Here at the Sakae Japan Internship program, we take great care in finding the right company in Japan for you to intern at. By approaching internships from both the intern’s and the company’s perspectives, we make sure interns are placed in a field related to their interests or studies, and that they never find themselves in a company or situation where they cannot work and experience Japan properly. Despite Japan being more international than ever, that does not mean all Japanese companies are prepared to host foreign interns.
Although our ultimate goal is to help internationalize and diversify Japanese business, we recognize that process does not necessarily start with hosting interns. As such, we vet each of our partner companies to make sure they have the resources and knowledge to properly accommodate interns who come from different cultures and backgrounds, and speak different languages. While interning in Japan is a great opportunity to learn about Japan and its culture, interns also have the opportunity to challenge Japanese customs and improve Japanese business.
With internships in fields such as business consulting, education consulting, human resources development, web engineering, software programming, real estate, and more, there is no need for students to be forced to choose between interning in a field that interests them and interning in Japan. Based on the information from your registration form and first Skype interview, we search through our affiliated companies to find internships which we think are a good match for you.
For those who come from different cultures and speak different languages, finding employment in Japan can be extremely complicated and difficult to understand. Moreover, beginning the Japanese job-hunting process while one is still studying in school can be a nearly insurmountable task. We here at the Sakae Japan Internship Program provide support to help smooth over that process for those who wish to work in Japan after their internships, and do so at no cost.
Once your internship has been completed, the Sakae Japan Internship Program continues to support you, helping you apply the skills and experience gained through your internship to your job search in Japan.
For currently enrolled students:
For many students, finishing their internships here in Japan means going back to their home country to finish their degree at their home university. In these cases, interviewing in person and job-hunting in Japan is typically not possible simply due to the intern’s circumstances. However, through helping search for companies which suit the intern, arranging Skype interviews, and providing support for when interns return to Japan, the Sakae Japan Internship Program is able to stay with interns and see them through to their employment.
For recent graduates:
For those who have completed internships, received their degrees, and are ready to immediately begin the job-hunting process in Japan, the Sakae Japan Internship Program is prepared to be with you every step of the way. In some cases, it is even possible to find employment right with the company at which one interned. From helping search for suitable companies to arranging interviews, the Sakae Japan Internship Program provides support in numerous ways.