The Finance Internships offer opportunities to work overseas in Tokyo, Japan with companies such as: Fusion Systems, Texas Instruments, Audi, Delta, and many others.
A strong interest in Japan 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, business-level skills. Internships provide the chance to:
- Learn specific office administration skills in an international business setting.
- Prepare financial analysis and other documentation as required
- General assistance with various administrative work.
- 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.
Students must intern for a minimum of 30 hours per week, for a total of at least 240 hours for an 8-week internship. This will earn 8 internship credits.
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. The time spent on the course is estimated to take less than 2 hours.
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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.