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Winter Internship in Japan for 2021 graduates

Updated: Dec 4, 2019

Written By: Lisong Wang

Date Published: November 28th, 2019

If you haven’t prepared anything for job hunting in Japan yet, don’t worry. With this article, you’ll learn why having a winter internship is essential to job-hunting in Japan, as well as how to research, apply to, and perform well in your winter internship!

If you haven’t started looking for winter internships yet, don’t worry. With this article, you’ll learn why having a winter internship is essential to job-hunting in Japan, as well as how to research, apply to, and perform well in your winter internship.


Also, read related articles about Types of Internship in Japan (Short-term vs. Long-term)

 

1. Why is a Winter Internship in Japan so important for getting jobs?


  More internships are now available in Japan!

Graph made by SPeak Corp.

Source: https://www.disc.co.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/internshipchosa2020.pdf


There has been an increase in students participating in internships, and companies are also holding internships more actively in recent years. Internships put you in the spotlight as a candidate to recruiters.



 ・Most internships take place in summer & winter!


The highest number of Japanese students participating in internships occur during summer (Aug, Sep, Oct) and winter months (Dec, Jan, Feb), usually when they are in the 3rd year of university.

Graph made by SPeak Corp.

Source: https://www.disc.co.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/internshipchosa2020.pdf



Joining internship is actually valuable for students!

Students can gain deeper understanding about the industries and companies that they are interested in by participating in winter internships.


Graph made by SPeak

Source: https://www.disc.co.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/internshipchosa2020.pdf