Tokyo, Japan

Summer Global Internship

Academic Internship
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Information for term Summer Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

March 15, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 13, 2020 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours

Overview

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CIEE Global Internship programs are built for you based on your academic focus and career goals. Every CIEE location offers a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. Once you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process!

Tokyo is Asia’s largest metropolitan area with over 38 million residents and nearly 30 million additional visitors per year. Home to some of the world’s largest companies and brands, Tokyo offers students a vibrant global commercial hub with a cosmopolitan culture, world-class arts, amazing restaurants and street food, and a varied mix of small, medium, and large companies perfect for developing your professional skillset.

  • Learn about traditional Japanese culture

    at historical sites such as Meiji-jingu shrine and Senso-ji Temple

  • See the latest fashion trends

    in world-renowned fashion districts such as Harajuku and Ginza

  • Stroll through Akihabara’s Electric Town

    heartland of “otaku” culture where anime, manga, video games, and electronics abound

  • Number of passengers passing through Shinjuku train station everyday

    5M
  • Number of restaurants in Tokyo with three Michelin stars

    14
  • Year Tokyo was ranked safest city in the world by The Economist Safe Cities Index

    2017

Location & Culture

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The Destination

Not only is Tokyo one of the most dynamic and modern cities in the world, but it’s also one of the world’s most popular trendsetters. From technology to fashion, cuisine to cinema, Japanese culture has traveled far and wide around the globe.

Excursions & Activities

  • Take in Tokyo’s beautiful night scenery with a trip on the open-air Sky Bus
  • Experience Japan’s passion for baseball at a local stadium
  • Set out across the 918-m-long-single-span suspension bridge to Odaiba.
  • Find inner peace in an authentic Zen garden.

Professional Development

  • Refine your resume and interviewing skills for the local business culture
  • Explore the professional working world of Tokyo through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Students will stay in shared rooms, typically two students per room, in a location accessible to CIEE Tokyo.

  • Meals

    Meals are not included, but students can prepare meals in shared kitchens at their program housing. 

Tokyo, Japan

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE Tokyo

    Our home in Tokyo

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    Kamata Station

    Tokyo, Japan

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    Imperial Palace

    Tokyo, Japan

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

As a global intern in Tokyo, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of professional opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Tokyo complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This 8-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic seminar. 

Academics

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Academics

  • Class Format

    Students participate in an 8-week full-time internship (200-240 hours) and academic course taught in an online learning environment for 6 semester/9 quarter credits.

  • Grading

    Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic seminar, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, small group peer coaching, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an informational interview and internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

  • Academic Culture

    Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation. *Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

  • Program Requirements

    Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the 8-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic seminar is mandatory for all participants.

  • Program Credit

    Total credit for the program is 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits.

Curriculum

Students participate in an online academic seminar taught alongside the full-time internship placement. The weekly seminar is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Tokyo culture, your academic program, the city, and practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Program

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End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2020 8 weeks Mar 15, 2020 May 18, 2020 Jul 13, 2020

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    START AN APPLICATION
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    CONNECT WITH YOUR COLLEGE ADVISOR ON CAMPUS
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad.

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    Contact Us

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.