Cultural immersion & community in Tokyo
The Tokyo Experience
When you’re living and interning in a new country, immersed in a new culture and language, the presence of a strong support network is vital to your experience. The community that international interns become a part of when they undertake an internship in Tokyo is made up of diverse and talented individuals from around the world. The Intern Group’s participants come from over 150 countries, and every single intern has something unique and valuable to share. As an intern in Tokyo, you’ll have the chance to make professional connections with both local Japanese professionals and international experts. Of course, living and commuting with other interns means you’ll also have a built-in group of friends with whom to explore all that Tokyo has to offer!
In addition to an internship in your career field, our internship in Japan program provides an entire professional, cultural and social experience.
Mt Fuji day trip
Tsukiji market tour and Sushi workshop
Japanese food tour
Our team is there to support you from start to finish. They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in Tokyo as well as your airport transfer at the end of your internship. For those who will arrive at Narita airport, we will provide a single airport pick up, for the departure we will provide express ticket to Narita.
We also partner with Talkspace to provide all our participants with fully anonymous access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months. This ensures you’ll always have someone to talk to when adjusting to life at your internship in Japan.
We provide you with a topped-up transport card with the cost of your first month’s commute, allowing you to navigate Tokyo’s public transport without worrying about cost. With your first month’s commute to your internship covered, you can focus on settling into your internship in Tokyo.
We provide optional language classes for applicants looking to improve their Japanese language skills.
Japan is the world’s third largest economy and the second most developed in the world. Japanese is a gateway to other Asian markets and languages and those who speak it will have access to limitless opportunities.
We partner with a leading Japanese language school in Tokyo. They offer evening and private Japanese courses for all language learners, with a focus on laying a solid foundation on the pronunciation and tones.
Book your language course with The Intern Group and let us get everything arranged for when you arrive.
Evening courses run for a total of 20 hours. The curriculums are based around familiar scenes that you will be able to use from the next day. The lessons are conducted in small groups, which enables you to have plenty of interaction with your teacher.
Private lessons are one-on-one with your teacher. Semi-private lessons are small sized group lessons. Lessons cover various proficiency levels, from elementary level for students who have just arrived in Japan, to advance level for those wanting to practice technical terms as a business person. All teachers are skilled professionals in Japanese teaching and have a knowledgeable command of business. The schedule for private lessons is more flexible. You can choose the curriculum, day, time and place.
All options are available at all times of the year. If this is something that interests you, let us know.