Tokyo Internships

Tokyo is unlike anywhere else on Earth. Neon-lit streets give the Japanese capital the feeling of a sci-fi film set, whilst traces of its historic past still echo throughout the cobbled alleys, sumo tournaments and lantern-lit food stands. A true utopia, Tokyo blends the best of past and future. Absolute Internship’s Tokyo internships are offered on a first-come-first-served basis as part of our award-winning program.

As Japan’s economic capital, Tokyo is a nucleus for many industries including finance, publishing, pharmaceuticals, engineering and many more. Tokyo is famed for its award-winning architecture, fashion, and of course, its food.

Tokyo is Japan’s pop-culture laboratory, where new trends emerge constantly. From the backstreets of Harajuku, to the giant video screens of Shibuya, all the way to the famous cherry blossom of Yoyogi park, there is never a dull moment in this fast-paced global metropolis.

With Absolute Internship you’re guaranteed an internship in Tokyo in your sector of interest. You’ll benefit from the high-quality intern housing in the city centre, transportation to and from your internship, networking events, on-site staff and exciting weekend activities to the best tourist locales that Japan has to offer.

Successful applicants will enjoy invaluable work experience in one of the world’s most incredible economies. During your internship abroad, you will gain hands-on professional experience and build a network for your future career. Your internship in Tokyo will make you stand out from your peers in an increasingly crowded job market.

Whether you are interested in interning in Marketing, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Business Development or one of many more industry sectors on offer, Tokyo is an excellent place to launch your career. Immerse yourself in a vibrant and dynamic culture this summer!

The program is selective. Spots are limited. Apply early to ensure you get the best Tokyo internship opportunities available!

About the Program

Guaranteed Internship

Housing

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Weekend Activities

Career Development

On Site Staff

Visa

What’s Included

Guaranteed Internship

Networking

Career Speaker Series

Housing in City Center

Planned Weekend Activities

Internship Workshop

Orientation

Transport to & from Work

Welcome Pack & Banquet

Visa Assistance

24H On-Site Support

Global Alumni Network

Answers

When is the application deadline?

Our Tokyo internships don’t have an official application deadline. We close applications as soon as all of the available spots are filled. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on this!

Do I need to speak Japanese?

No. English is the only language requirement for an Absolute Internship.

What companies do you partner with?

We work with both small and large companies with established internship programs. Unfortunately, we can’t provide a list of companies that we work with due to confidentiality reasons.

What type of accommodation do you have?

Joining one of our Tokyo internships, you will reside in high quality student housing, centrally located in the heart of the city. Transport connections are just a short walk away. Living and socialising alongside other students from all over the world will be a fun and memorable part of your summer experience with Absolute Internship.

What additional costs should I expect during the summer?

You will need to purchase your own flights and international insurance. Additionally, you will be required to cover any food, drinks and personal shopping expenses accrued throughout the summer.

What's included in the price?
  • Accommodation
  • Guaranteed internship placement
  • Transportation card
  • Welcome dinner
  • Welcome pack
  • Career speaker series
  • Weekend activities
  • 24-hour onsite support

 

Additional costs

  • Flights
  • Visa costs
  • International insurance
  • Airport pickup (optional service available)
  • Food
  • Accommodation safety deposit (returned upon check-out)
  • Personal shopping
Are these internships paid?

Generally, no.

Work-based learning is regarded as an educational opportunity, and more often than not visa specifications require that Tokyo internships be unpaid.

Nevertheless, in rare cases, some interns can and do receive renumeration.

Our placement team will not make this a priority when searching for your internship and we therefore recommend that you assume your internship will be unpaid.

Do you provide flights?

Flights are not included in the price but we can help suggest flights for you in advance.

Can I get Japanese lessons?

We will help organise group lessons for participants who want to learn Japanese. This is not included in the price. Please speak to the Absolute Internship team before arrival in order to arrange your language lessons.

Is there a minimum age to attend Absolute Internship?

To be considered for one of Absolute Internship’s Tokyo internships, you must have turned 18 by the program start date.

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