Vietnam Internship with Meiji Internships

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Kick-start your international career with a life-changing internship adventure in Vietnam!

Vietnam is a hotspot for foodies, thrill-seekers and beach lovers alike.
As a fast-growing economy, the Land of the Blue Dragon does not only promise exciting careers prospects, but also a vibrant after-work experience:
・Explore the world’s biggest caves in Phong Na.
・Go trekking in Sapa
・Search for Vietnam’s best pho in Hanoi.
・Embark on an adventurous motorbike trip.
・Let go of a floating lantern at Hoi An’s Lantern Festival.

As your gateway to Asia, Meiji Internships will accompany you throughout your journey. Kick-start your international career with an unforgettable internship adventure in your industry and destination of choice. We work with an extended network of 750+ partner companies in 8 countries to help pave the way for your future!

Highlights
  • Fully Customizable: Choose from several industries and destinations according to your interests and talents.
  • Networking Opportunities: Gain work experience in global Japanese companies and establish crucial business connections to kickstart your future international career.
  • University Credit: University accredited internships in all major industries with 750+ host companies ranging from multinational corporations to innovative start-ups and influential NGOs across Asia.
  • Personal Development: Grow personally as well as professionally by challenging yourself every day through new and exciting projects.
  • Once-in-a-lifetime Experience: Step out of your comfort zone and start exploring Asia! Take part in social activities, allowing you to make new friends from all over the world!

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Reviews

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  • Housing 9.1
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Ava
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Memorable work experience

I absolutely loved my time interning in Vietnam with Meiji Internships! I interned in a business incubator company, and worked in business development and consulting. My internship inspired me a lot and allowed me to have a professional look at my working approach. My coordinator was so nice and optimistic, it was always a pleasure to meet and speak with everyone in this programme. I had a wonderful group of friends and we had such a great time together. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! I was afraid that three months would be quite long, but time flew by and I was always busy working, learning and sightseeing. The Vietnamese people welcomed me so warmly and kindly that it was hard to leave them at the end of my three months.
I will cherish those memories for a long long time!

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Franz
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Design internship

I couldn't be happier with how much I've learnt about graphic design. I admit that in the beginning, it was hard for me to accept criticism on my designs. But once I realised it was actually constructive feedback and that it was the reason why an internship was so important, I started to accept my colleagues' feedbacks and improved my skills tremendously. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity to chase my dreams in Asia. Meiji Internships was a great choice, the onsite staff was wonderful and the cultural activities were really fun and interesting. I enjoyed every minute of this inspiring adventure in Vietnam. In addition to the progress, I gained a deep understanding of Vietnamese culture and traditions. I opened my mind on how every culture can be different but beautiful!

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Aurore
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Growing up as a young professional and enjoying Vietnam

This is the main difference between going to school and doing an internship : taking on more responsibility and gaining skills quickly. At school, everything is very slow. You study, you try to do something by yourself, show it to your teacher, wait for the feedback... The teachers cannot be focused on each student 24 hours a day. However when you do an internship, you are alone or with only a few other interns and you can make progress much more quickly. Your team is giving you support right away and you are forced to make a lot of progress! It was really a good experience for me to have an entire team to support me and help me with my tasks. It was my first working experience and I would do it all over again!
It gave me the professional experience I needed all while spending a few months in a country that I was craving to discover. I enjoyed a lot looking for fun things to do in Vietnam and exploring this amazing country.

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Gavin
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best decision ever!

I have just gotten back from two of the most exciting months of my life. Meiji Internships organized a wonderful experience for me in Vietnam. It did not only include the internship, but also fun activities outside of work. All the staff members and colleagues at my internship were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
Realistically speaking, the opportunities I have been given in Vietnam were amazing. My internship has set me up for my career in the US as well as international if that’s the path I happen to choose. There are so many reasons to be thankful for the professional development I have received. Vietnam does not only have a fascinating culture and history but is also know as Start-up nation! That makes it the perfect country to intern in! With what I have learned in Vietnam, I can officially claim that I am ready for whatever life might throw at me!

