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Foreign Language Internships in Tokyo

For those who are already learning Japanese, international foreign language internships in Tokyo are the perfect way to perfect language skills, and hone them in a professional setting.

Japan is one of the largest and most influential economies in the world, and is a key player in international business and trade.

As the country itself as well as the Pacific Rim region continue to grow in importance, the ability to speak and translate Japanese is becoming increasingly valuable. Apply to a translation internship in Japan today.

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Responsibilities at foreign language internships in Tokyo may include:

  • Transcribing articles, case studies, blogs and other text

  • Attending events and translating in live time

  • Editing written materials and content, creating content for social media and outreach

  • Checking computer-translated documents for accuracy

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Typical roles for Tokyo foreign language internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our translation interns in Japan have taken on before:

  • Translator

    Translators could be considered scientists as much as artists, as it is an incredibly complex task. To become a good translator, you should already possess some of the most critical skills for this role, such as complete fluency in your chosen languages, and a very high level of written and verbal communication skills.

  • Translation Reviewer

    The main responsibility of a translation reviewer is to double-check translations before they are delivered to a client. Translation reviewers ensure the quality, style, consistency, and tone of the translations is appropriate, and they have the final approval of the translation.

  • Translation Editor

    As a translation editor, you will be responsible for editing any typographical errors throughout a text. This role is perfect for those who have excellent attention to detail and expert knowledge of subject matters, as this enhances the quality of the translation.

  • Translation Consultant

    Translation consultants are also known in the industry as translation professionals. If you want to put your linguistic skills to the test, you should opt for this role. You will consult translators to ensure that the translation means the same as the original text.

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The translation industry

If you have excellent language skills, enjoy communicating with others and have a high level of attention to detail, then Internships in Translation will enable you to further your career in the industry. With an opportunity to specialize in health, education, or law, our internship will provide linguists with plenty of  experience, along with vast networking possibilities to set you apart from others. 


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Learn more about our foreign language internships in Tokyo

A translation internship in Tokyo offers you an opportunity to put your language skills to the test on an international level. Enhance your knowledge of a foreign language, work with global brands and build meaningful relationships. Whichever area of translation you wish to specialize in, you can hone your skill set on this internship, as all of our interns are placed with top-tier organizations. Learn more about our Tokyo internship program here.


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    Complete our simple application form and tell us about your passions, qualifications, and experiential requirements.

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    If your interview is successful, confirm your enrollment with a tuition deposit.

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    Collaborate in the internship placement process & accelerate your career.