Internship » Volkswagen Group Japan KK

01.11.2022 - 31.07.2023 | Application deadline: 01.12.2023




Tokyo or Toyohashi


180.000 JPY a month (~20.42% taxes will be deducted)


Internship at Volkswagen Group Japan KK

Company profile
Volkswagen Group Japan KK imports and sells automobiles nationwide. The Company provides market investigation, promotion, and management supports services on automobile sales. Volkswagen Group Japan also offers used cars assessment and trading services. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Toyohashi, Japan with additional offices in Tokyo. Volkswagen Group Japan KK operates as a subsidiary of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft with about 300 employees and a nationwide dealer network of approximately 250 outlets. Volkswagen has been in Japan for over 60 years, even before the official subsidiary has been established, and can currently count more than 650.000 Volkswagen on Japanese roads.
You can find our official internet website for current information about VGJ:

Internship possibility at VGJ
Volkswagen Group Japan KK offers a wide array of internships in business as well as administrative divisions. For those positions, we are looking for interns with a good command of the Japanese language, and who are interested in gaining working experience within an international working environment. The tasks will depend on the department.

For our office in Toyohashi, we are offering internships in the following departments:
Human Resources, Parts Logistics & After Sales

For our office in Shinagawa, we are offering internships in the following departments:
Communications, Product Planning / Sales, Marketing Communication, Volume Planning & Ordering / Sales

Preferred knowledge
Every position requires a good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook). Furthermore, communication skills as well as the ability to work in a team and self-dependently are needed. Depending on the department, a strong interested in the regarding business branch is wished. An economic background and experience in the regarding business branch is also preferred, but most of our departments focus on good Japanese skills.

Preferred language skills
 English fluency is a must
 German as mother tongue is highly preferred
 A good command of Japanese is required (N2 or better)

Additional assistance
Interns will be paid a scholarship of approximately 180.000 JPY a month (~20% taxes will be deducted). In Toyohashi, interns are provided with an apartment, and the rent will be deducted from the scholarship every month. Commuting costs up to 50.000 JPY will also be reimbursed every month. Other than that, we provide the interns with all the necessary documents and information they need for the visa application process and a successful start in Japan.

Visa requirements
Applicants who are not Japanese nationals need to be eligible to obtain the “Designated Activities (特定活動)” visa for an internship at Volkswagen Group Japan KK. Therefore, only students who fulfill the following conditions can apply for an internship in Japan:
1. Enrolled student at a university for the entire internship period
2. Doing the internship will require your university to sign a document confirming that the internship represents a mandatory or strongly recommended part of your university curriculum when applying for your visa

If you are interested in an internship, please visit our Online Career Portal:

In your cover letter, please mention your preferred work place (Toyohashi or Tokyo), the department you are interested in, and the preferred time period for your internship.

For any questions regarding an internship at Volkswagen Group Japan KK or the application process, you can also contact us directly via email:

Ms. Emily Bischof (current Human Resources intern)
Mrs. Fumiko Mizushi (Human Resources)

Required specialized knowledge

Nothing different than above mentioned

Preferred language abilities

English (fluency - must), German (wishful), Japanese (N2 or better highly welcome)

Preferred skills

Depend on business branch and department

Additional assistance

Communting costs up to 50.000 JPY/month
Housing support in Toyohashi (not in Tokyo)
Visa application support




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