recent years, the number of people who experience internship as
employment experience while they are students has been increasing.
In general, internship is a system through which a student
gains work experience relating to his/her major field and future
career at a company, etc., while at school. Some universities are
facilitating internship as a part of the curriculum. If you receive
financial remuneration from the company, you need to apply for the
permit for activity other than that of the designated visa status.
Regarding the availability of internship systems and
transfer of the internship experience into credits, please confirm
with the school at the time of your selection. Information on companies
receiving internship students, registration and other items is available
on the Internet as well.
If a student who is registered at a university outside
Japan enters Japan to have employment experience as a part of the
curriculum for obtaining credits from his/her university based on
an agreement between the university and the company, the status
of residence will be "Designated Activities," "Cultural
Activities" or "Temporary Visitor" depending on whether
financial remuneration is provided, and the duration of stay in
If you wish to take an internship program while studying
in Japan, please inquire at "ETIC", a non-profit organization
refer to Chapter 15).
If you are a student living outside Japan, AIESEC (Association
Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales:
which is a student organization having committees in more than 700
universities in 84 countries, conducts recruitment for internship
programs for overseas companies (Refer to Chapter 15.)