Internships in Tokyo

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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 38 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 $1.5 billion; that’s over $300 million higher than the next richest city, New York.
  • The city is home to 51 of the Fortune Global 500 companies – the highest in the world. Top industries in the city include finance, electronics, construction, engineering, animation studios and more.

Tokyo’s Internship Sectors

Tokyo is known for the flashy electronics and machinery that make up most of its industry but there is even more the city has to share. Tokyo has a large manufacturing and service industry that span a breadth of opportunities for interns to take part in. Just as Tokyo offers a little bit of everything, all of the sectors have the 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

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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, centrally located 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 support from on the ground staff
  • Exclusive Alumni Network and LinkedIn groups

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The latest from our Tokyo Program

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Read all about our latest interns and Program news, written by our interns and CRCC Asia team.

We offer 14 professional sectors for all our internship programs

Internship Sectors

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.

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 1-Month End Date 2-Month End Date 3-Month End Date
June 27, 2019 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months July 24, 2019 August 21, 2019 September 18, 2019
July 25, 2019 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months August 21, 2019 September 18, 2019 October 16, 2019
August 22, 2019 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months September 18, 2019 October 16, 2019 November 13, 2019
October 17, 2019 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months November 13, 2019 December 11, 2019 January 8, 2020
November 14, 2019 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months December 11, 2019 January 8, 2020 February 5, 2020
December 12, 2019 Tokyo 2 or 3 months     – February 5, 2020 March 4, 2020
January 9, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months February 5, 2020 March 4, 2020 April 1, 2020
February 6, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months March 4, 2020 April 1, 2020 April 29, 2020
March 5, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months April 1, 2020 April 29, 2020 May 27, 2020
April 2, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months April 29, 2020 May 27, 2020 June 24, 2020
April 30, 2020* Tokyo 2 or 3 months June 24, 2020 July 22, 2020
May 28, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months June 24, 2020 July 22, 2020 August 19, 2020
June 25, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months July 22, 2020 August 19, 2020 September 16, 2020
July 23, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months August 19, 2020 September 16, 2020 October 14, 2020
August 20, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months September 16, 2020 October 14, 2020 November 11, 2020
September 17, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months October 14, 2020 November 11, 2020 December 9, 2020
October 15, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months November 11, 2020 December 9, 2020 January 6, 2021
November 12, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months December 9, 2020 January 6, 2021 February 3, 2021
December 3, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months December 30, 2020 January 27, 2021 February 24, 2021
January 7, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months February 3, 2021 March 3, 2021 March 31, 2021
February 4, 2020 Tokyo 1,2 or 3 months March 3, 2021 March 31, 2021 April 28, 2021

*No 1-month Program due to Golden Week holiday

 

Tokyo Placement-Only Dates

We also offer a Placement-Only Program for 30, 60, 90 days all year around.

You can decide a start date that is convenient for you.

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

Program Fees (All in USD)

Looking for pricing information? You can find all our Program Prices, including for various Program Locations, Program Lengths, and Program Options, on our dedicated Prices page by clicking here.

1. Apply

In order to begin your internship, you will need to submit an electronic application to our program. You can do this on our Apply page.

2. Review

Upon receiving your application, it will be reviewed by your nearest Regional Team who will assess your suitability for our programs.

Once your application is reviewed, our Admissions Advisers will reach out to you via email to schedule an Advising Session.

3. Advising Session

Those applicants who are successful at the application review stage will be invited for an Advising Session with one of our Admissions Advisers. The Advising Session will be 20-30 minutes long where we will ask:

  • Your interest in our programs
  • Your relevant past working and voluntary experience
  • Your sector choices and preferred type of host company
  • Your personal and professional goals

4. Program Confirmation

A few days after your Advising Session, you’ll be informed of the outcome of your application to join our internship program by email. If you are successful, you’ll receive an offer which will formally invite you to join the program and details on how to confirm your place with a Program Acceptance Fee.

5. Placement Confirmation

Once you have submitted your Acceptance Fee and First Installment, our Placement teams will officially start reaching out to our Host Company partners to confirm your company and job description with our Placement Supervisors. The sooner you confirm your placement on our programs, the sooner we can get you more information on your placement! Please note that early applicants get priority for most competitive host company opportunities.

With CRCC Asia’s Placement First Guarantee, you will only be required to pay the final installment when you have received a confirmed placement from your Adviser.

If you have any questions about this procedure please feel free to contact us for more information.

6. Safe Travels!

Your Adviser will work with you to ensure we have all of your relevant travel details (flights, insurance, special requests, etc) and prepare you for your arrival in your program destination.

A week before your Program Start Date, our on-the-ground Program Management staff will introduce themselves and provide you with all the necessary information for your arrival. We look forward to welcoming you to our Programs!

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 are required to apply for a Short-Term Stay for Business Affairs visa at your local Japanese Embassy/Consulate-General.  You must be confirmed onto our program at least 10 weeks prior to your Program Start Date.  Whilst we provide guidance on the visa 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.


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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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