Global Internship Program

Our 2021 global internship program has ended. We will post openings and start taking applications for the 2022 program at the beginning of January 2022 on this page.

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“Sumitomo Electric offers a unique global internship program that gives students the opportunity to gain practical experiences at our R&D labs and corporate headquarters in Japan. The program started in 2012 and around 100 students from around the world have participated. We start taking applications each year in January on our website for the program.”

Pavee Suvagondha, Ph.D.

Human Resources

Why Join Our Program?

Gain New
and Global
Perspectives

Experience the opportunity to meet, exchange stories, and learn about the unique diverse cultures of students from all over the world.

Learn About
Sumitomo Electric and Japanese
Culture

Get a glimpse of daily operations at our company and a peek into what Japanese working culture looks like

Attractive Benefits

Almost all expenses paid by the company for those working in Japan including airplane ticket, accommodation, commuting, and most meals.

Possible
Employment

Potential full-time employment opportunities available.

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From Intern to Employee

Sylvia Chin
"I was really happy to bring a psychological perspective to Sumitomo Electric's efforts for diversity."

Psychology

Intern at Human Resources Development Department

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