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Meiji Internships

About

Your journey starts here! Having been rated the best internship program in 2018, Meiji Internships provides personally tailored travel packages, a vast variety of industry fields and university accredited internship placements.

Our goal is to allow our interns to fully immerse themselves in their host country’s environment. So our popular programs focus on helping ambitious and talented young professionals fulfill their dreams of an international career.

In order to perfectly match your dream internship, we have a number of different countries and cities available: From the cultural hubs of Japan and South Korea to the natural beauty of Vietnam and China, chill beaches of Singapore and Thailand and enchanting skylines of Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Every country will give you the chance to explore its unique culture and diverse career paths. You name the country and field you wish to be interning in, and we will help you realize your dream!

Founded
2014
Headquarters

Daimyo 2-6-11, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, 810-0041, Japan
Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
810-0041
Japan

Reviews

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Tiffany
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I remember my first day talking with the Meiji team on Skype, I was so anxious! But somehow, they managed to calm me down, and by the end of the consultation, I was ready to move on to the next step. I didn't have to wait long before landing an interview (and eventually an internship) with a great company. The company was located in Hong Kong and they were selling their products overseas. I became part of their team and I learned a lot about this business. Everyone was nice and friendly so I really had a great and productive time. If I had one piece of advice to give to anyone who wants to do an online internship, it would be to stay open-minded and not be afraid of communication, it's the most important thing!

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Jordan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This was the first internship I have ever done and it was crazy! I felt comfortable from the first day to the last and I made lots of friends and business contacts in Japan. It was an amazing opportunity to learn what it's like to be part of the world of work and to have responsibilities. I got a better understanding of the world and it made me realize how lucky I was to have access to this kind of opportunity.
I would really recommend it to anyone who wants to gain work and life experience. Not everybody in this world has the same opportunities, so you should really be grateful for the chance you've got and take advantage of it!

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Luke
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My goal was to make the most of my time abroad and learn new things every day, and guess what? Mission accomplished! I absolutely loved my internship and the people who guided me through it were the best people EVER. My boss was very supportive and gave me lots of advice. I could really create a special bond with every person on the team and they would always be so kind to me. It was amazing to experience culture shock and to understand how every culture is unique. On top of that, I got so many new business skills that I feel like I'm a different and much more mature and skilled person now. Thank you Meiji Internships for offering me such a great opportunity!

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Carl
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Japanese culture is wonderful and being able to work with Japanese people was an incredible experience that helped me grow in many ways. I studied Japanese at uni so I really wanted to do this internship in a Japanese speaking environment. Of course, I had to speak English sometimes because I wasn't able to understand everything, but I know that my Japanese level improved a lot while working with them. Being able to speak different languages when you are doing marketing is a very useful asset. My co-workers taught me how to use my skills properly and I realized that I can do pretty much everything I want if I really want to. I really had an amazing internship and I will never forget about everything I learned!

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Ashley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I'll miss working with such wonderful people. Korean people are incredibly easy to talk with; I felt like I knew them for ages. But I guess all good things must come to an end. I am happy that Meiji Internships was here to help me find my first internship though. Because I was just so overwhelmed with all these things at first. Now that I have a solid amount of marketing experience I know that I will be able to find a proper job by myself and maybe become an entrepreneur - why not? This experience really helped me grow and get rid of my timidity. I feel so grateful for all the things that I learnt through this internship and I wish everybody to experience such a brilliant time at least once in their life.

Programs

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Japan Internships with Meiji Internships
Japan
9.65 •48 reviews

Moving to Japan is a step into a whole new world. The land of the...

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Virtual Internships with Meiji Internships
Online
9.85 •27 reviews

Imagine gaining real-life work experience, creating valuable business...

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South Korea Internship with Meiji Internships
South Korea
9.73 •26 reviews

Kick-start your international career with a life-changing internship...

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Taiwan Internship with Meiji Internships
Taiwan
9.65 •23 reviews

Kick-start your international career with a life-changing internship...

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Thailand Internship with Meiji Internships
Thailand
9.55 •11 reviews

Thailand is one of the major travel destinations in Asia due to its...

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Singapore Internship with Meiji Internships
Singapore
9.67 •9 reviews

Over the past few decades, Singapore has become one of the world’s...

