Immersive Internship Program in Tokyo

Kickstart your career with a CV-boosting international work experience program.

Tokyo offers an inspiring location for an internship in Japan. A dizzying range of businesses thrive in the city, home to over 50 Fortune Global 500 companies. Our Tokyo internships run in 18 industries including technology, business, and fashion.

You might be dodging rainstorms or gazing at cherry blossom heading to the office. But Tokyo is safe, affordable and easy to navigate. That’s thanks to an efficient transport network and the helpful Japanese.

Don’t forget Tokyo 2020 is on the horizon… Time to start planning that summer internship?

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What’s Included

Career Development

A guaranteed professional internship in your preferred industry

You will get a guaranteed internship in the industry of your choice. We’ll carefully design your Immersive Internship Program so it has the perfect ingredients for your career success. From picking the right role for you within our extensive network of partner firms, to ironing out the details with your internship company.

Immersive workshop

Our workshop includes exercises and activities that will help you thrive in your internship as well as your future career. A typical workshop may include sessions on communication, leadership, personal branding, building confidence etc.

Career coaching and support

Your 1-to-1 career coaching session with our qualified coach will help you understand your strengths and gain clarity on your career plans. Scheduled at your convenience, this will be a fantastic opportunity to review existing aspirations or start future plans afresh.

You will also have access to personal career and interview advice throughout the duration of your program.

Curated calendar of professional networking events

Our local team is constantly on the lookout for professional networking events across the city. Make sure you keep an eye out for our invites – these events will be great opportunities to meet inspiring people and make valuable contacts.

Curated online courses and tools

A range of curated online courses and resources to help your professional and personal development.

Please check out the Career Development section below to find out more.

CV support

A stand-out CV will boost your chances of getting a job you love. We’ll make sure yours is finished to the highest standards and is ready to send out.

Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence

Once you’ve successfully completed the program, your alumnus status will be confirmed with a Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence.

Community & Events

Thriving local community

Excited but nervous about your upcoming adventure? No worries – you will join a local community of existing and new interns, who’ve all been in your shoes. Of course, our incredible local Community Team is always there to make sure you have a great time.

Comprehensive 24/7 local support

Our local team will be on hand to make sure you have the best experience possible, and support you in any challenges that you may face during your program.

Orientation

Take your first day settling in (and get over jetlag for those coming from afar!). You will be invited to a comprehensive orientation on your second day in the country, where we will tell you everything you need to know about the city and what to expect from the program in the coming weeks and months.

Welcome dinner

After the orientation, our welcome dinner will be the perfect opportunity for you to get to know your fellow interns better. Many of our previous interns have made friends for life during their internship programs!

Bi-Weekly community dinner

There will be a community dinner every few weeks to keep you in touch with everyone.

Every few weeks we will get everyone together for a fun evening of catchups and good local food.

Local events and day trips

During the program we’ll run three events, from spectacular cultural sites to amazing cooking classes and food tours. Please check out the Community section below to find out more.

A bustling social calendar of exciting events

We run an active program of events; so when you are free join us and let your inner explorer go wild.

Farewell dinner to celebrate program completion

As your course nears its end, celebrate your achievements with our end of program dinner.

Some extras

Visa support

We get it, applying for a visa can be complicated. But don’t worry, if you need a visa, our team will be on hand to support you throughout the process. Head to our Visa Eligibility page to find out if you need a visa.

Airport transport on arrival

We’ll pick you up when you arrive, and take you to your accommodation.

Beyond welcome bag

A bag of exciting hand-picked goodies.

SIM card (on request)

If you need a country-specific SIM card for your phone, we’ll have it ready for you on arrival.

Career Development

Our carefully designed career development program will equip and empower you, so you can flourish during your internship and beyond.

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Young woman using a computer Young business leaders meeting Career coaching a young professional Young professional using a laptop online

A professional internship

We offer a guaranteed internship in the industry of your choice, with start dates every month, and durations from one to six months.

An internship gives you sound insight into local business practice wherever you are. Plus real-world skills you can use everywhere.

Keen to master Japanese and local business etiquette? Those are just two of the bonuses work experience in Tokyo offers.

Japan’s hard-working culture has a focus on collaboration. That teamwork extends into socialising beyond the office, helping you tune in to both people and place. Your non-native viewpoint and language can bring cool opportunities you might not get elsewhere.

Immersive workshop

Our workshop is meticulously designed to help you get the most out of your program experience.

Run by inspiring speakers and coaches, our workshop program teems with exciting and useful exercises and sessions that help you hone your skills.

Get ready to come out of the workshop empowered and inspired – both professionally and personally.

Build up your core communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

Work on your personal brand and learn how to build confidence. Discover and harness passions for lasting career success.

Career coaching & support

Our qualified coach will take you through a1-to-1 coaching session. Tailored around you, your coach will walk through the plans, goals, and aspirations for your career. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore who you want to be, both professionally and personally.

