Your Internship in Japan Experience

Update COVID19 on internships in Japan:
Aplications for internships in Japan for Spring & Summer 2021 are open!
Japan’s borders are currently still closed due to the pandemic. The government announced to start inbound travel from March 2021 but no specifics have been shared yet. We expect to know more early in 2021. Please feel free to contact us for more information on your internship in Japan.
Internships are available for students / young professionals and high-schoolers currently in Japan or with valid Japanese visas.

For Online and Virtual Internships in Japan, please click here.

Welcome to Zentern Internships

Where our team of experts  arrange your internship in Japan from the heart of Tokyo.

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
The Run Down

For 5 years now we’ve been handing trailblazers across the globe their matchcustomized internships in Japan, at the coolest companies.
Our “Zenterns (as we call them) don’t just walk away with a single bullet of text on their resumes; they emerge, personally enlightened—equipped with a renewed sense of purpose, and limitless breadth of confidence.
So if you’re seeking a unique professional and cultural experience, sure to spark growth and ignite the next  chapter of your life, join us. Then the evolutionary journey we map next… can be yours.

Let’s get started with an online meeting.

what we offer

The programs

Culture & Career

Our most famous program! Sign up for an unforgettable internship experience in Japan including a fun cultural program.


Our internship-only program. Been to Japan before or like to explore on your own? Then this program is perfect for you.

Online Internship

Gain overseas experience from the comfort of your home. This program is for interns who would like to work remotely.

Check it out

Our zenterns giving you a tour

Living and working in Japan might be hard to visualize. While everyone’s experience is different, check out these Zentern’s internship experiences in Japan! 

Details on your internship in Japan

This is how we (sushi) roll

You are ready for an adventure!

An internship in Japan is not only about gaining work experience. It is about personal development as well by stepping outside of your comfort zone. Go explore a new culture, make international friends, travel and enjoy life.

We understand this might be nerve-wracking and scary at first. But did you know our whole team has experienced what you are going through right now? Yearly we have many interns joining our program so you will not be alone. Our team is here to support you 24/7 and Japan is one of the safest countries on earth (Japan #9, Germany #16, USA #121.) 

With that being said, there is no pressure if you prefer experiencing Japan by yourself, just give us a shout if you need anything.

Mark & Luke at their internship in Tokyo
Meet Mark and Luke with the team during their robotics internship in Tokyo.

It's your internship and your experience

You know yourself better than anyone else so share with us your ideal internship placement. We are here to guide you in the right direction. No idea what's out there? Let our team of experts assist you making the right choice.

Choose your company

"Check out company A or actually, company B might fit a bit better!" Depending on your internship field, you will be offered a selection to choose from. Like them all? Let's set up interviews and see what option fits you best.

Choose your location

We have internships in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Yokohama, Sapporo, Okinawa, Matsumoto and actually nationwide! While Tokyo is the main hub for internships followed by Osaka, let us know where you would like to have your internship experience!

No Japanese needed

That's right! Even in Japan you will get around with no-Japanese. Most of our companies do not require any Japanese language level.

Or practice your Japanese

Internships are the best way to practice your Japanese. You have the opportunity to talk outside of the classroom and pick-up some keigo (honorific language) on your way!

Specials & Extra Support

Once a Zentern, always a Zentern! Welcome to the family. For returning Zenterns we have special prices as well as discounts for anyone applying with a friend or referring a friend.
Our services are fully customizable. Thinking of brining your dog? We help find a proper place (and a pet-sitter if needed). Dietary restrictions? We can help with grocery shopping. Want to go into a language school first? Allow us to suggest the best. Just let us know if there is anything we can help with.

Testimonials ZENTERN REVIEWS Intern Voices "From the very beginning of the process I felt well taken care of and I was really encouraged to follow my passion and make the most of my time in Japan. I had a wonderful time with Zentern and would to recommend this program to everyone!" Rhiannon - Creative, UK Rhiannon feedback zentern Mark - Robotics, USA "My internship was an amazing experience that allowed me to grow in many ways. My mentors were very kind and gave me time to become familiar with the workspace, and allowed me to work on projects that I was passionate about." Tiffany - Marketing, Hong Kong "Zentern takes good care of every intern. They also found me a good internship placement where I was able to learn, make new friends and explore a lot about the Japanese culture!" Zac - Business, Singapore "Zentern's process was very quick, easy and reliable. In no-time I was accepted and enjoyed my internship everyday. I become good friends with staff and continue to work for them remotely!"

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