We have stopped accepting applications from both companies and interns for this year.
People who have full of skills and knowledge, and are currently living in either country on the OECD/DAC List except People's Republic of China and
having the nationality of either country on the OECD/DAC List except People's Republic of China. ※ If you have already applied for 2016~2021 programs, you cannot apply in this time.
Summer internship: the middle of May, 2022～the late of June
Winter internship: the middle of August, 2022～the late of September
Place where interns do the internship
■The place of internship: Intership company in general
Disgnated facilities such as overseas' University due to the internship program types.
(To be arranged)
①1st August 2022～9th September 2022
②22nd August, 2022～30th September2022
①31st October 2022～9th December 2022
②7th November 2022～16th December 2022
Applicants must meet all the following requirements:
□Understanding the purpose of this program and having the will to contribute to the host company’s activities with his/her skill and knowledge
□Living in either country on the OECD/DAC List except People's Republic of China and
Having the nationality of either country on the OECD/DAC List except People's Republic of China
□Being able to work as an intern for 4 hours per day, 5 days per week, Monday through Friday in the place agreed, in the case of the Course-A, a designated workspace.
□Having language proficiency in Japanese (JLPT N3 or higher) and/or in English (Business level).
□Submitting the following document(s):
→For Students of University or Graduate School: a letter of recommendation by his/her academic advisor
→For Graduates: a graduation certificate of university or graduate school
□Submitting a certificate of useful qualifications for internship (if applicable)
□Being able to attend the Pre- and post-orientation
□Being able to follow the instruction by JIP office and the host company.
Note: The applicant cannot apply if he/she has already participated in this program from FY2016 to FY2021.
How to Apply
□For those who want to apply this project, we would like everyone to register new account from the website below.
□After registering account, please open this page again with logged in, then click [Apply Status] and [Apply] button below.
Main support for interns
For all course:
1. Insurance coverage during the activity period
2. Interns can borrow communication device such as laptop, LAN, and mobile phone etc.
※If you are the type of visiting Japan, we cover your expense for visiting Japan.
Main responsibilities of interns
□Developing an internship plan (intern's role, goals, etc.) in cooperation with a responsible person of the host company.
□Participating in pre-training, Kickoff training, follow-up training, and wrap-up presentation.
□Engaging in internship during the designated period.
□Being able to follow the instruction by JIP office and the host company.
□Keeping regular contact with the host company during the internship period.
□Keeping appropriate behavior required as a recipient of public funds from Japanese government.
※This internship program does not offer an actual employment but work experience within certain period in Japanese company.
Application Summer internship: the middle of May, 2022～Thursday, 30 June
Winter intership: the middle of May, 2022～Friday, 30 september1
Information sessions Application
Summer internship: the middle of May, 2022～Thursday, 30 June
Winter intership: the middle of May, 2022～Friday, 30 september
■Applicants must be Living in either country on the OECD/DAC List except People's Republic of China and
Having the nationality of either country on the OECD/DAC List except People's Republic of China.
■Information sessions for interns will be held online. Applicants can apply for the internship even if he/she did not attend the information session.
■Information sessions for host companies will also be held online.
■Applications is accepted online through the entry form on JIP office website.
2. Selection / Matching Summer intership: July, 2022～the middle of August
Winter internship: September, 2022～Octobber2
Summer intership: July, 2022～the middle of August
Winter internship: September, 2022～Octobber
■Based on the content of the application, JIP office will check various elements, such as applicant's aptitude, motivation, experience, skills, etc.
■JIP office will conduct a document screening, first interview and second interview.
■The applicant may be asked to submit additional documents for reference, such as a certification of certain skill which may be useful for internship, during the selection process.
■JIP office will select and recommend the appropriate candidates to the host companies, according to their applications, along with their expectations and preferences.
■The result of the matching will be informed to both the host company and the applicant. The matching will be established if both of them can accept the result.
■Once a matching is established, you are not allowed to decline.
The Screening Committee
■The Screening Committee approves the matching.
Notification of results
■After approval by the Screening Committee, a notice of acceptance will be sent to both the intern and the company. Based on this notification, the company and intern will begin to prepare for the internship activities.
5. Finalization of contract5
Finalization of contract
■Contracts will be signed between JIP office and the host company, and between JIP office and the intern, defining the rules and obligations regarding the acceptance and implementation of the internship.
1. Submission of internship plan Course A：Jul.~ Aug.
Submission of internship plan
Course A：Jul.~ Aug.
■The host company will contact the intern and discuss about the mission, goal, and plan of the internship. Based on what was discussed, the host company will submit an “internship plan” to JIP office.
4 hours per day
Intern’s activity duration is 35 days, Monday through Friday regardless of each company’s regulated work days.
2. Plan approval and notification2
Plan approval and notification
■JIP office will check if the contents and goals of the “internship plan” reflect the purpose of JIP program adequately. The office will also check if the mission and commitment of the host company’s person in charge are clear, and if the acceptance of interns is recognized as an important matter.
■If the content and goals of the internship do not match the purpose of JIP program, and its validity cannot be admitted, the acceptance of interns may be cancelled.
3.Preparation before internship3
Preparation before internship
■JIP office will arrange "internship insurance" for the interns.
■Until the internship starts, please be in contact with your host company constantly, through email and Teams etc.
■JIP office will provide online training to both host companies and interns
(Cross-cultural understanding, online management innovations, etc)
■Kickoff training between interns and companies will be conducted to ensure smooth communication right from the start of the internship.
■The company will conduct an orientation for the intern right after the start of the internship. This will explain the company’s rules and regulations, including what needs to be followed during the online internship. The internship plan should be reviewed and understood by the intern and the related department employees.
■The company and the intern will submit daily reports to JIP office. JIP office will conduct online meetings with the company if necessary, in order to monitor the progress and status.
■If you wish to conduct activities outside of the designated satellite office or home, please contact JIP office in advance and ask for JIP office's decision.
■Host companies must submit various documents by the due date.
Midterm review/Follow-up training
■JIP office will organize a midpoint review during the internship.
■Host companies and interns will check the progress, and reflect on what they have learned and what they should improve on.
5. Wrap up presentation5
Wrap up presentation
■There will be a wrap up presentation at the end of the internship. Company manager of host companies and interns will each present the outcome of the internship, and the achievement of the mission each company had.
Please read and agree to the following terms and conditions before applying.
1. Submitting an application does not guarantee your participation to this program.
2. JIP office will not respond to any inquiries regarding the selection process or reasons for acceptance/rejection.
3. Even if the Screening Committee approves the application and the matching is completed, there is a possibility that the application will be cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g. natural disaster).
4. After the matching is approved by the Screening Committee and is under mutual agreement, cancellation is not possible.
5. Once the internship starts, it cannot be interrupted for the convenience of the company or the intern.
6. As this is a government-funded 2022 internship program, the results of the internship will be published on the website, including the name of the company or institution, a summary of the internship, and information from interviews.
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