Internships

Doing an internship in Japan is a unique life experience and your first step in starting an international career. Many of our former students even found their future job here in Japan by starting their journey with an internship a global Japanese company! Meiji Academy is working very close with a large network of Japanese partner companies and government organizations to enable our students professional internship placements. Our network with over 150 companies in Fukuoka alone and over 400 corporations across Japan gives you the opportunity to choose from several industries. We can assure you to find you a suitable internship in a wide range of areas. Find more information below.

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Full Cover Package

We cover an advanced list of services in our package, which are usually not covered with most other internship providers in Japan. From consulting you on your internship options to awarding you a certified internship certificate; we will assist you throughout your journey!

  • Initial friendly talk with our advisors to find out your motives, interests and passion for working in Japan
  • Assessing your Japanese level and matching suitable internship partners based on your skills provided
  • Allocating a suitable job in a field and location of your choice
  • Reviewing / Checking your job application (Resume & Cover Letter)
  • Interview Coaching followed by scheduling your company interview
  • Continuous Counseling throughout your internship
  • For a successfully completed internship you will be awarded an internship certificate including a certified English translation
  • Self Reflection and Round-Up Interview about your experience
  • Access to our school facilities and all events/parties we host throughout your stay (Fukuoka only)

Simple Four Point Process

For more information click on each point. If you still have questions contact us now.

Key Benefits of Meiji Academy’s Internship Course

  • Gaining intercultural understanding by being confronted with cultural and social differences in the Japanese corporate world
  • Facilitating unique skills for your future job career by working in an unknown and exotic business environment
  • Learning how to solve business queries and interact with your fellow colleagues in Business Japanese
  • Developing a deep understanding for the Japanese way of Business
  • Discovering your true potential to take the next step in life
  • There is a chance that your host company might consider employ you as a full-time staff after your internship

Costs

Region Kyushu
Fukuoka
Kansai
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe
Kanto
Tokyo, Yokohama
1-2 Weeks 40,000 JPY 100,000 JPY 200,000 JPY
3-4 Weeks 50,000 JPY 120,000 JPY 240,000 JPY
5-6 Weeks 60,000 JPY 140,000 JPY 270,000 JPY
7 Weeks+ 80,000 JPY 170,000 JPY 300,000 JPY

Student Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • Highly motivated and eager to learn new things
  • Due to the nature of some internships, we recommend to study at least two weeks Business Japanese with us before your internship starts
  • English Language Ability (IELTS or TOEFL is preferred, yet not indispensable)
  • No Japanese Language Ability Required (some internships and industry fields might not be available for Non-Japanese speakers)
  • Valid Visa needs to be obtained beforehand; visa waiver, tourist visa or working holiday visa

Whats Next?

Just contact us and we are more than happy to answer any of your queries. Get an estimate for your course package here.

Please Note

Depending on your Japanese Language Level, we might not be able to provide you with your first internship choice or would have to suggest you to first take additional Japanese language classes with us first.

Student Voices

I was very excited when I did my internship at a marketing company here in Fukuoka. The whole Japanese work environment was new to me and I was afraid of making any mistakes. However the company staff was very helpful and treated me as one of their work colleagues. At the end of my internship I acquired very useful skills in designing presentations, equipped marketing analysis tools and even prepared an in-house research on how to improve the customer needs for one of our big clients.
-Maria M.-