Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

There are 1853 Japanese companies that have business in the United States now. By studying Japanese at UPenn, you will have an opportunity to gain the language proficiency as well as the cultural knowledge to work in Japanese companies.

Annual Student Panel: Career & Internship Opportunities in Japan at Penn
11th Annual student Panel 2018
Date and Time: 10/26 Friday 3-5pm
Place: McNeil Building 286-7, University of Pennsylvania

Are you interested in an internship and/or a job opportunity in Japan? Join us at the panel where we learn from our fellow students and experts on job hunting for Japanese-English bilinguals. The talk will include topics such as job hunting, work, use of Japanese language at work, cross-cultural issues, challenges, and achievement. You can ask more questions at the talk, too!

The panelists from the first session (3-4pm) are students and alumni of Japanese language classes at the University of Pennsylvania. The panelist from the second session (4-5pm) is a recruiter for English-Japanese bilingual students. She will provide an overview and tips of job hunting.
The panel is conducted in English. It is open to the public.
The panel will be chaired by Tomoko Takami, Director of Japanese Language Program and Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages. For any questions, please contact

1st session (3-4pm): Student Panelists

Derek Finn, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Elias Graca, Onedrops, Inc
Morgan Thweatt, very 50
Michael Williams, JET Programme
Anita Yang, Daimler/Mitsubishi FUSO/PABCO

2nd session(4-5pm):
A recruiter from DISCO International

This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Japanese Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

2. Internships Opportunities

PASONA International Exchange Program
This summer internship program allows outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a two-month internship at a Japanese company. The internship provides the student with valuable opportunities to learn Japanese business practices and to receive on-the-job-training at well-known Japanese companies in Tokyo. The program also provides a monthly stipend, round-trip airfare as well as company sponsored housing in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Please contact at for more details and the application form

Come on Out-Japan Summer Internship Program 
For university students and recent graduates with native level English skills, who would be interested in coming to Japan for 6 weeks from mid-July to late August, 2018.

Keio Academy of New York Summer Program: Internship Opportunities
It is a perfect opportunity for those wishing to study the Japanese language and Japanese culture or aspiring to work in Japan in the future as well as for undergraduate and graduate students who are themselves Japanese-English bilinguals.

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden – Arts Education Marketing Intern for Fall 2018
The Art Education Marketing Intern’s primary responsibility will be developing, producing and creating content for a short promotional video, as well as other materials, for the Shofuso summer camp.

Career Forum

Los Angels Career Forum 2018
October 5 & 6 (Fri. & Sat.), 2018
If you’re seeking a new job or a new career to utilize your Japanese and English skills, this is an event you don’t want to miss! This is a great opportunity to meet with the hiring decision-makers from big name industry companies and go home with job offers.

Boston Career Forum 2018
Nov 9 (Fri.) – 11 (Sun.), 2018
World’s largest job fair for Japanese-English Bilinguals
As a rare and exceptional opportunity to connect directly with top industry players, students and working professionals alike attend this event to discover exciting new opportunities and look to launch fulfilling careers in new fields. Explore and expand your own potential at this year’s Boston Career Forum!

3. Human Resources Companies

DISCO International
A human resources firm specializing in Japanese-English bilingual recruitment

They provide jobs, outsourcing, consulting many other human resources services.

They specialize in human resources and career support in Japan and all over the world.

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