Culinary/Pastry/Hospitality Internship in Japan

This program has been specifically designed for Culinary/Pastry and/or Hospitality US students and recent graduates interested in gaining work experience in Japan for 12 weeks. Possibility exists to extend your internship for another 12 weeks (Conditions apply. Details can be discussed during the pre-screening process).

Program Details:

Program Start Dates: year-round
Location: Tokyo and other cities, Japan
Duration: 12-24 weeks
Compensation: Unpaid
Program Fee: From $4,595.00*

*Note: Program Fee may vary depending on exchange rate at the time of application.

Program Details

The program begins with a 2- or 4-week language course in Tokyo at a language school that was selected as the best language school in the world in 2016. The school is one of the only two IALC accredited schools in Japan. After this introduction to Japanese language and culture and an orientation session organized by our partner to prepare for the internship, participants will be placed in a hotel, resort, or restaurant in Japan for 8 to 10 weeks in a department corresponding to the participant’s experience. The internship in Japan is unpaid. Compensation may be available depending on your skills and work once in Japan. Housing (shared apartment in Tokyo), food, and local transportation are not included in the total program cost. We recommend a budget of at least JPY 150,000 per month (~US$1,325) to cover those expenses. Upon request, CICD’s partner will help secure housing when necessary.

Program Eligibility

US citizens aged 18 to 35 only. Must be a Culinary/Pastry or Hospitality student or recent graduate (Minimum of 12 months of education in the field).

Selection Process

Please complete CICD’s inquiry form. A pre-screening will be organized by our Japanese partner. Once you are selected, a portfolio or videos of your culinary skills will be requested to show potential host companies in Japan.

Additional Services

Housing, Arrival pick-up, Extra language course, Cultural activities, International Medical Insurance.

Application Process Inquire Online