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Get a taste of the working life in Japan

Unpaid internships

Genki Japanese School has partnered with work providers in Japan to offer internship placement programs in both Tokyo and Fukuoka. After studying with GenkiJACS, you can start your internship in Japan in the field of your choice! The internship providers we work with specialize in arranging internships for foreigners, and have agreements with thousands of companies around Tokyo, Fukuoka and the rest of Japan. They handle all aspects of your internship placement, from application through training to regular support while you intern.

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Advantages of the GenkiJACS Internship program

Combining Japanese language study with your internship gives you the skills you need before you start working in Japan.

Our placement partners have contracts with thousands of Japanese companies, so internships are available in a variety of fields.

Both GenkiJACS and our internship partners provide close support throughout your stay, to help you with any issue that might come up.

It’s the easiest way to start your career in Japan!

[The company] helped me finding an internship, where I was constantly challenged with new task every day. After my six weeks internship I grasped a deeper understanding of the importance of intercultural communication in a global work context. Further I experienced what it means working in a highly exotic country like Japan and also the distinctive features of the Japanese business manners I faced on a daily basis

Tobi

Start your career in Japan today

Get in touch with us to see how we can help you land the perfect placement.

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Length

  • 1-2 weeks:
  • 3-4 weeks:
  • 5-6 weeks:
  • 7-8 weeks:
  • 9-12 weeks:
     
     

Fukuoka

Tokyo

  • 1-2 weeks:
  • 3-4 weeks:
  • 5-6 weeks:
  • 7-8 weeks:
  • 9-12 weeks:
*note: GenkiJACS accommodation not included

Package details & student requirements

Package Details

The below items are included in the fees you will pay for your internship.

  • Unpaid internship placement in a field of your choosing, for between 4 and 12 weeks
  • Resume check and support
  • Cover letter check and support
  • Interview coaching
  • Company analysis information
  • Ongoing counselling and support

Student Requirements

You need to fulfil the following requirements in order to qualify for the internship program.

  • You must study with GenkiJACS for at least 4 weeks before starting your internship.
  • Age 20 or above
  • No Japanese language ability required
    (Note: some internships and fields are not available to students with low language ability)
  • English ability
    (IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 525 equivalent. Requirement waived if applicant has high Japanese ability)
  • Must be able to receive a valid visa for Japan: visa waiver, tourist visa, or working holiday visa.
Highly recommended program, very professional and organized from start to finish; friendly and welcoming atmosphere to all. Great communication and expertise, prompt responses to any enquiry given. Overall a great place to get a flavour of the Japanese work industry, as well as day to day living.

N.L.

Available internships

All major industry fields are available

Our partners work with hundreds of companies in all industries across Japan, so the chances are good that we can set up an internship for you in whichever field you are interested in.

Some fields/jobs require Japanese language ability/etc

Every company will have their own requirements though, so even if there is an available position in your field of interest, you may not get the job if you don't meet the company's requirements.

Some fields/jobs such as finance require prior experience

Companies with specialized interest jobs (such as finance) often require that you have prior experience in that field, or at least that you have studied it at university.

[The company] provided support for finding my internship placement, proofreading my documents such as CV, cover letter and doing mock interviews so I was prepared for not only my internship but future careers. They also provided support with finding my housing, getting wifi and phone and constant support answering my questions about doing an internship in Japan.

MayoJayDesign

Find your dream job in Japan

Application Procedure

1. Apply

1-6 months before arrival in Japan: Student applies for GenkiJACS study, and fills out internship application with resume. Student chooses three preferred fields for placement. GenkiJACS forwards internship application to the internship provider for preliminary confirmation.

2. Supply information

1 month before arrival in Japan: GenkiJACS requests additional information to complete student’s application.

3. Study

Student arrives in Japan, begins studying at GenkiJACS. After starting study, student attends skills seminars at internship provider. Internship placement is arranged, student confirms and has interview with company.

4. Work!

You are ready to go! After finishing at GenkiJACS, student begins internship.

Accommodation

Accommodation can be arranged in three different ways:

By yourself

Many options are available at a variety of prices, and many companies provide support for English speakers.

Through GenkiJACS

In many cases, you can continue to live in the accommodation GenkiJACS has arranged for you while doing your internship.

Through the internship providers

Our partner companies also offer a small set of accommodation options.

Important Notes

In most companies, you will be treated the same as a worker at the company you are placed at.

This means the company will have the same expectations of you as they have of their employees. Being late, taking days off without warning, dressing inappropriately and other behaviors that would be unacceptable for Japanese staff will be unacceptable for you too. Japanese companies can be stricter towards staff than those in other countries, so applicants must be motivated and stable.

In general your internship field should be related to your study or past experience.

There is a possibility of long-term employment with the host company, if both you and they want it.

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