University-Industry Collaboration to Launch Internships in Japan

In the summer of 2019, over 25 Oxford students stayed in Japan for paid internship experiences across a variety of industries including consulting, think tanks, tech startups, charities and large Japanese corporations.


Matching the hunger that Japanese companies are demonstrating to hire top talent from around the globe as well as students’ rising interest and awareness of Japan as an exciting work destination, the number of internships offered to Oxford students is increasing each year. This fascinating trend was recently covered in a special feature on TV Tokyo’s Afternoon Satellite Business News Show

Companies such as Softbank, Recruit Holdings, Oliver Wyman, PWC and others, have all received ambitious Oxford interns. For the students it’s an excellent chance to gain work experience in one of the most dynamic regions of the world, and some develop an interest in staying on at their host company or in Japan after graduation.


These exclusive opportunities are made available to students through the University of Oxford Careers Service’s Global Summer Internships Programme. The most popular positions can receive anywhere from 30-100+ applications.


Leveraging its vast alumni network and local knowledge, the Oxford Alumni Club of Japan leads in building connections with companies in Japan to create new internships opportunities. These partnerships extend beyond short-term internships and include long-term placements and other academia-industry initiatives.


Useful links:


Oxford Alumni Club of Japan


University of Oxford Careers Service


Feedback from Summer Internships in Japan 2019