Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Government of Japan Internship Program 2017

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Government of Japan Internship Program: As Japanese companies take on young foreign talent from abroad for internships, Japan achieves greater internationalization for its people and organizations through knowledge building aimed at new developments and expansion of overseas business for Japanese companies, and by changing awareness through working with foreigners and experiencing cross-cultural communication, as well as constructing networks and developing in-house systems in conjunction with overseas universities aimed at securing foreign talent.

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Government of Japan Internship Program 2017
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Government of Japan Internship Program 2017


Young foreign nationals of developing countries (OECD/DAC-listed countries)
*2016 participants in this Program are not eligible to participate.
Recruitment numbers: 120 interns (around 40 will be international students in Japan)
Intern destination Private-sector companies, industry associations, and non-profit corporations in Japan.
Host companies are determined after matching by the Program Office and subsequent approval by the Screening Committee.


1 Allowance: 4,000 yen per day for living expenses. This amount is payable per day for the entire duration of the internship (except for international students living in Japan, who will be paid for active days only)
2 Round-trip economy class air ticket, travel insurance (international students in Japan not eligible)
3 Internship insurancE
4 Transportation and accommodation expenses including training program fee when participating in training
Internship period
(To be arranged) International students in Japan:A: Around 3 months from August to Wednesday, December 20
Overseas foreign nationals:
B: Entering Japan on Monday, September 11 & departing Wednesday, November 22
C: Entering Japan on Monday, September 25 & departing Thursday December 7
D: Entering Japan on Sunday, October 8 & departing Thursday, December 21

Application requirements

  • Applicants satisfying all the following requirements are eligible.
  • Agreeing with the spirit of this program, and through the internship promoting internationalization of Japanese companies, developing the overseas business of Japanese companies, and working together to construct networks with overseas universities etc.
  • Holding citizenship of an eligible country or region.
  • Proficiency in Japanese language (JLPT level N3 or higher) or proficiency in English.
  • As a rule, applicants should be at least 20 years of age and no older than 40 as at June 30, 2017.
  • Applicants must able to submit a school or university enrolment or graduation certificate as well as a letter of recommendation from an affiliated university or institution etc.
  • Able to undertake both the internship and Pre-Training full-time at the host company. (International students must also able to balance these against their studies)
  • Other requirements meeting any individual conditions stipulated by the host company.
  • Applicant must not have participated in this Program in 2016.

Application Deadline: June 30th 2017

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