1. Internship Guide

Contract-type Internships

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Some companies and organizations have exchanged memorandums of understanding with APU and offer our students internship placements through these agreements. Students who wish to take part in this program can apply through the university. List of the host institutions will be disclosed during the internship orientation and published on Campus Terminal or on Career Office's website. Since each institution has its own requirements, make sure you check thoroughly before applying. Meanwhile, internships that have met certain criteria are also eligible for course credits.

How to Look for a Contract-type Internship Program

Information on the Contract-type Internships will be announced in the Internship Guidance sessions and on Campus Terminal. For further details, please check the following document. In addition, you may see details of internship opportunities of each host institution on Host Institution List webpage written below.

Host Institution List (to be updated as neccesary and/or accordingly)

Required Documents

When applying

NB: Certain organizations or companies may require other documents, please check the Internship Information posted on the above website.

Where to Submit:
Please access the URL on each company’s internship details page and upload the documents from there.

Before the commencement of the internship

Where to Submit:
Career Office

After completion of the internship
For GAIA Internship

Granting of credits

APU offers "Internships" as a regular course. Registration for internship courses is based on individual student applications. In addition to the internship training, grades are given based on pre-classes and post-classes and reports.

If you wish to register for a course, you must submit all required documents as specified by the Career Office by the designated submission deadline and attend the pre- and post-class sessions and a few other requirements. Please thoroughly read the "Internship Handbook" and be sure to check the "Course Registration" video before submitting the "Course Registration Application Form".


※All students who wish to register for courses must watch the video.
※Attend classes in the language according to the language of the internship.
“Course Registration” (Japanese / English)※Time required 15-20 minutes.

Business Manner Seminar *Mandatory for all students

Please attend one of the following sessions:
  • July 20 (Thurs) 6th Period (J/E)
  • July 21 (Fri) 6th Period (J/E)

Class Schedule


※Attend all classes. (Pre-classes: 4 classes / Post-classes: 4 classes)

Course name Language Class Schedule Periods Class format
(Common Liberal Arts)
Japanese Pre-internship July 15 (Sat.) 1st – 2nd Online
July 22 (Sat.) (updated on 06/07/2023) 3rd – 4th (updated on 06/07/2023) Online (updated on 06/07/2023)
Post-internship Oct 11 (Wed.) 5th – 6th In-person
Oct 25 (Wed.) 5th – 6th In-person
English Pre-internship July 12 (Wed.) 5th – 6th In-person
July 22 (Sat.) 1st – 2nd Online
Post-internship Oct 11 (Wed.) 5th – 6th In-person
Oct 25 (Wed.) 5th – 6th In-person

【Business Internship (APM students only)】

※Attend all classes. (Pre-classes: 3 classes / Post-classes: 1 classes)

Course name Language Class Schedule Periods Class format
Business Internship
(APM Major Education Subject)
Japanese Pre-internship July 5 (Wed.) 6th In-person
July 15 (Sat.) 3st – 4nd Online
Post-internship Oct 18 (Wed.) 5th In-person
English Pre-internship July 5 (Wed.) 5th In-person
July 15 (Sat.) 5th – 6th Online
Post-internship Oct 18 (Wed.) 5th In-person

Absence from Classes / Internship due to Sickness or Bereavement (Only for students who submitted the course registration Form).

If the final internship hours do not meet the minimum internship hours (40 hours) due to illness or bereavement, only if you meet the application requirements listed in Academic Office Website, please submit (1) the required official certificates as listed on the same page in PDF format and (2) “Report of Absence” via email.

< Submission Details >
  • Submission format: Report of Absence
  • Email submission to: Academic Office, Contract-type Internship (atfs@apu.ac.jp)
  • Submission deadline: Within 3 business days after the end of the missed class or internship. (No applications will be accepted after the deadline.)

Internship Insurance

All participants for Contract-type Internships MUST have Liability Insurance for Internships, Professional Qualification Activities, etc. (“Intern-bai”). This insurance will give you protections when an accident is occurred during your internship. Please make sure you purchase the insurance prior to going for the internship. It is available at the Career Office (cost of 210 yen)


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