University of Oregon

Business Operations Internships in Tokyo

Program Overview

The Operations Internship offers opportunities to work overseas in Tokyo, Japan with companies such as: Fusion Systems, Texas Instruments, Audi, Delta, and many others.

An interest in Japan and international business and the desire to immerse oneself in the culture are a must. Language abilities range from little-to-none, all the way up to advanced. Internships provide opportunities to:

  • Learn specific office administration skills in an international business setting.
  • Get experience maintaining & ensuring proper receiving, issuing and delivery flow.
  • Support staff on quote requests, analysis, and customer price list maintenance.
  • Prepare financial analysis and other documentation as required.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team.
  • Interest in Japan and international business.

Academic Details

In addition to 8 internship credits, students will enroll in a 1-4 credit Intercultural Communication online course.  This course is designed to provide ongoing support to students who do internships abroad.  Students will observe, explore and investigate the core cultural values in their host country during the internship, conduct comparison in the differences between their host and home country, and develop critical thinking skills and culture learning strategies. Some of the topics discussed in this course include: attitudes toward time, space, age, gender and authority, different views on self/others, conflict styles and culture shock. 

A weekly assignment for the online course includes: reading assignments, group discussions and/or a weekly journal.  The number of enrolled credits will determine the course workload.  It will begin one week before your internship begins and end one week after completion.  

Internship Details

Students must intern for a minimum of 30 hours per week, for a total of at least 240 hours for an 8-week internship.  Although this is an unpaid internship, you will earn 8 internship credits.

Dates and Deadlines

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Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.