Japan Internship 2023
What is the Japan Internship Program?
From the aspect of Japanese companies’ promoting overseas business expansion and creating innovation from a new point of view, utilizing highly-skilled foreign professionals is considered to contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of Japanese companies.
Although the number of Japanese companies planning to hire global talent has increased in recent years, it has not been sufficiently achieved, especially in Small and Medium-Sized companies, due to their short on experiences of working with the global talent and lack of networks.
Therefore, “METI Japan Internship Program” will facilitates strengthening the structure for tackling overseas development of Japanese (Small and Medium-Size) companies through accepting foreign university students and global talent.
We will provide opportunities for global talent who want to work in Japanese companies, to understand the job responsibilities in Japan through participation in internships. In addition, this year, some internships will accept pairs of foreigners and Japanese students, contributing to the globalization of Japanese students.
This year, we will offer internships that can be chosen from the following three courses (*).
(* If there is a second recruitment, courses 1 and 2 will be two terms, resulting in a total of five courses.)
A/A2 Course < Commuting internships >
You will commute from your home to the internship company every day and perform your duties there. You can work face-to-face with your colleagues and supervisor there, which is a working style that facilitates communication.
B/B2 Course < Online internship >
Internship experience is conducted from your own home or elsewhere. This style is suitable for companies considering overseas expansion, as it allows to conduct surveys that can only be done locally. It is also convenient for participants from overseas, as they can participate in the internship without having to go through immigration procedures.
C Course < Visiting internship >
The interns will come from overseas and commute daily from their accommodation facility within commuting distance to the internship site. This provides the opportunity to gain experience working in Japan and learn about Japanese culture and lifestyle.
*The second recruitment will start at the same time as the first recruitment entry, but if the planned number of applications is reached in the first recruitment, the second recruitment will not be conducted.
|Foreign human resources with advanced skills who are nationals of developing countries (countries on the OECD/DAC list)(excluding People’s Republic of China)
|In principle, about 1 person per company (maximum 100 companies)
|Place where interns do the internship
|( A/A2 Course ＋C Course )
Small and Medium-sized companies with main business locations in Japan.
(excluding industry associations, non-profit organizations, and local governments).
( B/B2 Course )
*The host companies will be determined through matching by the program(JIP) office and approval by the screening committee.
*It is possible to apply for both courses.
|Applicants must meet all the following
|Main support for interns
*The host company will take care of the living environment, such as accommodation and transportation to and from the company.
|Main responsibilities of interns
※This internship program does not offer an actual employment but work experience within certain period in Japanese company.
|１. Recruitment /
Please apply from “Application form for Interns” on the website.
|３. Selection /
*Screening process will be conducted based on information contained in the application form aptitude and experience/ability as an intern, understanding of the program purpose, and any conditions or requests for the host company.
*We anticipate a response period of several days from the notification of the matching results to the applicants.
*Once a match is made, it cannot be cancelled by the company or intern for their own reason.
|４. The Screening
|５. Notification of
Please confirm the following important information and agree with it before submitting your application.
- 1. Please note that entry does not necessarily mean that you will be matched.
- 2. We will not be able to respond to any inquiries regarding the selection process or reasons for acceptance or rejection.
- 3. Even if the screening committee approves the application and the matching is completed, there is a possibility that the application will be cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g. natural disaster)
- 4. Once a matching is established, you are not allowed to decline.
- 5. Once an internship has started, it cannot be interrupted for the convenience of the company or the intern. In case of interruption, a completion certificate will not be issued. Furthermore, we regret to inform you that we are unable to issue certificates of completion for interns.
- 6. As this is a government-funded internship program, the results of the internship will be published on the website, including the name of the company or institution, a summary of the internship, and information on the interview.