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Vietnam Internship with Meiji Internships
Vietnam
9.63 •8 reviews

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Hong Kong Internship to Kickstart your International Career
China
9.63 •8 reviews

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China Internship with Meiji Internships
China
9.57 •7 reviews

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose this program because I have read several reviews before and everyone seemed to have a great experience with Meiji Internships. At first I wasn't sure about which country I should go to, but as they were working with many countries in Asia, I thought it might be a good idea to contact them and ask them directly which country would be the best for me.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

They assisted me with the accommodation, the airport pick-up, the transportation card, the pocket WI-FI, weekly activities... They also assisted me before the internship with my CV, the interview with my host company etc. Basically I only had to book my flight on my own. I could always ask them anything if needed.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I would say "Don't be afraid to talk with everyone and take advantage of every opportunity. This kind of experience is really life changing and it can become the best experience of your life if you have enough ambition and motivation. Don't be afraid to say "yes" when someone offers you their help and be kind to everybody so they will pay it forward."

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

My internship was a full-time internship. So I woke up at 7am, ate my breakfast with the other interns who lived in the sharehouse and left the house around 8:30 am. Everyday was slightly different in term of work but in the morning I was primarily working on some promotional content for different restaurants and hotels we had partnerships with, or attended meetings with the team. In the afternoon I did a variety of different things such as help manage events or meet with new potential partners. The working day would end at 6 pm, and we either went to have dinner with the team, or I had made plans with my fellow interns.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I was afraid of failure, that I might disappoint my co-workers and make too many mistakes. I actually overcame my fear by making mistakes and learning from them! I realised that I cannot be perfect from the beginning, because that's exactly the reason why I chose to do this internship: to learn. Making mistakes is in fact the best way to remember and learn faster. And my co-workers were never angry at me or anything!

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Caroline Delmache

Job Title
Business Development Assistant
Caroline has studied Japanese language and culture in France and had the opportunity to do an exchange year at Fukuoka University. After traveling in many prefectures in Japan, she decided to stay in Fukuoka and started working for Meiji Internships.

She truly believes that going abroad makes people more open-minded and tolerant, so she wants to encourage and help the students in this way.

What is your favorite travel memory?

It is when I traveled all the way from Fukuoka to Hokkaido by hitchhiking. I went with my boyfriend and it took us nearly a week to reach our goal which was the National Park of Shiretoko in the Northern Hokkaido.

Every day was a new adventure during this trip; we had nothing but our backpacks and our bodies. We didn’t have anything else to rely on, and yet, we felt like we were rich in many other ways as encounters, memories, and crazy experiences.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I think I have changed on many points. One of them is that, before, I was always trying to do everything all by myself and with perfection.

In the beginning, at Meiji Internships, it was very frustrating for me to make mistakes and I wanted to execute every task perfectly without bothering the others whereas I was still learning about the job. However, while talking with the staff and learning from them, I realized that a company is a team and that we can rely on each other. Then I finally experienced teamwork and learned to lean on my colleagues, ask for help or advice, and divide the work.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

Basically, every time a student is saying that he had the best time during his internship and gained plenty of work experience, I feel that it is the best scenario and I am proud of myself and my team. Of course, this is even better when they find out something else, something special about themselves.

When a student told us that thanks to his internship and all the advice that he received from his co-workers, he decided to take the challenge and start his own business plan, I was really happy and it motivated me to keep going!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I think I would go for an internship in Taiwan because this is a country that I really want to visit, especially the National Parks. I would probably do a business development internship for gaining work experience and being able to travel on the weekends.

Thailand is also a destination that I would love to go to. In this case, my dream internship would be in an NGO, an elephant sanctuary for example.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I think that what is unique about Meiji is that we are a family and we all support each other, as well as we support every student. Once you are part of the Meiji family, you always are, forever. Then we organize meetings with the students, we encourage them to share their experience and to ask anything at any time.

I am especially proud of my team when we have problems to solve and when everyone is here to help and support each other.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think that listening to the customers' feedback is the most important factor in being a successful company. Without customers, a company cannot grow.

We cannot predict 100% what is not going to work and what is going to be successful, but we can listen to the customers in order to do better next time. A mistake would be to think that what we do is perfection. We always have to improve ourselves in some ways.