Engineering internships in Tokyo

Expand your horizon and gain professional experience in your field with engineering internships in Tokyo. No place compares to Japan for combining career development and wanderlust. This massive city is full of opportunities for eager young engineering professionals seeking inspiration.

Ranking first in the Global Economic Power Index and home to a number of leading international firms, Tokyo has much to offer an engineering intern. The city is also home to 51 Fortune 500 companies, making it a great place to get your foot in the door in engineering. Moreover, Tokyo is chic, clean and one of the most livable cities in the world.


Engineering internships in Tokyo


Living in Tokyo

Participants of engineering internships in Tokyo will enjoy a comfortable stay in Japan. The Intern Group provides shared accommodation in Tokyo’s safest areas. Some neighborhoods where our interns live include Itabashi-ku, Kōtō-ku, Edogawa-ku, Taito-ku, Katsushika-ku and Kokubunji-shi. You will stay close to shops, restaurants and within commute to your workplace via public transportation. Tokyo is famous for its highly efficient trains and buses.

Apart from great accommodation, living in Tokyo has many benefits. Despite being such a large city, it’s incredibly clean because of its recycling culture. You’ll barely ever see litter, thanks to city infrastructure. Tokyo is also incredibly safe, boasting very low crime rates. If you lose your phone for instance, there’s a good chance it will make its way back to you.


Tokyo: an international destination

Engineering interns in Tokyo need not worry about finding their place in this massive city. Tokyo sets the standard for global cities, attracting professionals, students, interns and travelers from every country on earth. Because the city is so international, most signs you see are also in English.  A lot of Tokyoites even speak English, which helps foster cultural exchange.

People doing engineering internships in Tokyo will love exploring the city on their weekends. In 2013, Tokyo was designated the world’s most satisfying tourist city in a TripAdvisor poll. You’ll never have a dull moment in Tokyo, which has two baseball stadiums and unique establishments like a manga cafes. Tokyo is also famous for “comic cafés” and festivals, like Kanda Matsuri.


Engineering internships in Tokyo


Food & commerce

Tokyo’s mouth-watering cuisine will keep a food-lover satisfied. The city has garnered an international reputation for having a food scene like no other. The country’s unique and healthy gastronomy can be enjoyed for as much or as little as you want to spend. There are many inexpensive and authentic street food options to try. Foodies who splurge on fine dining will also be able to enjoy the food scene, which has the most Michelin stars out of any city in the world.

Tokyo is also an international shopping hub, with many types of markets, malls, high-end shopping areas and local fairs. Whether you’re looking for the latest gadget or fashion trend, Tokyo has it. There are also many shopping experiences that are just as fun without spending money. For example, a trip to the biggest fish market in the world; Tsukiji fish market.  You can learn more about the fish market culture in Japan by checking out this market on a weekend.

Learn more about how to boost your career with engineering internships in Tokyo. Japan is the perfect place for a travel adventure.




Photo 1. based on Under the Bridge, by Balint Földesi, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on tokyo, by Osamu Kaneko, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on 渋谷 斜坡 販賣機 Tokyo, by Toomore Chiang, CC-by-2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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