Mission & Vision
Our ultimate goals at the Sakae Japan Internship Program are to bridge the gap between Japan and the rest of the world, and to advocate for diversity and internationalization in Japan. We seek to achieve these goals through matching talented students and recent graduates with Japanese companies looking for skilled foreign interns.
In order to give international students and graduates the opportunity to work within their field in an international environment, we hand-pick internship opportunities for each intern. By working directly with applicants to determine their professional skills, languages skills, and availability, and by working directly with companies which would not otherwise be able to look for interns from abroad, the Sakae Japan Internship Program can pair up interns with jobs that are perfectly tailored to them.
The Sakae Japan Internship Program is a partnership between The Sakae Institute of Study Abroad and subsidiary company, Lighthouse Global, Inc. Founded in 1972 by Ms. Yoko Sakae, The Sakae Institute of Study Abroad has provided Japanese students with the counseling and support they need to study abroad in America. Lighthouse Global, Inc. was founded in 2006, and has helped a large number of international students and graduates obtain employment in Japanese companies. With our combined expertise in offering study abroad and career support, and using our network of connections, we offer information and career counseling services for university students and recent graduates looking to intern or work with Japanese companies.