METI Global Internship Program aims to develop human resources that can serve as a bridge for strengthening economic cooperation and developing business ties between Japan and host countries. To that end, this internship program dispatches promising Japanese people to governments, government agencies, industrial organizations, local companies, and Japanese companies overseas, in developing countries.
- 1) To support Japanese SMEs’ overseas business activities (implementing market research, finding local partners, building up personal connections with people in important governmental organizations, developing human resources, etc.).
- 2) To encourage interns to be able to design new products and services for emerging markets.
- 3) To promote social networks and cooperation with governmental organizations and/or local key persons which is necessary for acquiring infrastructure business.
- 4) To educate Japanese students to become future global leaders.
|Implementer of the program||
HIDA and JETRO
|Expected countries for dispatch||
Countries mainly in Asia
|Interns||Recruited Japanese, age between 20 and 40 (screened by the implementer)|
|Host companies and organizations||Governments, governmental organizations, industrial associations, local companies, and Japanese companies in developing countries|
|Activities||Internship in host organizations|
|Dispatch Period||2 to 5 months between Sep 20, 2017 and Feb 14, 2018|
|Number of interns to be dispatched||Around 70 persons|
This program gives host companies/organizations an opportunity to revitalize themselves and acquire knowledge and knowhow on Japanese business customs and attitudes through guidance and interaction with interns. They can also use this opportunity to create networks with Japanese companies and strengthen bilateral relations between their country and Japan.
TOP 4 reasons for accepting interns