“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

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

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.


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."


Intern at Human Resources Development Department

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