Internship in Japan
Internship in Japan Programs
Internship in Japan is the leader and original internship provider in Japan. Since we are based in Japan in the heart of Tokyo, we are in constant touch with our partners...
Internship in Japan Reviews
Unforgettable internship in Tokyo, Japan
Submitted by Hailey - The University of Auckland | January 12, 2017
Although my internship in Japan only lasted for a brief four weeks, it was one of the greatest periods of intensive learning and deep cultural immersion that I have experienced in my life. Having previously experienced a one year exchange in Japan, I had held the impression that I was already familiar most aspects of Japanese life. However, this internship opened my eyes up to a whole new face of Japan in the form of its workplace and corporate life.
Throughout it all, my boss and colleagues were very kind and patient with me, making sure to explain every detail that I was unsure of, both in terms of the content of the work itself and cultural expectations.
ICC was also extremely supportive from beginning to end, and I would like to especially mention that I had an absolutely fantastic time at the accommodation they found for me, which was a share house where I made friends with many amazing people! I would not have been able to experience this unforgettable internship without ICC, and I highly recommend them.
My summer interning in Japan
Submitted by Tyler Eaden - University of Southern California | December 14, 2016
My name is Tyler and, as a senior in college in the United Sates, I wanted to spend one of the last available summers I had (i.e. before getting a job) having an extraordinary experience to remember. Rather than working or interning at home, I wanted to travel the world and discover what it was like to work in another country. I am someone who grew up being interested in anime, Japanese video games, as well as the Japanese language, so I ideally wanted to spend my summer in 2016 working in Japan. For those who are interested in working in Japan as well, I highly recommend pursuing the International Cross-Cultural Committee's (ICC) Internship In Japan program since there are many obvious factors that go into planning a trip abroad (i.e. finding internship placement, living spaces, etc.). I want to take this opportunity to explain how applying for this program enhanced my experience in Japan.
First, while some might think that Internship In Japan expensive, the program actually saves you a massive amount of time in the form of applying to individual companies, for example. ICC helped me prepare my resume and cover letter for applications to Japanese companies and, most notably, the company actually helps you find an internship within your area of interest. For example, as someone interested in business and media, I had the chance to work for a marketing and content creation agency in Tokyo. Since ICC has a great reputation in Japan, many companies actually seek to hire ICC applicants. The company also helped me find the safest and most affordable housing.
I had only been to Tokyo a couple times before for short school and family trips, so I was largely unfamiliar with the area and Japanese work culture. However, a day or two after settling in, I met with ICC consultants who gave me a variety information about utilizing Tokyo’s transportation systems and adapting to Japanese companies’ work styles, as examples. ICC also had a variety of social events, such as parties, through which I got to meet Japanese students as well as foreigners to Tokyo. In general, the ICC events were the highlights of my trip. The company organized trips to Mt. Fuji, boat rides, and visits to various museums. In short, going through this program allowed me to meet some of my best friends and make the most of my time in Tokyo.
I also want to point out that ICC is extremely helpful when it comes to health and safety matters. The consultants are available 24 hours per day and can help applicants find hospitals or doctors’ offices that speak their native languages. For example, I tend to occasionally get ear infections from going to the beach (even in the U.S.), and ICC helped me find an English-speaking doctors’ office very early in the morning. This experience would have been a lot more difficult if I did not have experts to contact.
In summary, Japan is a city that is extremely safe and filled with people who are extremely helpful as well as polite. For example, a local man spent two hours of his day helping me find a bank I was looking for and did accept payment in return for his help. However, the city can appear a bit imposing, especially to Westerners like myself, given the stark cultural differences and language barriers. ICC helps mitigate these difficulties, so you can have as much fun in Tokyo as possible with as few inconveniences as possible. Once again, anyone who is interested in studying or interning in Japan should contact ICC. Please see attached for pictures of my trip with some of my best friends who I met at ICC social events.
It's been an amazing 6 months in Japan
Submitted by Harumi - Drexel University | September 15, 2016
It has been a pleasure to work with Internship in Japan(ICC)! Everyone has been super nice and responsive throughout my 6 months here (as well as during the placement). I did this internship as part of my undergrad studies to receive credit for co-op and due to changes at my school, I was forced to find a new internship. ICC has been very supportive and helped a great deal to make sure I find an internship that matched my school's requirements.
At first I was going to bring my cats with me to Japan, ICC was super nice and went the extra step of helping me find apartments that accommodates cats. Even though in the end I didn't bring them (there is a blood test that the cats must past that takes at least 180 days and I didn't have enough time) and chose to find my own accommodation (I ended up doing homestay, I really suggest it it was a wonderful experience), ICC has been super helpful the whole way!
I can't speak for others but my experience with ICC has been amazing!
Submitted by Valerie - National University of Singapore | September 14, 2016
My internship company was perfect. I learn so much more than I expected. The staff from ICC was very nice and patient, I have many questions during the application period, they managed to come back to me with great answers.
Fruitful experience in Japan
Submitted by Xiran - National University of Singapore | September 01, 2016
I think ICC has done a great job before and throughout my stay in Japan. Thank you for replying to our enquiries promptly. That really helped me to solve many problems before my arrival in Japan. Also, thanks for organising international / local parties for us in Japan. That really helps us to make new friends with people of common interests. I think my internship in Japan was really an eye-opening experience.