The internship will take place over six weeks between mid-January and mid- March 2020. The aim is to give advanced- level, Japanese–speaking graduates an opportunity to gain an inside view of a Japanese railway company’s operations, and the chance to polish their language skills.
The 2019 application round has closed for this opportunity.
* Due to COVID-19, the way the Foundation delivers some programmes will change to reflect restrictions around gathering and travel.
The internship provides advanced-level, Japanese–speaking graduates an opportunity to polish their language skills
The internship is observational and provides opportunities to interview and discuss the company’s operations with a variety of managers; and culminates with a presentation to senior management. The KRC will tailor a programme that fits the academic background and aspirations of the intern.
This programme has been running for nine years and has been highly successful. To date all participants had, prior to the internship, spent sufficient time living in Japan to develop advanced Japanese speaking skills.
Your Japanese will improve greatly in the course of the internship, but reasonably conversational fluency at the outset is required as the internship requires a high degree of listening comprehension to gain the most from this rare opportunity. You will also need to be able to ask questions of management about the operations of the various companies within the group.