You can schedule it around your diary, which is bound to be pretty full, so you can talk about what is most important to you. Do it at the beginning of the program to focus on making the most of the internship. A mid-term session is great if you want to talk about how you’re finding things.Take it towards the end if some self-reflection and forward-planning is in order.

Don’t forget you can get personal career advice and interview tips from our team at any time during the program.

We can also help you perfect your CV and LinkedIn profile, or prepare a professional portfolio.

Online tools and courses

We’ve curated a selection of the very best online tools and resources that will support you in making the most out of your internship experience, and boost your career in general.

A personal development plan toolkit. Online seminars on how to succeed at interviews. Sessions on making an impact, building your personal brand, or developing professional IQ. These are just some of the examples of interesting and useful resources you will have access to.

Community & Events

We want you to feel at home when interning with us. Our Community Teams will help you do just that. They’ll assist you in getting settled in and provide pointers in the right direction, should it be needed.

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Group of friends laughing on a balcony Young people having dinner together Mt Fuji and Chureito Pagoda Closeup of Sushi Young tourist in Tokyo alleyway

Your Tokyo Community

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of Japan is the culture. From the way that people interact to the way they chill after work, living in Japan is a big change from the west (and all the more exciting for that).

Hope you are looking forward to having Tokyo as your home-away-from-home. Our community team and your fellow interns will be like your family during your time here. Need help settling in? Want to find the best vegan restaurants in town? Questions about our upcoming Mount Fuji trip? Just reach out and our team will be on hand to help 24/7. Sure, it’ll all be a little different, but that’s all part of the experience.

Welcome Orientation

A full introduction to the program, the city and other interns. The perfect chance to get ready for the transformative few months ahead. There’ll be more dinner invites every few weeks, so keep an eye out.

Networking Opportunities

We’ll invite you to events and networking opportunities in Tokyo. Build up your international contacts and have fun while doing it.

Mount Fuji

Take a trip to the iconic Mount Fuji. Breathe in the extraordinary scenery and stroll through the amazing array of seasonal colours on display.

Sushi Workshop

To the Japanese, attention to detail is everything. Learn how to make jaw-droppingly good sushi. Pick up some of the best quality ingredients on your tour of the huge Tsukiji market.

Shinjuku Night

As the neon flairs into life, join us on a tour of the busy Shinjuku. Eat and drink as the locals do, from the modern to the traditional.

Your Tokyo program
at a glance

See what awaits you – here’s a snapshot of what it’s like to intern in Tokyo based on a typical 6-week program.

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Weeks 1 & 2

After all that waiting, the wheels of the plane finally hit the tarmac. Welcome to Tokyo.

Take a day to steady yourself and get settled into your accommodation then join us for an orientation and welcome dinner. You’ll be able to meet other interns and start making friends from around the world.

The first days of your internship will be an exhilarating experience. You’ll be introduced to your team and get a chance to explore the new office. After work dinner at Shibuya with our Community Team to unwind. Why not explore a new local neighbourhood on your way home.

Work will be your focus in these early weeks. You’ll also get the chance to take our Business Workshop which will give you a range of tools and insights that you can put to action in the office.

Finally, start looking forward to our day trip to Mount Fuji. It will definitely be a highlight of your time in Japan.

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Weeks 3 & 4

Grab coffee with your Manager and find out how you are doing at work.

Networking events will see you chatting with inspiring industry professionals and building your international network.

Continue exploring the wonders that Tokyo has to offer with our amazing events. Street tour in Shinjuku, sushi-making class, hidden cafes – you’ll never have a dull weekend during your time in Tokyo!

Paper lanterns in Tokyo

Weeks 5 & 6

As you start to get into your stride in your internship, it’s the perfect time to look ahead.

In your 1-to-1 career coaching session you’ll start to unleash your dreams and ambitions. Talk through your strengths and challenges. Set goals and start making plans for your career success.

As your time in Tokyo nears its end, you’ll get a great send-off from us and the amazing people you have met during your farewell dinner.

You’ll have made many friends and contacts who’ll no doubt now be part of your professional network. One last meal for the road at your favourite local izakaya?

Tokyo Program Costs

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! Please note that flights, food and Visa costs (if applicable) are not included. Visit our visa eligibility page   to find out if you need a visa.

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Pay in full discount
In order to qualify for the discount, you’ll need to make your payment in full within 7 days of your program offer.
Less than 7 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of being accepted to the program.

Payment 1: 90% of the total program fee, payable at least 4 weeks before your start date.

7 – 10 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 90% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

11 – 14 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 2: 60% of the total program fee, payable within 8 weeks of your program offer.

15+ weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 2: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 8 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 3: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 12 weeks of your program offer.

Living in Tokyo as a Student and Young Professional 

"I love Tokyo. If I had to eat only in one city for the rest of my life, Tokyo would be it. Most chefs I know would agree with me." - Anthony Bourdain

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