East Japan Railway Company Global Intern

For years, this has been one of our most popular offerings for students looking to get work experience in Japan. This attractive opportunity is open to students from any major or university year. The only necessary qualification is the ability to speak English at a business-conversation level or above.

Also, please note that students coming to JR from overseas, or from over 2 hours away within Japan, are entitled to full travel, accommodation and food cost coverage by the company.

Over the course of this 7-day internship, students will spend half the time attending lectures about JR’s history, global vision, and technological innovations. The other half of the time is spent doing fieldwork in the intern’s chosen area of interest. Interns will also have the chance to visit JR-EAST’s various facilities and sites.

Available positions within this internship include those in the fields of:

  • Vehicles
  • Track maintenance
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction
  • Electricity
  • Service quality control
  • Sales and tourism strategy
  • IT/Suica strategy

We strongly encourage any students interested in Japan to apply for this internship, as it is truly a unique opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application!

Application Method

First, apply by clicking the "apply" button at the URL above, and send your "Video CV" to the upload page (you will get the link after we receive your application).

STEP 1: Application period: Saturday, 4/28 ~ Sunday, 5/20

STEP 2: Video CV submission period: Thursday, 5/10 ~ Friday, 5/25
※Everyone who submits the video CV will be contacted by email starting from May 10th.
Please upload the Video CV to the page we share with you.

STEP 3: Online interview: Monday, 5/21 ~ Wednesday, 6/6
※Only those who pass the video form screening will be contacted for an online interview.

STEP 4: Internship invitations decided: Friday, 6/8 and onward
※Only those who are invited will be informed of this result.

Please note this opportunity is unpaid, and it is for students who undertake compulsory placements as part of their course. Solent University does not endorse unpaid opportunities outside of the curriculum. However, should you decide to take on this position you need to consider your financial situation and consider how you would support yourself for the duration of the experience. With overseas placements or internships it is worth noting that some companies may charge additional fees and should be thoroughly researched before committing. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact employers@solent.ac.uk

Solent University has a limited funding scheme to support students on unpaid work experience or placement opportunities:

https://portal.solent.ac.uk/support/finance/student-funding/unpaid-placement-support-grant.aspx