Global Summer Internship-Tokyo

Tokyo Cityscape


USC Marshall has partnered with CIEE to provide students access to the internship opportunities in Tokyo, as well as arrange housing and provide support while the student is in the country. Students will intern with a firm personally selected based on their interests, background and experience, as well as the needs and requirements of the company. Tokyo internships are currently limited to business, computer science, and NGO's.

PROGRAM DATES (In-person) : June 2 - July 27, 2024

  • Students arrive in Tokyo: June 2, 2024
  • Orientation: 3 weeks before program start date online
  • Internship: June 3 - July 26, 2024
  • Last Day in Tokyo Residence: July 27, 2024


  • This is open to USC undergraduate students who will have completed 24 units by January 1, 2024. Of these units, 16 MUST have been taken at USC (for Freshmen and transfer students, you are eligible for the program is you brought in a minimum of 12 AP, IB, or transfer units, and have completed a minimum of 16 units during the Fall 2023 semester.)
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.
  • Applicants must possess a valid passport by January 1, 2024, which is valid until January 30, 2025.
  • Applicants are recommended to have some course background in the field in which they wish to intern. For example, those wishing to intern in Financial Services should have completed at least BUAD 306 Business Finance  or a related course. Those looking to go into any general business field should have completed BUAD 304 Leading Organizations, or at least 1 business course. Those looking to intern in event planning or advertising or for an entrepreneurial venture need not have any business course background.


Students will live in student apartments.

COSTS (In-person):

Program Costs (includes placement, interview(s), orientation and housing in Tokyo) $8000
USC International Insurance (approximation) $310
Total $8310
Additional Costs (Estimated):  
Living Expenses: food, local transportation, entertainment, etc. (estimated) $1000
Airfare (estimated)** $1200

** Students are responsible for booking their own flights.


There will be a limited number of scholarships available to students of the program. The scholarship will be awarded based on need and merit, and require submission of an application and financial documentation. These items will be distributed upon admission into the program.

Tokyo Downtown Global Summer Internship


Application Process (Apply on TerraDotta):

The application is all on-line. If you wish to apply for more than 1 location (ie, London and Madrid) you may select up to 3 destinations on your application. You will only submit ONE application. The deadline for receipt of application is December 1, 2023. You will need to upload a resume as well as a copy of your STARS report as part of the on-line application. Please be aware of all corresponding deadlines.


As a world and Asian Pacific business capital, Tokyo attracts businesses from every conceivable sector. For students interested in broadening their understanding of international business, there is no better city in which to study or work.

With a population of over 13 million people, Tokyo is world-leading metropolis and the center of Japanese business, transportation, government, and finance. See how limited space and resources are maximized in ingenious ways all while enjoying the myriad entertainment, shopping, and dining options the city has to offer.

Interns in Tokyo have the chance to experience Japanese culture in the bustling start-up and tech sectors, or at multinational companies or nonprofits. Tokyo thrives on hospitality, tourism, multinational business, the arts, and more. 

Students interning in Tokyo will be placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations, multinationals, and NGOs in a variety of industry sectors. There will be opportunities in Business and Communications, Nonprofit and NGO, and IT/Computer Science roles.

All internships are unpaid. Internship placements in Tokyo are full-time and for 5 days per week (Monday-Friday).

If you would like more information on costs, placement process, which companies and what you will be doing in the internship, please download and read our Winslow-Maxwell Program FAQ’s

Please note: The internship placements are made by CIEE, and are based on the position and duties you wish to complete (as expressed in your internship essay and interview) during your internship, as well as your experience and skills, and the needs and requirements of the company you will be placed with. Students without a finance background, for example, should not expect to be placed in a finance role. In addition, sometimes smaller companies offer opportunities that are more in line with the student interests than larger companies. The goal of the program is to provide students with a quality learning experience, not necessarily for students to work for the biggest company.