Friday, August 28, 2020

METI Government of Japan - Japan Online Internship Program 2020, Japan

Due to the influence of the covid-19, it has been difficult for people to come and go.
Based on these circumstances, we will conduct the online international internship program this year.
The internship activities will be carried out in a designated overseas workspace without intern’s visit to Japan

What is Online Internship?
The term ‛Online internship′ in this program is ‵Remote internship utilizing overseas offices’

Due to the influence of <'COVID-19'> it is not possible for people to move in and out, and the way of working is changing drastically. We support small and medium-sized enterprises to promote global business and manage foreign employees, assuming a society where online human resource management is the norm. 

New Challenge:
Under the remote environment,
  • Expand business utilizing foreign talent.
  • Understand the intern’s qualities and skills by providing assignment.
  • Acquire management know-how for foreign talent.
Interns go to the designated Satellite Offices in the following five countries to remotely carry out internship plan for companies

Place where interns do the internship
Satellite Office designated by the Program Office(10 locations in 5 countries)
Host companies are determined after matching by the Program Office and subsequently approved by the Screening Committee. The location of Satellite Office:
  • Vietnam (HCMC/Hanoi/Da Nang)
  • Thailand (Bangkok)
  • Indonesia (Jakarta)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • India (Delhi/ Gurgaon/Chennai/Bangalore) 

Main responsibilities of interns
  • Formulating an internship plan (roles/goals, etc. of an intern) discussing with the Internship manager
  • Participating in pre-training, follow-up training, and wrap-up presentation.
  • Engaging in internship during the designated period.
  • Strive for good communication as much as one can in tele-working
  • Taking responsibility for their own safety and health thoroughly. Contact with the Program Office and the host company regularly, continually reporting or consulting with them.
  • Being obliged to handle some tasks requested from the program office (document, notification, and report) not only during internship period but also before and after the internship.
  • Appropriate behavior required as a recipient of public funds from Japanese government.

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  • Daily allowance (as expense of lunch, drinks and commuting from your accommodation to Satellite Office) will be paid by local currency worth of 1200 yen per activity day.
  • Internship insurance
  • PC, Lan , WIFI settings and office telephone at Satellite Office.(Mobile phone expense will be paid by intern him/her self .)
Applicants satisfying all the following requirements are eligible.
  • Agreeing with the purpose of this program and willing to cooperate with Japanese businesses for promoting internationalization and overseas business development, and building networks with overseas universities etc.
  • Holding citizenship of an eligible country or region (Nationality of OECD countries which is on DAC list) (Excluding China).
  • Those who can do the internship in the designated workspace.(5 days a week from Monday to Friday) 
    • Vietnam (HCMC/Hanoi/Da Nang)
    • Thailand (Bangkok)
    • Indonesia (Jakarta)
    • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
    • India (Delhi/ Gurgaon/Chennai/Bangalore)
  • Proficiency in Japanese language (JLPT level N3 or higher) OR proficiency in English.
  • Applicants should be at least 20 years of age and not older than 40 as of October 15, 2020.
  • Applicants must be able to submit a school or university enrolment or graduation certificate and a letter of recommendation from the (enrolled/graduated) university or company etc.
  • Able to submit certificates of various qualifications
  • Able to undertake required training and engaged in internship at the designated working site.
  • Able to participate in internship in accordance with the timetable which JIP office appoints.
  • Able to strive for good communication as much as one can in tele-working
  • Satisfying with any other individual conditions required by each company.
  • Those who have not participated in this program from FY2016 to FY2019.

How to Apply:
Please visit HERE for appying 

15 October 2020