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TUJ Internships

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TUJ’s Career Development office coordinates a robust internship program during the fall, spring and 10-week summer semester, which provides students an invaluable opportunity to develop professional skills, gain international employment experience, network with field leaders and be immersed in Japanese culture. Many study abroad students take advantage of the internship program each semester.
  • 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); most students do more. 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 TUJ oversees the internship, sets evaluation requirements, and meets with students throughout the semester.
  • Some internships require Japanese language ability, but internship placements are available for students who do not speak or write in Japanese

If you obtain an internship, you will continue regular coursework while participating in the internship and receive university course credit. The amount of time spent at the internship varies depending on the requirements of the organization, your availability and the restrictions of the course. 

All students are provided detailed information about available internships after being accepted to the study abroad program. Interested students then apply for an internship within their application portal prior to departure for Tokyo.

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

TUJ Internship Program participants

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

  • AOI Pro
  • British Chamber of Commerce Japan
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Embassy of Afghanistan
  • Empire Entertainment
  • The Japan Times
  • Japan Travel
  • Japanime Publishing
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Kanagawa Sohgoh High School
  • Minato City Office
  • MullenLowe Profero
  • The Peninsula Tokyo
  • Refugees International Japan
  • Run for the Cure Foundation
  • Teckwah
  • Texas Instruments
  • Tokyo English Life Line
  • United Way Worldwide
  • Virgin Earth
  • Waseda Frontiermind