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Apply Now for the METI Government of Japan 2024 Internship Program for Developing Countries

The METI Government of Japan Internship Program is seeking young nationals from developing countries for 3 months internship in Japan.

METI Japan Internship Program will facilitates strengthening the structure for tackling overseas development of Japanese (Small and Medium-Size) companies through accepting global talent.

We will provide opportunities for global talent who want to work in Japanese companies, to understand the job responsibilities in Japan through these internships. In addition, for this year, the internship program plans to support interns even after the internship, providing follow-up support for matching interns for employment after the internship and providing Japanese language training to interns who have been offered jobs at the host company.

Aim and Benefits 

  • Pre-training for interns(Training will cover explanations of the business overview, the process of participating in the internship, precautions and key points regarding the internship, as well as information about work eligibility in Japan.)
  • Assistance in obtaining a visa to enter Japan.
  • Arrangement of round-trip airline tickets.
  • Arrangement of accommodation.
  • Provision of necessary personal computers for the internship (for in-person internships, provided by the host company; for online internships, generally provided by the program office upon separate consultation).
  • Activity support funds based on the internship duration (In-person internships, 3,000 yen per day; online internships, equivalent of 1,000 yen per day in local currency).
  • Internship insurance.


Applicants must meet all the following

  • The applicants must agree with the purpose of this project and be able to cooperate with the promotion of globalization of Japanese companies, the expansion of overseas business of companies and the building networks with overseas universities through internships.
  • Holding citizenship of the applicable countries or regions.
  • Proficiency in Japanese language (JLPT level N3 or higher) or proficiency in English.
  • In principle, those who are 18 to 40 years old as of August 1, 2024.
  • Students must be able to submit a certificate of enrollment from their university or other institution and a letter of recommendation from their university or university faculty, etc.
    Graduates must be able to submit a certificate of graduation from their previous university and a letter of recommendation from their university faculty or institution, etc.
  • Those who can submit certificates of various qualifications.
  • Those who can dedicate themselves exclusively to the training and internship at the company; and who can participate in the internship according to the timetable specified by the program office (JIP office).
  • The applicant must meet other specific conditions required by each company.
  • Those who have not participated in this program between FY2016 and FY2023.

Interview date, Process and Venue

Expectations and Responsibilities

  • Develop an internship plan (intern's role, goal, etc.) through discussions with the internship manager
  • Participate in pre-training, follow-up training, and a wrap-up presentation
  • Ensure personal safety and health management by taking responsibility for tasks such as regularly contacting, reporting to, and consulting with the program office and host company
  • Submit various documents, notifications, reports, etc., before, during, and after the internship
  • Participate in Japanese language classes whenever possible if offered a permanent position at the internship host company
  • Exhibit appropriate behavior as a participant in a project funded by public funds from the Japanese government

Application Deadline

June 30, 2024

How to Apply

For more details, visit METI Government of Japan website

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