Summer Abroad Business & Communication Internships


Status: Open—Limited Space Available!

Info Session: 2/7/18, 4-5pm,
International Center 2119,
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Japan—Business & Communication

Tokyo, Japan

Arrive Date: July 12, 2018    End Date: September 9, 2018

Program Overview

Intern in Japan’s vibrant and bustling capital, where traditional blends with ultramodern. As a global leader in technological advancements and the world’s most populous metropolis, Tokyo is an ideal setting to gain international, professional experience. Placements are customized according to students’ experience, career goals, interests and skills and are available in a wide variety of fields including accounting, sales, PR, finance, advertising, communication, marketing, web design, hospitality and tourism, and more.  

Students will intern full-time Monday - Friday and should expect to dedicate another 8 hours per week for the online course facilitated by a UC Davis instructor. Other program components include excursions, networking parties and an on-site orientation to help student integrate into the city, their cohort and their internship.

InstructorKen Andersen

Taught in: English (course taught remotely)

Max Enrollment: 15

Program CoordinatorAspen Felt


Education Abroad Program (EAP) 192. Internship (6 units)

Students will be able to apply for transcript notation through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center.

University Writing Program (UWP) 198. Writing for Internships (2 units, P/NP) 

Internship Placement Process

After you have completed the UC Davis Study Abroad online enrollment, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about yourself, your goals and expectations, and your internship fields of interest for our program partner, Internship in Japan (IIJ). You will be required to have a phone or Skype interview with IIJ before being officially accepted into the program. After IIJ confirms your acceptance to UC Davis Study Abroad you will submit supplemental documents to the IIJ coordinator. Once IIJ finds an appropriate internship for you, you should expect to have a Skype interview with the host organization. Supplemental documents include: 

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor, or employer
  • Photo of yourself in professional attire
  • Portfolio (for any creative or computer science position)

Students are matched with a host company based on their specific skills, experience and goals for the internship. While every effort will be made to accommodate students’ preferences, specific internship placements are not guaranteed. Students are encouraged to be open-minded and approach the program with a willingness to learn and grow, both professionally and personally.

Resume and Cover Letter Resources

We strongly recommend that all students meet with an advisor at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center to have their resume and cover letter reviewed prior to submitting these documents to IIJ. The Internship and Career Center provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation examples.