Internships in Tokyo

Join us on one of our incredible two-month international internships in Tokyo, Japan’s energetic capital city. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a global powerhouse of business and innovation.

Why intern in Tokyo?

  • Tokyo is the largest metropolitan city in the world, with a total of more than 37 million residents.
  • Cost of living – about 40% less than New York, with rent prices being over 60% cheaper.
  • Tokyo is home to some of the most unique areas in all of Asia. Strut your stuff in stylish Harajuku, an area known for its stylish fashion boutiques, or pick up some rare anime and collectibles in Akihabara Electric Town.
  • Tokyo is, by most measures, the richest city in the world with a GDP of $1.6 billion; that’s over $100 million higher than the next richest city, New York.
  • The country is home to 53 of the Fortune Global 500 companies. Top industries in the country include finance, electronics, construction, engineering, animation studios and more.

Tokyo’s Top Internship Career Fields

Tokyo is the beating heart of Japan’s economy, much of which is supported by innovative & exciting Startups & SMEs, begging for more young, international talent, which is focused around most every business function (Marketing & PR, Finance, Entrepreneurship, etc.). Tokyo offers a little bit of everything, with other top industries in the city including, electronics, engineering and animation, providing any participant with a plethora of opportunities to experience a global Japanese business culture and have a chance to learn from one of the most competitive and expansive markets in the world.

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What’s Included in Tokyo

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5 Key Learning Objectives

The wealth of skills and knowledge you will gain from your 5 Key Learning Objectives during your internship in Tokyo will greatly increase your future employability, enrich your resume and give you the edge you need to land your dream job.

For every Tokyo Internship Program intern

In addition to the above, your program will also include;

  • High-quality accommodation
  • CareerBridge, our Professional Development Hub, which contains 12 professional development courses
  • Welcome Pack on arrival (SIM & Travel card included)
  • Airport Pickup and Accommodation Drop-off
  • Orientation Weekend including city tour
  • First Day Company Drop-off
  • Business, Cultural, and Community outreach events
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Exclusive Alumni Network and LinkedIn groups

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A program to suit you

 

Do you have a taste for adventure?

Whatever your interests, we have an option for you. We offer a customized travel program in addition to our one and two-month internship programs.

Take a look at our additional program options in Tokyo:

Internship Program

Complete a one or two-month internship in Tokyo.

Choose from a range of industries and gain international experience in your chosen sector.

Our Internship Program includes accommodation, networking events, cultural events and 24/7 on-the-ground support.

Travel Add-On

Add some extra adventure to your internship placement.

Get a taste of Japan with a 10-day trip around the country. Travel to some of Japan’s best and most famous landmarks before beginning your one or two-month internship placement. The Travel Add-On is fully-organized for your convenience with dedicated guides and pre-booked accommodation and transport.

High-quality Accommodation

By choosing our Internship Program you will be provided guaranteed accommodation in fully furnished shared apartments or private studios.

  • The accommodation is vetted and approved by CRCC Asia
  • Access to private or shared kitchens and laundry services
  • Wifi and utilities are included  (there is a fair usage policy, so any excess may be deducted from your accommodation deposit)
  • Convenient location with amenities and/or public transport links in the surrounding area
  • Within reasonable commuting distance of all our host companies
  • Some accommodations require a refundable deposit at check-in

One of CRCC Asia’s 5 Key Learning Objectives is “Global Connections” – therefore we will do our best to ensure all participants are housed in the same building/complex. Due to demand, for some program locations it might be necessary to use accommodation in different locations across the city. 

Program dates

Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to apply at least 6-10 weeks prior to your preferred start date.

Program Start Location Duration
Program Start January 4, 2024 Location Tokyo Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start February 29, 2024 Location Tokyo Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start March 28, 2024 Location Tokyo Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start April 25, 2024 Location Tokyo Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
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Program Start August 22, 2024 Location Tokyo Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start September 19, 2024 Location Tokyo Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
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Program Start November 14, 2024 Location Tokyo Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
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Program Start November 13, 2025 Location Tokyo Durations 1, 2 or 3 months
Program Start December 11, 2025 Location Tokyo Durations 1, 2 or 3 months

 

Tokyo Placement-Only Dates

We also offer a Placement-Only program for 1, 2, 3 months all year round.

Please refer to all program start dates HERE.

Placement-Only Programs include guaranteed internship placement & emergency support, but exclude accommodation, visas, and events.

Program Fees

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – ‘Our award-winning flagship program’

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Location 1-Month 2-Months 3-Months
Location Tokyo 1 Month $6280£5275€5975$9925$10700 2 Months $7600£6400€7225$12025$12925 3 Months $8770£7375€8350$13875$14925

PLACEMENT ONLY – ‘Our value option’

  • USD
  • GBP
  • EUR
  • AUD
  • NZD
Location 1-Month 2-Months 3-Months
Location Tokyo 1 Month $3085£2600€2950$4875$5250 2 Months $3085£2600€2950$4875$5250 3 Months $3085£2600€2950$4875$5250

Visa Requirements

An internship in Japan that is less than 90 days without remuneration is regarded as a voluntary activity, therefore no visa is required if you are citizen of a country on this list.

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For countries that do not benefit from visa exemption, you might need to apply for a visa. Please contact your local Japanese Embassy/Consulate-General for more information on the visa type that applies to you, as well as the application process. The cost of your visa is not included in the Program Fee.  It is recommended you submit the visa application at least 4 weeks prior to your Program Start Date. Immigration regulations are constantly changing so it is advised you pay attention to updates on the aforementioned list.

CRCC Asia has partnered with Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, to offer a U.S. transcript and award 3, 6, or 9 academic credits for our international internship programs. Students will be enrolled in CRCC-295: CRCC Asia Internship Course.

Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of CRCC Asia’s Global Internship Curriculum, CareerBridge, proof of hours worked, reflective essay, and an evaluation from your host company supervisor.

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  • Hannah Dang

    "Interning in Tokyo with the help of CRCC Asia has been an incredible experience that cannot be missed. The full support from the CRCC Asia team has make this international internship easier and more enjoyable. This internship definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to explore the limits of nature by exceeding expectations. I was able to demonstrate my intellectual ambitions- as a consultant, a data analyst, a market researcher- with the opportunities this internship has presented to me. I have gained so much from this trip: resilience, self-confidence, cultural understanding, and transferable skills. It has been a steep and thrilling learning curve and definitely a major step towards fulfilling my career aspirations. Working in a global environment has been a challenging yet rewarding experience and will definitely give me a competitive edge in today’s job market."

    Hannah Dang
    Marketing, PR & Advertising, Tokyo,University of Michigan
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