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Internship Program

Last updated on July 16, 2021

All the GCL course students must take internship(s) in abroad and Japan.

Background and Objective

In working environments, the great points of difference between Japan and foreign countries are that international organizations require outstanding graduate students for office positions in many cases. For instance, holding a Master’s degree is one of the requirements to gain employment in UN and its related organizations. The top positions in the organizations are almost well-qualified, with doctoral degrees. Therefore, Master course students are more privileged than Bachelor students on the occasion of internship program. With this background, all the GCL Course students must take an internship in abroad and Japan in order to deepen their awareness of problem consciousness.

Internship Host Organizations

  1. For the GCL Internship program, GCL course students take their own initiative to find their internship site based on their  interests and backgrounds. Possibilities include international organizations, governmental  agencies, private companies, and non-governmental organizations both in Japan and abroad.
  2. GCL course students with work experience are able to be exempted from taking the GCL internship program, if they wish.
  3. GCL course students are allowed to admit for the internships at several host institutions.
  4. In principal, 2nd year master course students are responsible for finding their own internship host organizations in accordance with their research theme.

About Insurance

Note that the University of Tokyo will cover your “Gakkensai (Contraction of Japanese term referring to Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research)” according to our rules. In addition,“Gakkenbai (Liability Insurance coupled with “Gakkensai” (“Futaibaiseki”))is compulsory for all the GCL course students. In principle, the student is responsible for purchasing Course A of Gakkenbai (Insurance fees: JY340/Valid for one year). For more details regarding “Course A of Gakkenbai, please refer to the *2017 Gakkenbai Pamphlet and *2017 Gakkenbai Handbook .

Furthermore, when the internship takes place abroad, it’s MANDATORY for all GCL course students to purchase the overseas travel insurance (at your own expense), e.g. Futai Kaigaku(Contraction of Japanese term referring to Traveler’s insurance for study abroad linked to Gakkensai). About 6 weeks before your trip, you are required to complete the insurance application.

Meanwhile, according to your destination for Internship, insurance policies of Futai Kaigaku may not provide cover in some cases. For further information, please consult with GCL Office at gcl_gakumu[at] (Please replace [at] to @).

Information concerning the OSSMA (Overseas Student Safety Management Assistance) Service

The OSSMA is “Overseas Student Safety Management Assistance Service (operated by EAJ – Emergency Assistance Japan Co. Ltd.)” that is added to overseas travel accident insurance for travel or study overseas. All GCL course students going to abroad are required to bear the cost of OSSMA by their own responsibilities.

The GCL program requires GCL course students to enroll in OSSMA.

Please visit the UTokyo Web pages below for further information about OSSMA and application procedure.

For more information including various procedures of Internship, please refer to GCL Internship Manual page, that is password-protected.

Reference Web Site

The institutions/companies((※):Venture businesses launched from UTokyo) listed below, are the internship hosts that have been in close coordination and cooperation with graduate school of Information Science and Technology of the University of Tokyo. However, you can also apply for the others. Before applying for internships, the period of internships, theme, and the knowledge and skills needed to qualify for your target, should be fully considered.

If you have any questions regarding the internship program, please contact to GCL Office at gcl_gakumu[at] (Please replace [at] to @).

Other Useful Information: The University of Tokyo has research or educational exchange agreements with many institutions around the world. For more information, please see here.

●Support for Travel expenses New! (The NEC C&C Foundation)

● In the HP New!
There is a UTokyo site named Go global Website,which introduces University-wide Programs and Program lists for going abroad.
Please have a look.

● NEC is currently accepting applications for internships.  The due date has already passed, but they are offering internships throughout the year. New!海外大学院留学説明会/Study Abroad Guide & Advice)  (Fellowships at Microsoft Research Asia)内部専用:2019年度インターンシップ募集案内資料)<パスワード保護あり> 工学・情報理工学系ポータルに入れる人New! (日本人の方のみNew! (博士後期課程のみNew!トビタテ

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Humanities Majors Sciences Majors
African Development Bank BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Asian Development Bank (ADB) CyberAgent
France Japan Innovation Internship 100 DeNA
Global Creative Forum 2013-Observation team Eisai Inc./Andover Site (Research Laboratory)
IMF-Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Tokyo) ERICSSON
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO)
Information on internships available throughout the United Nations system and other international organizations France Japan Innovation Internship 100
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits
International Criminal Court (ICC) Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
International Labor Organization (ILO) Global Creative Forum 2013-Observation team
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Google Inc.
International Organization for Migration (IOM) GREE, Inc.
International Telecommunication Union(ITU) Hitachi, Ltd.
JETRO International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
JICA International Labor Organization (ILO)
The Japan Research Institute, Limited International Telecommunication Union(ITU)
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Kabuku Inc.(※)
The World Bank Group Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
United Naitions (UN) Microsoft
United Nations Development Programm(UNDP) Microsoft Research Asia(MSRA)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees MUJIN, Inc.
United Nations Population Fund NEC
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme NEC Laboratories America
World Health Organization NEC Laboratories Europe
NS Solutions Corporation
NTT DATA Corporation
NTT DATA Institute of Management Consulting, Inc.
Rakuten, Inc.
Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd.
Rethink Robotics Co.
The Japan Research Institute, Limited.
US Ignite
World Health Organization
Xcoo, Inc.