Kyushu Railway Company Internship - Japan

Asia New Zealand Foundation




Arts & Humanities Business & Commerce




3 weeks ago

Applications Open

26th June 2019 9:00am

Applications Close

5th August 2019 5:00pm

Through our internship with Kyushu Railway Company (KRC), Japanese-speakers studying for a bachelor’s degree in business studies, majoring in tourism management, can learn about the operations of a Japanese railway company.

About the Internship

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 internship is observational and provides opportunities to interview and discuss the company’s operations 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 reasonably 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 to gain the most from this the internship requires a high degree of listening comprehension. You will also need to be able to ask questions of management about the operations of the various companies within the group.

What's covered

The Asia New Zealand Foundation will cover the intern's return airfares, insurance and a modest stipend to subsidise living costs.

KRC will provide dormitory accommodation. The intern is required to contribute $500 to cover some of their living expenses.


  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • in their final-year of their Bachelor’s degree
  • able to speak Japanese at an advanced conversational level
  • have high levels of self-confidence, flexibility, resilience and social energy
  • interested in the Kyushu Railway Company's core business - railway operations

Interested? Click the apply now button to find out more and apply.

Applications close Monday, 5th August 2019.


Please note: This information is not to be re-distributed without permission from Asia NZ Foundation and NxtStep (AttractHQ Ltd)


Minimum Qualification Required

  • Working towards a Bachelors degree or higher

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