Dodgy internships will never happen with Zentern. We strictly screen companies in Japan to ensure our Zenterns get valuable, hands-on work experience. We want them to enjoy going to work everyday with no overtime!
We don't stop at just the internship! We have a seasonal, ever-changing and exciting cultural programs ready for you.
Allow our Japanese and non-Japanese tour guides to show you Japan and discover what this amazing country has to offer.
Japanese Classes are tailor-made for our Zenterns hold weekly just for JPY1,000 per lesson. That's right, you can expect all original and professional content. Every week we learn a new topic you can use the next day and finally tell the waiter(ess) at your fav restaurant you would like to have the special of the day, onegaishimasu!
"Yes, mom/dad, I have arrived safely and am eating some sushi now", might be the first words you will send to home. Staying in touch with family and friends is important to us. Our SIM card allows you to stay online 24/7 and call your fav ramen place to request a delivery.
Fortunately, most companies provide a monthly train pass. Unfortunately trains in Tokyo are not as empty as this icon. Zentern would also like to help out by getting you started with a charged pass you can use till empty then top up yourself.
With Japan being ranked #9 on the Global Peace Index a.k.a safe-country-ranking, you can still go walk your dog at 2am without any worries. While uncommon, accidents do happen. In our 5 years we have ensured all Zenterns are safe and genki (healthy). In case something happens we are here to help.
Home is where the heart is (as well as your PlayStation and a comfortable bed to watch Netflix). Zentern will arrange accommodation based on your budget, preferences and internship location. We'll send you options to choose from, whether you're after a private apartment or share house which you can pick from. Our share house partner company takes screening tenants very seriously, ensuring a safe and comfortable environment. Shared houses also organize their own events and cooking nights; a great way to make friends!
Housing starts from USD500 per 4-weeks for a private room including utilities, furniture, light-speed jedi internet, bedding and awesome housemates.
We have a whole family at Zentern supporting you. After the Zentern experience you might find out that you want to be an astronaut instead of a lawyer - how can I use this internship in Japan? What do I need to say to SpaceX or NASA during an interview? How do I improve my resume? Don't overthink and let us help.
Before you arrive in Japan, we will provide instructions on reaching your accommodation. Our housing manager will meet you at the station closest to your accommodation and show you the quickest route to your door. If you're unsure about making the journey alone, one of your Zentern members will be happy to pick you up from the airport for an additional JPY18,000.
Fun & Professional Workshops.
Meet both successful Japanese as well as foreign entrepreneurs, hear about their success stories or you can learn about a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
With our workshops & Japanese lessons you will shine like a star during network events by being able to introduce yourself in Japanese and having a simple conversation with Tanaka-san. Increase your professional network; Tokyo offers the best biz-hub to meet with like-minded young professionals.
Top secret goodie bags are handed out during your orientation with useful items and seasonal Japanese snacks. Zentern is always looking to add something extra special to your experience (and perhaps some extra kilos in snacks!).