Global Internship 2023

2023 Program

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work in Japan, then the 10-week Sumitomo Electric Global Internship Program could be the ideal opportunity for you. Look into gaining practical work experience at the R&D labs or corporate headquarters of Sumitomo Electric Industries, a Global Fortune 500 company. This year’s program will run from May 22, 2023 to July 28, 2023, with internships located in the Osaka and Yokkaichi areas. University students from all countries are welcome to apply. Included in our internships: Round-trip airfare from the country of your university to Japan, accommodations and meals, commuter rail pass (if applicable), travel insurance, and a modest weekly stipend to assist with living expenses while in Japan. Please note that this is not a paid internship. Modifications to the start/end dates of the internship will be considered on a case-by-case basis. At the completion of the program, full-time opportunities in some positions may be available. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and application through the links below by the deadline 11:59 PM JST on February 19, 2023 (Sunday).  Selection will be based on the screening of applications and interviews.  We will start interviewing candidates by the end of March. If you have any questions, please contact jobs@sumitomo.com.   


Additional qualifications are specified on the job description of each position.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (Japanese is not required unless specified in each job description)

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitive information

  • Proficient in computer use, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to work independently while keeping in good communication with team members

  • Comfortable working closely online with team members across time zones

  • If you are a doctorate student or working on a project with your advisor, please make sure to get permission to apply for this program from your advisor prior to submitting your application

The company will loan interns the necessary equipment such as a company laptop to work on the secured corporate environment. 

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