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 area in the world, and as such contains every niche market you could think of. From food, to fashion, to entertainment, Tokyo provides a distinct cultural twist and mastery of craft that makes every experience unique. The juxtaposition of robed monks standing alongside robot mascots is representative of the Tokyo citizens’ love of old and new. Using the most powerful public trains in the world you can be launched to the nearest pristine temple or imperial palace for a relaxing evening. Working in Tokyo offers interns the opportunity to learn the business culture of Japan as well as experience the exciting bustle of city life.


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.


What’s Included

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


5 Key Learning Objectives

The wealth of skills and knowledge you will gain on one of our international internships in Tokyo will dramatically increase your future employability, enrich your resume and give you the edge you need to land your dream job. Apply now to begin your Tokyo adventure!

Check out our Tokyo photo gallery

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 StartLocationDuration1-Month End Date2-Month End Date3-Month End Date
January 3, 2019Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsJanuary 30, 2019February 27, 2019March 27, 2019
February 7, 2019Tokyo2 or 3 monthsApril 3, 2019May 1, 2019
March 7, 2019Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsApril 3, 2019May 1, 2019May 29, 2019
April 4, 2019Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsMay 1, 2019May 29, 2019June 26, 2019
May 2, 2019Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsMay 29, 2019June 26, 2019July 24, 2019
May 30, 2019Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsJune 26, 2019July 24, 2019August 21, 2019
June 27, 2019Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsJuly 24, 2019August 21, 2019September 18, 2019
July 25, 2019Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsAugust 21, 2019September 18, 2019October 16, 2019
August 22, 2019Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsSeptember 18, 2019October 16, 2019November 13, 2019
October 17, 2019Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsNovember 13, 2019December 11, 2019January 8, 2020
November 14, 2019Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsDecember 11, 2019January 8, 2020February 5, 2020
December 12, 2019Tokyo2 or 3  months    –February 5, 2020March 4, 2020
January 9, 2020Tokyo1,2 or 3 monthsFebruary 5, 2020March 4, 2020April 1, 2020


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.

For countries that do not benefit from visa exemption, you are required to apply for a Temporary Visitor Visa at your local Japanese Embassy/Consulate-General. 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.

The latest from our Tokyo Program

Love adventure? You could be one of our next Intern Influencers. Check out our alumni vlogs and videos to see what our interns have already created.

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

Explore more programs in

  • 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