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Temple Japan Internships

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Temple Japan’s Career Development office coordinates a robust internship program during the fall, spring and 10-week summer semester, which provides students an opportunity to develop professional skills, gain employment experience, network with field leaders and be immersed in Japanese culture.
  • Internships are offered in the Tokyo area with Japanese multinational organizations, embassies, NGOs, start-ups, and small companies.
  • Interns work for a minimum of 140 hours per semester (about 15 hours/week during fall/spring and 20 hours/week during the summer). They earn three credits in one of the following departments: Asian studies, economics, international affairs, liberal arts, media studies and production, political science, or psychological studies.
  • A faculty supervisor at Temple Japan oversees the internship, sets evaluation requirements, and checks in with students throughout the semester.
  • Some internships require Japanese language ability, but there are many internship placements are available for students who do not know Japanese.

If you obtain an internship, you will continue regular coursework while participating in the internship and receive university course credit.

Accepted study abroad students are provided detailed information about available internships and the internship application process several weeks after the program deadline

*Students should not contact sponsors directly. Attempting to circumvent the application process will result in immediate disqualification from all credit and non-credit internships facilitated by the Temple Japan Career Development Office.*

Temple Japan Internship Program participants

More than 70 organizations and institutions are currently participating in the Temple Japan internship program. They have included:

  • AOI Pro
  • British Chamber of Commerce Japan
  • Embassy of Afghanistan
  • Housing Japan
  • The Japan Times
  • Japanime Publishing
  • Kanagawa Sohgoh High School
  • Minato City Office
  • Refugees Empowerment International
  • Run for the Cure Foundation
  • Teckwah
  • Texas Instruments
  • Tokyo English Life Line
  • United Way Worldwide
  • Vanguard Lawyers Tokyo
  • Virgin Earth
  • Waseda Frontiermind
  • Yokohama Eiri Girls' High School