Internships at the EU-Japan Centre :
  • In Tokyo office:

The EU-Japan Centre (Tokyo office) is looking for an intern to help prepare promotional materials in Japanese language which will target Japanese companies interested in international business cooperation with EU companies. The intern will support the team of the EU-Japan Business Cooperation with ASEAN, Africa and Latin America Helpdesk which is based in Tokyo, Japan. The internship is unpaid. Details of the internship.

  • In Brussels office:

Internship quota for the months of January until March 2024 has been reached. Interested students are free to apply for the month of April onwards. 

Are you a student interested by the Japanese industrial sector and the economic relations between the EU and Japan? Do you wish to gain professional experience in an international environment and possibly jumpstart your European career?

Throughout the year, the Brussels office of the EU-Japan Centre is hosting students wishing to conduct an internship in the framework of their university program.

Whether you are a bachelor or master student, you may have to conduct a compulsory internship as part of your university program (ECTS-rewarded internship), or you might have the chance to undertake a voluntary internship with an university contract. Conditions for such internships depend on the country and institution you come from, so please consult with your faculty for further details. Please note that such compulsory or voluntary internship cannot exceed a period of 4 months. You must be enrolled in a EU-based university.

Tasks: Within the framework of the internship, the intern will primarily be focusing on research (covering industrial sectors and cultural aspects of Japan) as a way to update our website content. Besides that, other tasks might be requested upon needs based on the intern's skills and interests.

Requirements: An advanced English level (at least C1) and an intermediate Japanese level (at least N3) are required. The intern should also have an interest in Japanese culture, industrial sectors, and EU-Japan relations.

Note: this internship is unpaid. A stipend covering expenses (10 euros per day of internship) will be provided.

The internship is to be done on a remote-working basis. If you are available in Brussels and wish to be present at the office, please consult the internship supervisor (contact details below). 

The EU-Japan Centre does not provide support to obtain visa.

Interested? Please send your CV and motivation letter (including the preferred internship's length and starting date) to Ms. Sofia Smerzi at s.smerzi(at) Candidacies are taken on a rolling basis.

Companies offering services to find internships in Japan

Please note that the tailored services offered by the below listed companies in finding an internship in Japan may be subject to a fee. The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is not involved in nor informed about the amount of the fees. Neither the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation nor any person acting on its behalf is responsible for any consequences which may arise from third-party use, whether by individuals or organisations, of the companies' support services.

EU Institute in Japan - Tokyo Consortium

EU Institute in Japan - Kansai

Internship Japan
Internship Japan - LinkedIn group


Beyond Academy

Fascinant Japon. Stage au Japon: le guide ultime.

Absolute Internship

Internship in Japan


The Intern Group

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TigerMov Inc.


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