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Sofia
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Adventure of a lifetime

The adventures you will have abroad, in a new environment, are reason enough to go!
I visited Halong Bay, swam under a waterfall, had food sitting down on the ground with locals and drove a motorcycle through these crazy streets. My internship was one of the best things I could have done for my personal growth. It opened me to an environment that is completely new and full of opportunity. I can now say with all honesty that my perspective of the world has changed. I take less for granted and take full advantage of the opportunities at my disposal. I made countless friends from all around the world including places like Chile, Australia and Lithuania! Going abroad was an experience that I have always looked forward to and can now always look back on with fond memories. Thank you!

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Sammy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Let me serve you some answers, hot and fresh!

Hi fellow traveler, uni-credit-seeker or just hi person reading this!
I know you have bucketloads of questions, so let’s jump right in.

Who are you?
Hi again! I am Sammy, 21 years old. Cali born and raised. Your typical Business major. Hoping to escape my daily life of procrastination, Netflix and student loans, I hopped on a plane to Vietnam to get a slice of that “hands-on work experience“ everyone at home kept bragging about.

Why Vietnam?
Good question, buddy! Vietnam’s cool! I would love to start telling you a story of how my grandpa always told me the most fascinating stories of his time in Vietnam, how he hiked the biggest mountain there and how I would love to follow his last wish and see his favorite country for myself. But my grandpa never left the US. So when I looked for a place to intern in, I just googled different destinations. And Vietnam had some pretty solid Google Images. Loved all the green.

What did you do there?
If my future employer asked: I gained valuable skills, both professionally and personally, learned to adapt to a foreign environment and got hands-on experience in my field of interest.
To all others: I had a hell of a good time! My internship in Hospitality & Tourism was exactly what a couch potato like me needed: It made me go out, explore and work harder than I ever did for uni. And I loved every minute of it. I worked in a hostel among super chill people and learned to mix my own drinks, helped tourists to find their way around town or planned activities. I was also in charge of their marketing. And to produce good marketing content I had to, you guessed it, TRAVEL!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I only stayed for 2 months. Going back to the real world in Monterey was tough, especially after getting a taste of freedom in Vietnam. But it taught me a lesson: Next time, I will just go and see where my journey takes me. Be more spontaneous and don’t plan everything miraculously. That is also my advice to future people on this program.
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Linn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Business Internship in Hanoi

Going toward graduating, I knew that having a unique and impressive internship on my resume would help set me apart from my fellows.

Good internships are crazy difficult to find without having any business connections. So I went with Meiji because they have those connections that I myself was lacking. My goal was to have an internship that would give me work experience and fancying up my resume. My roots are in Vietnam, but I have only been there twice to visit relatives.

That’s why I chose to intern in Hanoi to experience my country of origin from a new perspective while gaining actual hands-on work experience. In that regard, Meiji surpassed my expectations. They worked hard to match me with the ideal company in the best location! Great job!

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Jannis
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great job, Great food, Great people

My 1-month internship in Vietnam was very good. There are three main aspect that I would like to highlight:
1. If I had never left my home country, I wouldn’t have known how fascinating it can be to work abroad. It is great to put your skills into practice while being surrounded by a huge amount of new impressions. By the time my internship ended, I felt confident to return home to finish my Bachelor’s because I realised that I can succeed in the business world - just like Vietnam had shown me.
2. The food is incredible. I could go on and on about it for hours, but my description would not sufficiently reflect reality. Just go to Vietnam and try it yourself.
3. I met many interesting people and I hope to stay in touch with them. It was nice to have a local guide on my first day who explained all of Vietnam’s must-knows to me. Without him I might have been a bit lost. The Meiji staff was also great, always willing to help.

In summary: Great job, great food, great people. Vietnam’s awesome!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you plan on traveling Vietnam/South East Asia after your internship, get yourself a motorcycle right at the beginning of your internship. Getting to work like that will be way easier and more fun than riding the bus