As a part of our CSR activities, we will conduct the Pasona Internship Program, a summer internship program that started in 1988 in which students from U.S.A., China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, etc. come to Japan during their summer vacation and intern at Japanese companies. We aim to cultivate personnel who can work in the global arena with an open mind by offering a place to experience Japanese business and culture to those who otherwise may not have an opportunity to come to Japan.
About the Pasona Internship Program
The Pasona Internship Program began when Pasona Group CEO Yasuyuki Nambu met American students who wished to gain experience at Japanese companies that lead the business world. At the time, Japan was about to reach the peak of the "economic bubble". It was a time when management at Japanese companies was gathering attention and respect throughout the world under the phrase "Japan as number one". However, at the same time economic friction between Japan and the United States was rising, and so-called "Japan bashing" was spreading.
With the goal of promoting mutual understanding between the two countries at the personal level and true globalization, we became the first to introduce the widely-practiced Western internship system to Japan for Harvard University graduate students.
Afterwards, we opened the program to include university students from all over the United States, and when the program reached its 20th anniversary in 2007, we opened the door to students from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. From 2013, the program was expanded to include students from Indonesia and Vietnam. From 2017, Indian student, From 2018, Korea and Malaysia student participated for the first time. Overall, 482 interns and about 130 host companies have participated in the program. After graduation, the interns utilize their experiences to step into the global field, working at both Japanese companies and places such as international governmental and academic institutions.
Satisfaction level of host company
Participants 100% satisfied with Pasona Internship Program !
【Voices from Interns】
- The internship allowed me to learn Japanese business style.
- This program gives you an opportunity to think about your future career.
- This experience enriched my view of working at a Japanese company.
- Communicating and working with other interns allowed me to obtain team work.
Dates for the 2019 Program
Monday, July 1, 2019 through Friday, August 30, 2019
* Students arrive in Japan Wednesday, June 26 and return on Saturday, August 31
Contact Us / Apply to the Program
We are recruiting host companies to offer a place of learning for excellent foreign students to gain a deeper understanding of Japan.
Pasona Group Inc. Pasona Internship Program Office
Click here for application guidelines for 2019.
The recruitment period and application method are different from each erea.
Please contact your resident base from the inquiry form.
We are waiting for entries from everyone.
Interns from 2018 *19 interns in total
Phạm Trung Dũng
Home country : Vietnam
School : Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Mechatronics Major
Grade : Third year
Interned at the design department of a machinery manufacturer. Involved in the development of an embedded system.
Home country : China (Canton)
School : South China University of Technology Chinese-Japanese Translation
Grade : Third year
Interned at the Pasona Group's public relations division, building relations with Chinese media, creating posts covering the regional revitalization projects in Chinese. Participated in the creation of in-house newsletters, and the development of manuscripts. Translated materials concerning Pasona's initiatives.
Home country : America
School : Brown University Computational Molecular Biology Major
Grade : Second year
Interned at the IT department of a foreign-affiliated pharmaceutical company. In view of the company's latest project meeting, creation of a questionnaire, arrangement of meetings, preparation for the day's operations. Analyzed surveys' data on the pharmaceutical market and prepared reports.
Host Companies for the 2018 Program
Including, but not limited to: Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hirose Electric Co., Ltd, Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi SC, Ltd., Tatsuno Corporation, Valeo Japan Co., Ltd., Yabuki Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd., Pasona Group companies, etc.
Scenes from 2018
Business Etiquette Training
Employment Guidance Session
Japanese Traditional Dance Session