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Internship in Tokyo (CRCC Asia)

Internship in Tokyo
Students will participate in an international internship that allows them to experience the benefits of studying abroad while also gaining real-world professional work experience.
Tokyo, Japan
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Academic Disciplines: 
-Open to All Majors
Program Type: 
Fulfills KU Core 4.2
  • Intern in Tokyo during the leadup to the Summer 2021 Olympics in Tokyo!  The program ends just before the Olympics begin but participants can opt into a 1 week, 2 week, or 3 week housing extension for an additional fee that will allow them to stay for part or all of the Olympics.
  • Gain in-demand global skills and hands-on experience in your field during this 8-week summer program
  • Build your resume and expand your professional network
  • Internships are conducted in English so there is no foreign language requirement
  • Earn KU credit for your internship
  • A significant number of $2,500-$5,000 scholarships are available to participants in this program.  Visit Freeman East Asia Internship Scholarships to learn more!
  • CRCC Asia offers an automatic $100 discount to Pell-Grant recipients.
Program Summary: 

Participation in an international internship allows students to experience the benefits of studying abroad while also gaining real-world professional work experience. Only a small percentage of students study abroad – and even fewer intern abroad - so participation in an internship overseas can give you the professional advantage you need to succeed by giving you in demand global skills. The University of Kansas (KU) has partnered with CRCC Asia, an internship and study abroad program provider, to offer high-quality placements in Tokyo, Japan. The internships, for which you earn academic credit from KU, are unpaid. They are available in a wide-range of fields including architecture and real estate, business, engineering, finance and accounting, green technology, logistics, legal, information and technology, hospitality, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, marketing, public relations, advertising, media and creative industries, ngo's, charities, non-profits, travel and tourism.

CRCC Asia strives to place students in internships that directly relate to their course of study, thus ensuring the quality and academic relevance.  Placements are based on student skills, interests, and professional goals as well as the project needs and work cycles of internship sponsors. The companies and organizations selected as internship sites are carefully monitored by site visits and student assessment.

CRCC Asia Internship Sectors


Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world, and as such contains every niche market you could think of. From food, to fashion, to entertainment, Tokyo provides a distinct cultural twist and mastery of craft that makes every experience unique. The juxtaposition of robed monks standing alongside robot mascots is representative of the Tokyo citizens’ love of old and new. Using the most powerful public trains in the world you can be launched to the nearest pristine temple or imperial palace for a relaxing evening. Working in Tokyo offers interns the opportunity to learn the business culture of Japan as well as experience the exciting bustle of city life.

Tokyo is known for the flashy electronics and machinery that make up most of its industry but there is even more the city has to share. Tokyo has a large manufacturing and service industry that span a breadth of opportunities for interns to take part in. Just as Tokyo offers a little bit of everything, all of the sectors have the chance to learn from one of the most competitive and expansive markets in the world.

Academic Information: 

Students will earn academic credit for their internship through the University Career Center (UCC) or their academic department. Your course instructor will be a KU faculty member in the UCC or the academic department from which you receive internship credit. He or she will define the requirements for academic credit (work samples, papers, assignments, etc.). Your internship supervisor will complete an evaluation at the conclusion of the program that will be shared with your course instructor. Upon completion of your internship and submission of all required projects/ papers and the supervisor evaluation, your course instructor will assign a grade for your internship.

Internship course offerings typically have variable credit hours (i.e. 1-5 credits), which means that you can decide how many credits you would like to earn. Please note, however, that a minimum of 3 credits is required in order to be eligible for summer financial aid.

Click here to view a list of Internship Credit Options


Program participants will live in serviced apartments with single bedrooms and shared common areas. The details vary depending on location but all are modern, fully furnished and well located.


Open to students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Exceptions are considered with the submission of a GPA petition. 

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Summer 2021 programs now accepting applications !

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