Tokyo Zentern Internships in Japan

We're happy to meet you!

We are Zentern – an enthusiastic and international team with a mission to give you the best internship experience in Japan.

Everyone in our team has lived, travelled, worked or studied overseas and decided to call Japan home.

You can say that we have walked a lot of miles in your shoes before and will support you on your journey to Japan and beyond!
Languages we speak

Japanese, English, Spanish, French and Dutch and Internships

The Team

Noa -  Zentern Internships


Received a job offer after her internship at a Japanese company and has stayed in Tokyo ever since. Knowing how hard it was to find internships, Noa started Zentern to mend the gap between interns and companies.

Satomi -  Zentern Internships


Having worked at several domestic and international companies in Japan, Satomi is an avid traveller and knows all the ins-and-outs of the Japanese job market. With expertise in teaching Japanese, Satomi is your local internship coordinator and teacher!

Ixchel - Zentern Internships


Our alumni! Ixchel is one of our first "Zenterns". As a result of hard work, she was hired by a Japanese trading company in Tokyo. She came back to Zentern but this time as an internship coordinator. Understanding what you are going through, Ixchel is here to support you all the way.

Terry -  Zentern Internships


Terry has work experience in almost all the continents. Not a firm believer of the 9 - 5 Mo-Fri life-style, he was able to implement online and part-time internships successfully and created a new work style for our Zenterns. He is currently on a yoga retreat improving his zen.

Sarah - Zentern Internships


Sarah is our designer from down-under. She designed our cool logo and more. With a great passion for everything cute, Sarah knows the latest trends and gadgets from Japan. Interested in gatcha or Japanese animation? She exactly knows where to get the good stuff.

Kent - Zentern Internships


I know this guy... Kent is our online superstar. He shows you the best Japan has to offer through our Instagram and TikTok channel. Originally from New Zealand, Kent is fluent in Japanese and knows all the cool spots in Tokyo. You will definitely meet him leading a few of our excursions and events!

Romy marketing staff at Zentern Internships


Our marketing & creative writer! Romy is the mastermind behind our marketing, promotions and blogs. She is the one posting all the cool content on our online channels and keeping you visually up to date about Japan and our internships.

Omochi -  Zentern Internships


Security - loves snacks, short walks and the latest fashion trends. Blackbelt in barkate and cutejitsu.


Deliver the best internship experience, period.
Your internship experience is important to us. We empower everyone at Zentern to create valuable internship experiences and an unforgettable time in Japan.

Support & Assist.
Traveling overseas by yourself and being away from home for a few months is exciting but also scary. You are not alone. We strive to create a welcoming environment and try to build trust so that you can discuss with us whatever is on your mind. We are here to help and close behind your parents, you're biggest cheerleaders!
our values

Core values.

Grow 1% every day.

Personal growth doesn't have to come from huge milestones—even 1% daily growth can be life-changing. At Zentern, we're committed to growing at least 1% every day and helping others do the same.

Nanakorobi, yaoki.
七転び八起き。You fall 7 times but get up 8. A famous Japanese saying. No matter how many times you fail, you will survive and will have learnt so much more than if you never tried.

We wouldn't be Zentern if we couldn't keep our own Zen. Balance is key to a healthy lifestyle and we aim for a good work-life balance. This also includes for our Zenterns.

We're all just humans.
Wishing we all had superpowers (completing an internship in Japan is a super power), we're all just humans. Give people a break including yourself and be kind to others.

Never too old to learn.
Personal growth is constant - no matter your age.

Enjoy the ride, have fun and be you.
With big goals comes hard work, but time is too precious not to have fun and be yourself along the way. While not every minute of work can be gleeful, every problem has a solution and we enjoy figuring it out together!
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