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Work Placements

We offer work placements to high school and university students who are interested in Japanese arts, culture and language throughout the year. Successful candidates will gain experience in an intercultural working environment and explore potential career paths in their area of interest.

Due to high demand, we only accept a limited number of students each year.

Currently, we are not accepting work experience or internship applications until at least November 2022. 

If you have further enquiries about work placements, please contact

Am I eligible?

High school students must be Australian residents and will be undertaking the placement as part of their school’s work experience program.

Tertiary students are eligible if their course at an Australian education institution requires them to conduct a mandatory work placement.

If you do not fulfil either criteria, you are unfortunately not eligible for a work placement with us.

How do I apply?

Eligible candidates can apply by emailing their requested work placement period, resume and a cover letter to reception(A)


Are your internships paid?

No, unless we are recruiting interns for a specific role.

Do I need Japanese language skills to apply for work experience?

If you are applying for Year 10 Work Experience, you do not need Japanese language skills. However, priority will be given to students who are learning Japanese or are passionate about Japanese culture.

In general, our interns are expected to know basic Japanese and/or have taken at least one subject on Japanese Studies. Intermediate to advanced Japanese language skills are a bonus.

What are the minimum work hours?

Work Experience students are generally offered 5 days of placement with work hours of 9:30am to 5pm, however, there is flexibility to change the hours or days.

To be considered for an internship, you must be available to work at least 2 full days per week for a minimum of 12 hours per week. This arrangement gives you a tailored program, which offers a better understanding of the project life cycle and a hands-on experience.

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