Find out everything about our internship program.
We’re always looking for new talent! If you’re a student interested in gaining work experience, here are a few fundamental things to know about the program.
You can apply for an internship position via our contact form below.
Team Like No Other
Dynamic Work Environment
Work Is Purposeful
Open Internship Positions
Established in 2012, Inter Media Japan is a TOKYO-based media bench specialized in diplomatic communication.
Inter Media Japan is a TOKYO-based media agency specialized in diplomatic communication and working closely with over 160 diplomatic missions (embassies) in Japan.
Our mission is to help promote countries with diplomatic missions in Japan to their target audience and the public at large. We aim to become the go-to media agency of choice to support international business and promote countries in the areas of economy, trade, culture, tourism and investment.
Length: 1-6 Months (Negotiable)
Working Hours: 5 days a week (10 AM – 6 PM)
Compensation: Travel expenses only
Location: Marunouchi, Tokyo
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Are you interested in learning more about the publishing / new media world in a growing multicultural and multilingual office environment? Are you interested in meeting and networking with key people making a difference or working towards something revolutionary?
- Brainstorming and taking part in creative processes
- Taking part in various research projects
- Cooperating with various teams
- Building and maintaining our database
- Photography and Community management – updating our social media network
- Taking pictures for events and social media
- Organizing appointments and attending meetings
- Taking part in article writing for the magazine and our websites
- Assistance in daily tasks
KEY COMPETENCE AND PREFERRED SKILLS:
- Fluent English and preferably conversational Japanese (or business-level)
- Punctual, polite and formal
- Good communication skills
- Good organisational skills
- Good research skills
- Good teamwork skills
- Good copywriting skills
- Confident in dealing with diplomats and high-level officials, Japanese businessmen
IF YOU THINK YOU FIT THE REQUIREMENTS, CHECK OUT WHAT WE OFFER:
- A chance for personal and professional development in the field of publishing and diplomatic communication, and working closely with embassies in Japan
- An opportunity to work with a passionate, positive and ambitious team in an amazing work environment
- A team that cherishes togetherness, expertise and achievement
- A chance to learn more through internal and external education
- Team building with a great and playful crew
We will be honest. We ask for a lot, but we offer a lot. We have fun all the time whether we are working or not.
There is no secret formula but do your best to highlight your experience, photography and writing skills:
- A concise, one page CV is best.
- A cover letter. Let us know why you want to become a part of our team!
- A link to your portfolio showcasing your best work. (optional)
Applications should be submitted in English and/or Japanese (optional).
Please read our FAQ alongside our Company Profile before contacting us.
1. Do I need a visa for this internship?
1.1 Less than three months
Since this internship is not compensated work and lasts less than 90 days, a basic tourist visa is fine. A tourist visa does not require any administrative procedures and is automatically granted when entering Japan. However some countries (Philippines, China, Russia among others) might require specific documentation and procedures. For more information, please refer to the guide to Japanese visas from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
1.2 More than three months
If the internship lasts more than 90 days, a visa is needed. Please find below the necessary documents and basic information:
- One visa application form (nationals of Russia, CIS countries or Georgia need to submit two visa application forms)
- One photograph (nationals of Russia, CIS countries or Georgia need to submit two photographs)
- Certificate of Eligibility (Note) – the original and one copy
Chinese nationals must also submit the following documents:
- Copy of the Chinese Family Register
- Temporary Residence Permit or Residence Certificate (If the applicant does not have a family register within the region under the jurisdiction of the embassy or consulate where the application will be made)
Depending on the nationality of the applicant, other documents may be necessary in addition to the above. For details please refer to the website of a Japanese embassy or consulate in your area.
[What is a Certificate of Eligibility?]
A Certificate of Eligibility is issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act. (Application for the Certificate of Eligibility by a proxy in Japan is allowed. For details go to the Ministry of Justice, Immigration Bureau.
A foreign national in possession of a Certificate of Eligibility can get a visa issued more easily at an embassy or consulate within the standard processing period (five working days from the day after the date of the acceptance of application). (However, issuance of the visa is not guaranteed.) Furthermore, by presenting the certificate at the time of the examination for landing, the examination procedures will be smoothly carried out.
Even in the case that the purpose of visit is a long-term stay, the visa application can be made to the embassy or consulate without this certificate but please be aware that in this case it will be necessary to submit a large number of verifying documents in addition to those above; and the processing will take a long time (several months) because the visa application documents will have to be sent to the Ministry of Justice via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan for examination.
2. When should I buy my flight ticket?
You can proceed to purchase your plane ticket as soon as the start and end dates of your internship have been confirmed and agreed.
3. How should I decide my arrival and departure date?
We will talk to you in advance about which dates work for both parties, although we can be fairly flexible in most cases.
4. What do I need to bring?
You will need a laptop and functioning mobile phone. For attire, formal clothes, including a standard business attire and a business suit, are needed, although we don’t expect our interns to dress formally daily; a neat, polished, and professional outfit is fine.
1. How long is the internship?
An internship can last a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 6 months, and cannot be extended beyond the six months.
The exact timing will be discussed during the interview and thereafter.
2. Can I book my own accommodation?
Yes, you will be responsible for booking your own accommodation – of course, we can offer suggestions.
What expenses will be covered?
We cover transportation costs from your accommodation to our office, as well as transportation on business trips and meetings.
Are you interested in learning more about the publishing/new media world in a growing multicultural, multilingual office environment? You can apply by filling out our internship application.