WHY INTERN IN OSAKA?
As one of the ancient capitals of Japan, Osaka has a rich history preserved in the traditional cultural values and experiences available throughout the city. Known as the “Nation’s Kitchen”, Osaka is the foodie capital of Japan and home to many national favorites, as well as dishes made infamous in Osaka. The city is also central to many of the region’s historical preserved sites and can operate as a springboard for your exploration of Japan. If the speed of life in Tokyo is too quick, Osaka offers interns a more relaxed alternative while keeping you in the heart of an active and lively city.
OSAKA'S INTERNSHIP SECTORS
Some of the key industries in Osaka are very much unique to this city. There are many different outlets to manufacturing in Osaka, but pharmaceutical manufacturing is a majority of industry within Osaka. Renewable energy and environment technology allows students to get involved in cutting-edge work in this growing field. The many different service industries also offer students a variety of interesting fields in which to work. Osaka’s balance of contemporary industry with age-old service industries offers every sector an engaging look at business development over time.
In addition to the above, your program will also include;
High-quality, centrally located accommodation
CareerBridge, our Professional Development Hub, which contains 12 professional development courses
Welcome Pack on arrival (SIM & Travel card included)
Airport Pickup and Accommodation Drop-off
Orientation Weekend including city tour
First Day Company Drop-off
Business, Cultural, and Community outreach events
24/7 support from on the ground staff
Exclusive Alumni Network and LinkedIn groups
5 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Sector specific knowledge
Country specific knowledge
We offer 14 professional sectors for all our internship programs:
Architecture & Real Estate
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Marketing, PR & Advertising
Media & Creative Industries
NGOS, Charities & Not-for-Profit
Tourism & Travel
A PROGRAM TO SUIT YOU
Take a look at our program options in Osaka:
Complete a one, two or three-month internship in Osaka.
Choose from a range of industries and gain international experience in your chosen sector.
Our Internship Program includes accommodation, networking events, cultural events and 24/7 on-the-ground support.
Add some extra adventure to your internship placement.
Get a taste of Japan with a 10-day trip around the country. Travel to some of Japan’s best and most famous landmarks before beginning your one or two-month internship placement. The Travel Add-On is fully-organized for your convenience with dedicated guides and pre-booked accommodation and transport.
Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to apply at least 6-10 weeks prior to your preferred start date.
PROGRAM FEES (ALL IN USD)
Looking for pricing information? You can find all our Program Prices, including for various Program Locations, Program Lengths, and Program Options, on our dedicated Prices page by clicking here.
In order to begin your internship, you will need to submit an electronic application to our program. You can do this on our Apply page.
Upon receiving your application, it will be reviewed by your nearest Regional Team who will assess your suitability for our programs.
Once your application is reviewed, our Admissions Advisers will reach out to you via email to schedule an Advising Session.
Those applicants who are successful at the application review stage will be invited for an Advising Session with one of our Admissions Advisers. The Advising Session will be 20-30 minutes long where we will ask:
Your interest in our programs
Your relevant past working and voluntary experience
Your sector choices and preferred type of host company
Your personal and professional goals
4. PROGRAM CONFIRMATION
A few days after your Advising Session, you’ll be informed of the outcome of your application to join our internship program by email. If you are successful, you’ll receive an offer which will formally invite you to join the program and details on how to confirm your place with a Program Acceptance Fee.
5. PLACEMENT CONFIRMATION
Once you have submitted your Acceptance Fee and First Installment, our Placement teams will officially start reaching out to our Host Company partners to confirm your company and job description with our Placement Supervisors. The sooner you confirm your placement on our programs, the sooner we can get you more information on your placement! Please note that early applicants get priority for most competitive host company opportunities.
With our Placement First Guarantee, you will only be required to pay the final installment when you have received a confirmed placement from your Adviser.
If you have any questions about this procedure please feel free to contact us for more information.
Your Adviser will work with you to ensure we have all of your relevant travel details (flights, insurance, special requests, etc) and prepare you for your arrival in your program destination.
A week before your Program Start Date, our on-the-ground Program Management staff will introduce themselves and provide you with all the necessary information for your arrival. We look forward to welcoming you to our Programs!
An internship in Japan that is less than 90 days without remuneration is regarded as a voluntary activity, therefore no visa is required if you are citizen of a country on this list.
For countries that do not benefit from visa exemption, you are required to apply for a Temporary Visitor Visa at your local Japanese Embassy/Consulate-General. Whilst we provide guidance on the visa application process, the cost of your visa is not included in the Program Fee. It is recommended you submit the visa application at least 4 weeks prior to your Program Start Date. Immigration regulations are constantly changing so it is advised you pay attention to updates on the aforementioned list.