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Culture & career Internship in Japan program

The perfect experience in Japan for first-timers and explorers!

Discover the best of Tokyo and Japan during your internship. We have a full itinerary ready for you.

Whether it is during summer or winter, we will show you the best Japan has to offer; from local events you never thought existed to famous exhibitions.

The perfect experience in Japan for first-timers and explorers!

Discover the best of Tokyo and Japan during your internship. We have a full itinerary ready for you.

Whether it is during summer or winter, we will show you the best Japan has to offer; from local events you never thought existed to famous exhibitions.

How it works

Apply Zentern

1 Sign up

Ready to sign up? Let's get started by filling out the application form and paying the application fee. One of our staff members will contact you to set up a quick meeting and will ask you to send in your documents such as your resume.


2. Relax

Let us do the work! You will receive internship updates from us within no-time and the only thing you have to do is to research places in Japan you'd like to visit or perhaps start to practice a bit of Japanese.


3. Interview

Your interview will be online and in English. Our team will prepare you and once we have been given the green light, can start to prepare your accommodation and arrival to Japan!

Start internship

4. internship in japan

You're here! The team will meet with you before the start of the internship and you will get the chance to meet the other Zenterns. On the first day we can take you to the office so you will not get lost. And don't forget: just enjoy!

+Culture & Career Details

Your internship in Japan couldn’t get better with these extra services!

Quality Internships

Dodgy internships in Japan will never happen with Zentern. We strictly screen companies to ensure our Zenterns get valuable, hands-on work experience. We want you to enjoy going to work everyday with no overtime!

Discover Japan

Explore a whole new country and its culture. We have a seasonal, ever-changing and exciting cultural program ready for you. Allow our team to show you the best Japan has to offer.

Japanese lessons

Weekly Japanese lessons are tailor-made for our Zenterns and only ¥1,500 per lesson. We offer original and professional content that makes learning Japanese fun. Every week we teach you new topics you can apply to daily life right away. After 1 lesson you can finally order your fav drink or understand what Japanese grannies are gossiping about!

Data Sim Card

"Yes mom and dad, I have arrived safely and am having some sushi right now." might be the first words you send home. Staying in touch with your family and friends is important to us. Our SIM card allows you to stay online 24/7.

Transportation Card

Fortunately most companies provide a commuter pass. But Tokyo and other cities have so much more to offer. To get you started we set you up with a charged transportation pass you can top up yourself when needed!

24/7 Emergency Assistance

With Japan being #9 on the Global Peace Index a.k.a. safe-country-ranking, you can still walk the dog at 2am without any worries. While uncommon, accidents do happen. From the beginning we have ensured all Zenterns are safe and genki (healthy). We will be at your side thorough your stay in Japan.

Housing Arrangements

Home is where the heart is (as well as your PlayStation and a comfy bed to watch Netflix.) Zentern arranges your accommodation in Japan based on your preferences. Our housing partners take screenings very seriously ensuring a safe and comfortable environment. Housing starts from $500 for a private room including utilities, furniture, super fast internet and awesome housemates.


We have a whole family at Zentern supporting you. After your internship experience, you might realize you have always wanted to become an astronaut instead of a marketeer. How can I make the switch? How can I use this internship in Japan? You might have many questions. We can get you in touch with the right career counselor.

Arrival Pick-Up Support

Welcome to Japan! We provide you with detailed instructions on how to get to your accommodation. Our housing manager will pick you up from the nearest station and show you the shortest route to your door. If you're unsure on making the journey alone, Zentern members will be happy to pick you up from the airport for an additional ¥18,000.

Workshops & Network Events

Fun & professional workshops. Meet both Japanese and international entrepreneurs, hear about their success stories or you can learn about a traditional tea ceremony. With our workshops & Japanese lessons you will shine like a star during network events. Have a simple chat with Suzuki-san and expand your professional network. Tokyo offers the best biz-hub to meet like minded young professionals.

Special Discounts

That's right! Zentern has partnered up with several unique companies, We offer several discounts on gym classes, fashion items, Japanese sweets, cosmetics and more! You will be granted access to your coupons when you're in Japan!

Goodie Bag

Top secret goodie bags are handed out during your orientation including useful items and seasonal snacks. Zentern is always looking to add something extra special to your internship in Japan experience ( and perhaps some extra kilos in snacks, luckily we have special prices for a gym work-out!)


hop on board!

Ready to start your adventure? Sign up by filling out the application form and fee. Someone will be in touch with you within 24-hours after we have received your application.

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+Culture & Career Program Fee

4 weeks

¥ 230,000
  • $2,250 or €1,850

8 weeks

¥ 280,000
  • $2,750 or €2,250

12 weeks

¥ 330,000
  • $3,250 or €2,650

16 weeks

¥ 380,000
  • $3,750 or €3,050

20 weeks

¥ 430,000
  • $4,250 or €3,450

24 weeks

¥ 480,000
  • $4,750 or €3,850

Invoiced after internship confirmation

Payment in installments OK!

We accept JPY, USD and EUro


Joined our Virtual Internship Program? Your application fee (¥55,000) will be deducted from the program fee.

2021 COVID19 Refund policy

Application Fee

Your application fee is valid for a lifetime in this case instead of 1-year.

Program Fee

20% Refundable if you are unable to travel to Japan due to COVID19 measures.


Zentern Internships is registered in Japan and therefore able to obtain your visa to Japan if needed; most other agencies are not. We have government-approved housing available for the 14-days quarantine and will be checking in with you on a daily basis.
Please note, rules changes all the time depending on the COVID19 situation at that time.


Gifts from us to you

1 %
Friend Package

Sign up with a friend and get both 10% off + 1 free ticket of choice to:

Disney Sea
Universal Studios Japan

Sharing accommodation is optional too!


Prep pack

A small present from Zentern to you:
a JPY1,500 Amazon gift card to get you started in Japan!
Perhaps a new bag for the internship or cozy slippers for home? Amazon Japan has almost anything you need!


1 weeks
or longer

Receive a JPY3,000 Amazon Giftcard to get you started in Japan AND a ticket of choice to Disneyland, Disney Sea or Universal Studios Japan!
(Only for +Culture & Career Program.)

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