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Guaranteed internship in Japan +  Japanese language program

Internship + Japanese

Let's be honest, mastering a language takes years,
but being able to communicate on a basic level can be achieved in just a few weeks.
Our Internship + Japanese Program offers you the unique opportunity
to improve your Japanese and gain work experience.

Our Japanese language program focuses on speaking, communicating,
and preparing you for daily life in Japan.
Each week, we will practice different real-life situations
and learn how to respond effectively.
You will learn basic Japanese grammar, and vocabulary, but most importantly,
you will gain the confidence to communicate in Japanese.

Our immersive approach will ensure that you are well-equipped to navigate daily life with confidence.

Learning Japanese and gaining work experience was the perfect combination for me!

Emma from the Netherlands
Emma Internship

Internship + Japanese Includes:

Guaranteed Internship

To ensure you get valuable, hands-on work experience, we strictly screen companies. No coffee runs (unless you need caffeine) or copying boring paperwork.

Dodgy internships in Japan will never happen with Zentern and your internship placement is guaranteed.

Japanese language classes
& all materials

Study Japanese before, during, or after your internship in Japan. Our classes concentrate on practicality. We use daily-life situations so that within a short time, you learn how to communicate. At the end of the week, on top of a written test, you will get the chance to output whatever you've learned in real life!

Zentern Academy Japanese language lessons
Language classes at Zentern
Emma ordering in Tokyo
Real life
Ropppongie View Tower Zentern
& More!

Housing Assistance

You will have may options to choose from based on your preferences, budget and internship location. Did you know that rent in Tokyo is s much cheaper than in other big cities?

More on housing

24/7 Support

While uncommon, accidents do happen. We will be at your side throughout your stay in Japan. From the beginning, we ensure all Zenterns are safe and healthy.

Professional Assistance

Your resume and cover letter will be reviewed and revised by professionals in the field. We will send back your revised versions so you can re-use them in the future for any other job or internship applications.

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Gift Card

We understand that settling in can be overwhelming, so we want to extend a warm welcome to you with a gift card. It's our small way of helping you out as you start this new chapter in your life. Feel free to use it for groceries or treat yourself to some cozy new towels.

First Day Support

Your first day at the internship can be intimidating. If needed, we will provide assistance to guide you to your office on your first day.

Insightful Orientation

You will attend an orientation session at the Zentern office to learn more about Japan's culture and what to expect during your stay.

Certificate & Reference

You will receive an Internship Certificate upon your internship completion. Additionally, Your internship supervisor will be more than happy to write you a recommendation letter.

Seminars & Workshops

We customize these experiences based on your interest - join tea ceremonies, learn calligraphy, hear amazing stories from our guest speakers, and more!

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Network & Mentorship

Internships are professional experiences that allow you to network and make valuable connections for your future. Need help with job hunting or practicing interview skills? Let us know! We offer private mentorship.

For an extra fee we also offer

Airport pickup

Japan's public transportation is the #1 in the world. It's easy to travel to town by train. If you're unsure on making the journey alone, Zentern members will be happy to pick you up from the airport.


Offering you the best deals, our partners at Mobal have got you covered. You can purchase physical or e-Sims.

in Japan

While most interns decide to go wth their own choice of insurance, we can arrange your insurance in Japan.

Key Points

What it's all about.

  • Focus on Speaking and Communicating

    Reading and writing skills can be developed independently, but speaking requires interaction and practice with others. Our class prioritizes speaking, pronunciation, and grammar.
    We also provide homework assignments to improve reading and writing.
    This approach will help you to improve your speaking skills and gain confidence in the Japanese language.

  • Speak Japanese right away

    Our classes are designed to teach you the language skills you need to communicate effectively in real-life situations. You only have a few months available and therefore your learning materials are designed so that you can use Japanese and communicate with the locals right away.

  • Level up every week

    Every week, we cover a variety of topics to make learning fun and help you get a better understanding of the Japanese language. You will be given tests and based on your learning speed and interest, we can adjust the study materials accordingly.

  • Learn the Japanese culture

    Language is culture. Other than the language, you will also learn about Japanese culture, customs, and traditions to gain a deeper understanding of Japan. With the variety of topics covered each week, you will have an engaging and well-rounded learning experience.

What does a week look like?

Grammar, vocab, reading, writing & pronunciation

Let's give you an example: Shopping & Ordering
You will learn how to:
Communicate with staff
Ask for the price or adjustments to your order
Order and more when shopping or eating out

Practice makes perfect.

We try to over-communicate so everyone stays on the same page. Let's practice and review what we've learned so far.
At the end of the lesson you will be able to:
Express yourself and ask what you're looking for
Hold an easy conversation
Shop and order all by yourself

Real Life Practice

Let's go shopping! Your sensei will be there to assist you.
Let's order lunch together
During this activitiy we will try to speak in Japanese as much as possible
Real-life practice is included in the internship package!

Specially designed courses just for you!

We’ll admit: it has to be fast-paced. We believe in action and results. That's why our lessons are specially designed for real-life situations. From these situations, you learn grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing so you can use it right away. This method has proven to be more efficient and time-saving.
However, with that being said, rest assured, all lessons are accommodated to your learning speed and interests.
Try new things
Even if that means failing a bit
Get fluent in Japanese faster with Zentern!


Our lessons are on rotation and designed so that you can start practicing Japanese on any Monday of the week.
Flexible schedules
Super small groups (max. 4 - 6 interns)
Focus on speaking and communication

Interested in interning in Japan?
Book a meeting with us!

Book a meeting
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Pricing Details

Learn more about our program pricing.