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Join the team!

Hey there! We're Zentern Internships, an internship agency in Tokyo.

We're all about connecting international and domestic companies with talented students from around the globe. We're hard-working, innovative, and super passionate about what we do.

And guess what? As we're growing rapidly, we're looking for a new team member to join our crew!


Candidate Outreach and Screening:

  • Identify and reach out to international students seeking internships in Japan.
  • Evaluate candidates' qualifications, skills, and compatibility with available internship opportunities.
  • Conduct initial interviews and assessments to gauge candidates' language proficiency, cultural adaptability, and motivation.

Internship Matching:

  • Collaborate with domestic and international companies to understand their internship requirements and objectives.
  • Match qualified candidates with suitable internship positions, considering their academic backgrounds, interests, and skill sets.
  • Ensure that both candidates and companies are aligned in terms of expectations and goals.

Cultural Preparation:

  • Provide orientation and training to selected candidates on Japanese workplace culture, norms, and etiquette.
  • Offer guidance on cross-cultural communication, helping candidates navigate potential cultural differences.

Internship Support:

  • Maintain regular communication with interns throughout their placements, addressing any concerns or challenges they may encounter.
  • Facilitate check-ins with both interns and host companies to ensure a positive experience for all parties.
  • Offer advice on maximizing the learning experience and making the most of their time in Japan.

Feedback and Evaluation:

  • Collect feedback from interns and host companies to assess the quality of the internship experience.
  • Identify areas for improvement and implement changes to enhance the internship program's effectiveness.

Networking and Relationship Building:

  • Foster strong relationships with partner companies and academic institutions to expand the network of available internships.
  • Attend industry events, workshops, and conferences to stay updated on trends in internships and employment.

Data Management:

  • Maintain accurate records of candidate profiles, internship placements, and communication history in a database.
  • Generate reports to track the progress and outcomes of the internship program.

Program Promotion:

  • Assist in promoting the internship program through various channels, including social media, university partnerships, and online platforms.


We're not super strict on formal qualifications, but here's what we'd love to see in our ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field such as Human Resources, International Relations, Business Administration, Communication or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Japanese workplace culture and etiquette.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to bridge gaps in communication and expectations.
  • Proficiency in English is essential for communicating with international students and companies + another language is a great plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex information and build rapport with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong networking skills to establish and nurture relationships with universities, companies, and industry professionals.
  • Exceptional organisational skills to manage a diverse pool of candidates, internship placements, and administrative tasks.
  • Proven ability to identify challenges and find creative solutions to ensure successful internship placements.
  • Meticulous attention to detail when evaluating candidate profiles, internship requirements, and documentation.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and evolving internship opportunities.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Previous experience in recruitment, talent acquisition, international education, or a related field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and an inclusive mindset, promoting diversity and equal opportunities.
  • And of course, you've got an undying love for all things Japan.

Think this sounds like the gig for you? Awesome! Send us your resume to [ hello at zenterninternships dot com ] with subject: Job Application.

And if you've got any other cool stuff to share, like a killer portfolio, Instagram account or a pic of your dog, we'd love to see that too. We're stoked to meet you and see what awesomeness you can bring to Zentern!

We're looking forward to meeting you,

The Zentern Team