METI Government Of Japan Internship Program 2018 for Foreign Nationals of Developing Countries (Deadline:June 30,2018)

Applications are open for METI Government Of Japan Internship Program 2018. Don’t miss to apply If you want to get a professional internship in Japan.

As Japanese companies take on foreign talent from abroad for internships, Japan achieves greater internationalization for its people and organizations through knowledge building aimed at new developments and expansion of overseas business for Japanese companies, and by changing awareness through working with foreigners and experiencing cross-cultural communication, as well as constructing networks and developing in-house systems in conjunction with overseas universities aimed at securing foreign talent.

By doing internships in Japan, people from developing countries can study overseas business strategies at Japanese company and acquire the skills and expertise of Japanese companies, becoming trained as global leaders capable of working in Japan, in their home countries, and in the wider world in future.

The Intern destination will be private-sector companies, industry associations, and non-prot
corporations in Japan. Host companies are determined after matching by the Program Oce
and subsequent approval by the Screening Committee.

Number: 220 interns (around 40 will be international students in Japan)

Responsibilities of Interns

  • Formulating an internship plan (roles/goals, etc. of an intern) in consultation with the
    Internship manager
  • Participating in Pre-training, follow-up training, and wrap up presentation
  • Undertaking the internship full-time during the internship period(international students
    living in Japan must ensure this is balanced with academic work)
  • Undertaking management of their own safety and health as thoroughly as possible,
    including gathering emergency information for Japan, as well as communication, reporting, and consultation with the Program Officer and the host company
  • Submitting a variety of documents, notications,reports, evaluation reports, etc. before
    coming to Japan, as well as during and after the internship period
  • Appropriate Behavior demonstrating awareness as a beneciary of public funds received
    from the Japanese government

Benefits

  • Allowance: 4,000 yen per day for living cost. This amount is payable per day for the entire duration of the internship (except for international students living in Japan, who will be paid for active days only)
  • Round-trip economy class air ticket, travel insurance (international students in Japan not
    eligible)
  • Internship insurance
  • Transportation and accommodation expenses including training program fee when
    participating in training

Eligibility

  • Foreign nationals of developing countries (OECD/DAC-listed countries) *FY2016, 2017 participants in this Program are not eligible to participate.

Applicants must satisfy all the following requirements are eligible.

  • Agree with the spirit of this program, and through the internship promoting
    internationalization of Japanese companies, developing the overseas business of Japanese companies, and working together to construct networks with overseas universities etc.
  • Hold citizenship of an eligible country or region.
  • Proficiency in Japanese language (JLPT level N3 or higher) or proficiency
    in English.
  • As a rule, applicants should be at least 20 years of age and no older than 40 as at June 30,2018.
  • Applicants must able to submit a school or university enrollment or graduation certificate
    as well as a letter of recommendation from an affiliated university or institution etc.
  • Able to undertake both the internship and Pre-Training full-time at the host company.
    (International students must also able to balance these against their studies)
  • Other requirements meeting any individual conditions stipulated by the host company.
  • Applicant must not have participated in this Program in 2016, 2017.

Application

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  • Registration is accepted online via the registration form on the Program Oce
    website.
  • Selection is conducted through document screening, primary interview (local
    language/English/Japanese), and secondary interview (Japanese/English).
  • As part of the selection process, various certificates (university qualications,
    language skills,etc.), letters of recommendation, photographs, documents required for the visa, etc. are to be submitted individually.

Please note:

This program offers work experience, not actual employment. It aims to provide interns with workplace skills and know-how.  Please note it is not a substitute for casual or part-time employment etc.

For more information,please visit https://internshipprogram.jp/english/foreign/

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