand new internship program locations: London, Mumbai and Seoul to help boost your global employability in 2020. Our Internships span 18 Career Fields in these two locations in an abundance of host-companies to suit your background, current educative background and life-long goals. Secure your place today!

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Reviews

9.08 Rating
based on 12 reviews
  • Growth 9.3
  • Support 9.1
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.1
  • Safety 9.6
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Valeria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Personal and professional growth!

Before catching my flight to Tokyo I had no idea what I was going to go through.
I was worried about being in a completely different country all by myself, having to do a job I knew nothing about.
It turned out that my worries were useless.
From the day I arrived I never felt lonely: I immediately met the other interns (coming from different parts of the world) and our friendly and young supervisor. We organized interesting visits, delicious lunches, dinners, and events; we shared our experiences, personal stories and feelings.
Even if just for one month, I feel like I have grown so much after this experience.
I felt emotions I didn't know I could feel, ate great food, made new friends and explored a completely new culture.
Thanks to the internship I have more clear in mind what field I would like to work in in the future and finding a job doesn't scare me anymore.
I highly recommend this experience to anyone: for professional, but mostly, for personal growth. Going back, I would with no hesitation make this choice again.
Ganbare!

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Laura
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience!!

I interned in Tokyo for three months and made sure to take advantage of every opportunity I could. I interned with a marketing company and we hosted fun events such as a relay race up the Tokyo Tower and a cruise party through Tokyo Bay. My company gave me a lot of flexibility and I was able to visit many places outside of Tokyo on weekend trips such as Kyoto, Kanazawa, and the Nagano Snow Monkey Park. While in Tokyo there was also so much to do and I was able to attend two fireworks festivals as well as a Pokemon festival! What was great about being there for three months was that I was able to visit areas untouched by foreigners such as hidden temples and bars. My accommodation was extremely clean and the staff were very friendly and spoke English. I found that getting by in Japan without speaking the language was surprisingly easy and when I did get lost, Japanese people made sure to jump in and help!

What would you improve about this program?
The program could have held more weekly events throughout my time there. They had monthly events such as a trip to Tokyo Disney Sea and the Tokyo Skytree, but between then I found that I did not really see the other interns that often.
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Theoni
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing opportunity!

Interning in Tokyo has been an incredible experience. Spending my summer here, has definitely been a great decision. I have met some amazing like-minded people and made unforgettable friendships whilst on this adventure.
The CRCC staff were quite helpful and answered any questions or issues I had, which made settling in Tokyo much easier.
Experiencing and learning about a new culture, food and work environment has been valuable yet challenging but has provided me with knowledge and confidence for the next stepping stone of my career. I truly recommend and encourage anyone to take part in interning abroad and away from home if they are looking for an adventure, challenge and improve their career paths, it is definitely worth it for the long run.

What would you improve about this program?
Perhaps the pricing range of the program, as it is quite expensive!
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Elisabeth
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Times in Tokyo

I really enjoyed my summer interning in Tokyo thanks to CRCC Asia. I was very nervous going into the program as I wasn't too sure about the company that I was placed with originally but it ended up being the perfect place for me. The variety of projects that I did as well as the flexibility in the scheduling of my work day made it easier for me to handle as a person with disabilities so im definitely grateful for CRCC Asia's help with the placement as I would not have found the opportunity myself. In terms of the money I spent on the program I definitely think it was worth it in the long run as the accommodations were really nice (and new!), the activities were fun (especially DisneySea) and the bus to the housing from the airport was super helpful. I do wish there had been other trips offered with the program such as a planned visit to an area outside of Tokyo but i know with the number of interns that would have been hard. Overall great program, definitely recommend for those trying to work in Tokyo!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of everything you can as the summer goes by fast!
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Samantha
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience but really expensive

I had a great time with my host company doing branding. My boss was very personable and did the most he could to help me learn and grow. However, even with a scholarship to supplement a small portion of the program fee, I feel as if paying so much for the program on top of general living and travel expenses was not worth it. The internship was unpaid, and to claim course credit for UT Advertising, you would need to pay an additional 2K, which I felt was not worth it. If you have a ton of money to spare, I would say go for it though!

The program coordinators were very caring and always available in times of need, and the cultural events hosted by CRCC were fun. By staying for 2 months, I felt as if it was just enough time to travel around Japan, and not too long to where you want to go back home.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I did not plan to hike Mount Fuji, but after making friends in the program, we decided to go together. I was an unforgettable experience, especially since I never hike.
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Kaitlyn
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable but more expensive than I thought

It was a really fun and unforgettable experience to live and work in Tokyo and it also boosted my resume. It made me more confident about traveling and working internationally. However, there were some things I expected to get from the program for its expensive cost, that I did not get. You do not get to pick the location of your office or housing so most of us had to take transportation to work. CRCC did not tell me or prepare me for how much I would have to spend just to get to and from work, which was about $400. I expected them to cover the cost of commuting since the program is so expensive. The activities provided were also not that great quality, only the Disney trip was good. The networking events are at a super inconvenient time when everyone is tired and hungry after work.

What would you improve about this program?
The cost of commuting should be covered by the program cost, I wish I could be reimbursed for how much I spent just going to work. Make networking activities at a different time.
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Ben
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tokyo Internship Program - Ben Williams

There is too much to put into words for my two months of Tokyo.
I went as someone who had no formal work experience and had never traveled completely alone before but it has been one of the greatest decisions of my life. Japan is always a country I had wanted to visit and when I applied I never expected to go. In short, meet new people, experience a different culture, work in a chosen industry, explore and most of all, gain new life experiences while meeting new friends.

I loved Tokyo because of its uniqueness unlike anywhere else on the planet. The lights, cars, robots, foods, and culture made it a must for me. It was never somewhere I would have been able to go if it was not for CRCC. Crucially, the work experience is going to help you excel and move forward, specifically in interviews where you can shine most. Not many people can say they have interned abroad in Asia successfully so I hope that I can move forward in my career always being thankful for this experience. Employers will be able to see what you've learned and how you can apply it visually better for them.

What would you improve about this program?
For me, CRCC Asia is a great way to gain experience. However, I feel you should be able to choose your chosen work location and sector easier than it was made out. Just like in real life, you choose to apply to a specific job so you should be able to do the same here as opposed to being placed without knowing. This isn't a bad thing but the flexibility to go somewhere you know you will like first is most important.
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Danyal
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Go Tokyo!

Tokyo is one of the most unique cities in the world and I'm still sad that my two-month internship had to end... I really wish it lasted! Japanese working culture alone, being immersed in it (as cliche as it may sound) has supported my personal development. I'm truly grateful to CRCC Asia since they matched me up with a company who provided me the best time of my life, literally. Whether it was experiencing long working hours or eating habitually in old local restaurants, I took a lot from it and I wish I could go back in time and repeat the internship, honestly.

Many people are afraid of travelling such distance and I was no different. I did my research, I felt brave and lo and behold, it worked in my favor. For anyone thinking about it, do it!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Touring around Fukushima Daiichi nuclear Disaster (yes, the same place that the Power Plant exploded in 2011!) My colleague set up his own tour called Fukushima Disasaster Area Zone tour. I know for a fact that many people, inclufing native Japanese, still have a misunderstanding about this place. To have the chance to visit this prefacture, speak to locals and understand the reality of how people are trying to continue and reshape their lives is truly humbling. That day is something I will always carry with me.