Government of Japan Internship Program 2022-23

The Government of Japan Internship is open for international students and the internship program aims to be a platform for global talent and an opportunity for university students.

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The Government of Japan Internship is open for international students and the internship program aims to be a platform for global talent and an opportunity for university students and highly skilled professionals to help in facilitating the overseas expansion and development of Japanese companies, mainly small and medium-scale. This online internship throughout two courses aims to achieve three main goals: knowledge building of development and expansion of overseas businesses, expanding and creating new networks with overseas universities in order to secure foreign high-skilled professionals and garnering and learning from the foreign talent remotely.

It is important to note that the Government of Japan internship (keeping in mind the pandemic situation) will take place ONLINE in order to combat the inflow and outflow of the internees. METI internship program aims to hire international students to encourage the overseas development of Japanese businesses.

Details about the Government of Japan Internship Program

  • Country: Online
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: September 15, 2022

You Can Apply: Kyoto University Scholarship in Japan 2022 fully funded

Eligibility Criteria 

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the Government of Japan internship:

  • OECD residents can apply.
  • Skilled professionals outside of Japan can apply.
  • People from China cannot apply for this program.
  • Participants who have already been a part of this internship are not eligible.
  • Mandatory to have N3 language proficiency in either Japanese or English.
  • Be willing to work for a Japanese business for promoting international and overseas trade.
  • Be available to work five days a week ( Monday to Friday).
  • Submit a university or school enrolment certificate or a graduation certificate
  • A letter of recommendation from their respective institutes is required.

Job/Internship Description :

  • Formulating an internship plan and discussing it with the Internship manager
  • Participating in pre-training, Kick-off training, follow-up training, and wrap-up presentation.
  • Strive for good communication
  • Taking responsibility for their safety and health.
  • Contact with the host company and office regularly for reporting or consulting purposes.
  • Obliged to handle tasks requested from the program office (document, notification, and report) during the internship period and before and after the internship.
  • Appropriate behaviour is required as a recipient of public funds from the Japanese government.


The government of Japan internship offers the following benefits:

  • Intercultural awareness and network building.
  • Remote internship, so a golden opportunity to learn without worrying about the traveling costs.
  • Participation certificates.
  • The host will provide facilities like a telephone to the internees.
  • Course A internees will also get internship insurance.

Other details

Required Documents

  • Scanned copy of passport,
  • Photographs of applicants,
  • Language proficiency certificate,
  • Letter of recommendation from employer and if the applicant is a student, a letter of enrolment should be provided.

You can Apply: Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2023

Application Process

  • Applicants can register for the Government of Japan Internship by filling the online form.
  • Selection will be made after the document screening
  • Two interviews will be conducted, first in the native language, English and Japanese. The second will be in English and Japanese.
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