Internships in Japan

Internships in Japan

The following Japanese companies and institutions are looking for interns from Switzerland:

If you are a Japan-based company looking for interns from Switzerland — students or graduates from Switzerland’s top Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts — please contact the S&T Office Tokyo to be listed on this page.

  • Vigience
  • High-quality business software products and consulting services
  • Servicing leading IT providers and other customers since 2006
  • Vigience is looking for trainees with a strong background in computer-science
  • Please contact directly:
    Ms. Asako Fukuda:  —  +81-3-4520-5400

1) Requirements
English communication skills
Electrical/ electronics major (knows the basics of electric circuits)
Interest in the business of Otowa Electric as a manufacturer specializing in lightning
Minimum 6-month commitment

2) Conditions
Salary (living allowance): 150,000 yen per month (after deductions)
Furnished apartment room close to work in Amagasaki, Hyogo

3) Possible tasks
Analysis of rival companies’ products/services
Supporting lightning experiments, data organization
Translation of technical materials
Assisting designs

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  • teamLab is looking for specialists in the information society such as; Programmers (User Interface Engineers, Database Engineers, Network Engineers, Hardware engineers, Computer Vision Engineers, Software Architects), Mathematicians, Architects, CG Animators, Web Designers, Graphic Designers, Artists, Editors and more.
  • teamLab will financially support trainees with accommodation, meals and local transportation
  • Internships are possible from a minimum duration of 2 weeks
  • Please apply directly on their website: 

JET Programme 2017

  • This year, two positions for Swiss applicants are available for the JET Programme (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme), offering young foreign university graduates to work at schools or in local authorities offices. Recruitment:

  • 1 Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
    Contracting Organisation: Myoko City (Niigata Prefecture)
    Placement: Kogen Junior High School

  • 1 Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)
    Contracting Organisation: Oyamazaki Town (Kyoto Prefecture)
    Placement: Board of Education of Oyamazaki Town

  • The application window for 2017 is now closed

Scholarships towards an Internship in Japan

Successful candidates will have a background in business administration, economics, engineering, informatics, international law or similar areas of study. In addition, they will already have acquired a solid basic knowledge of spoken and written Japanese (hiragana, katakana and approximately 200 kanji) before departing for Japan.

Note: The scholarship committee has newly adopted two application deadlines per year as of January 2017.

Spring Application Deadline: February 28, 2018.
Application deadline for a “Year in Japan” starting in autumn 2018 or thereafter. Please submit all necessary documents electronically to stricker.martin ‘at’

Document for the application  / Information on the application procedure

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