Internship Study

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* Current students should refer to the KULASIS “Guidelines for Internship Program”.


The Environmental Management Course aims to equip its students with the advanced knowledge and problem-solving skills they will need as internationally active specialists working to resolve environmental issues in the regional and global arenas. In keeping with the value the Environmental Management Course places on practical skills, an internship system has been incorporated as a compulsory part of the curriculum. The internship program enables students to build on the knowledge they acquire in the classroom by developing their competence in coping with global environmental issues through a specialized education based on practical experience obtained outside the classroom.

Arrangements have been made with a wide range of domestic and foreign environmental issue-related research organizations to serve as hosts for internship training. These include governmental research institutes, private research organizations, foreign universities and international organizations such as the United Nations and international NGOs.

Guideline for Internship Program


Nature of the Internship Program

The internship program is compulsory for all Master and Doctoral students studying in the Environmental Management Course. Master’s students are awarded 10 credits upon successful completion of the internship program. It is expected that students will decide upon their dissertation topic during the internship period and continue their dissertation research after returning from the internship.

Duration of the Internship Program

The period of internship is 3 months or longer for Master’s students or 5 months or longer for Doctoral students. The length of the program is negotiable and can be extended to cater to the interests and needs of the individual student.

Process and Timing

While Doctoral students have a greater degree of flexibility in terms of when they choose to undertake the internship requirement of their course, the internship program for Master’s students takes place in the first year of the Master course, after the completion of the first semester. Following is a tentative schedule of the internship program for Master’s students:

Internship Committee Meeting: April-May (Year 1)
Internship Committee Meeting: April-May (Year 1)
Student’s application for internship: June (Year 1)
Internship: July-March (next year)
Internship presentation: April-June (Year 2)

All Master students should submit a report/presentation after the completion of the internship program. This is to be presented by the individual student in front of a supervisory committee during the second year of the Master’s course. Credits are awarded on the basis of these reports.

Recent Collaborating Institutions for Internship Study

Private Sector

  • Aoi Consultants Co., Ltd
  • Earthship Academy
  • Environmental Control Center Co., Ltd.
  • HACHIOH Co., Ltd.
  • LAGO Co.,Ltd
  • LINK Co.,LTD.
  • Miyama Power HD
  • Miyama Smart Energy
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC
  • Research Institute for Natural Capital Co.,Ltd


  • Ministry of the Environment

Local Government

  • Kashiwa City
  • Katsuragi Town(Wakayama Prefecture)
  • Kyoto City
  • Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education
  • Lake Biwa Environmental Research Institute
  • Okinawa Prefectural Government
  • Tsushima City


  • Certified NPO Organization FURUSATOKAIKICENTER
  • chokomaka
  • CITYNET Yokohama
  • Green Grass NPO
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)
  • Japan Association of Drainage and Environment
  • Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society(JACSES)
  • KIKO Network
  • LEAF – Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for Children
  • Satoyama Net AYABE
  • Social Design Center Awaji

Independent administrative agency/Research Institution

  • Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University
  • Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
  • Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba Univ.
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
  • Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
  • National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)
  • National Institute for Environmental Studies
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Nippon Intemation Cooperation for Community Developmen(NICCO)
  • Northwest Pacific Region Environmental Cooperation Center(NPEC)
  • Public Works Research Institute
  • Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan
  • Renewable Energy Institute
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
  • Sailors for the Sea
  • The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
  • The Japanese Association for Conservation of Architectural Monuments
  • United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa(UNU-IAS OUIK)


  • Bogor Agricultural University
  • Caen University
  • Center for International Forestry Research(CIFOR)
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Chiang Mai University
  • Chiang Mai University, Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development
  • Chulalongkorn University
  • Conservation International
  • Coopertive Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology Kyoto University-Tsinghua University
  • Cumbria Action for Sustainability
  • Danang University of Technology(DUT)
  • Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
  • Energy Research Institute, Chalalongkorn Univetsity, Thailand
  • European University at St. Petersburg
  • Faculty of Engineering – Andalas University
  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • Hue College of Sciences
  • Hue University
  • Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry
  • IFSTTAR Nantes
  • Indonesia Joint Crediting Mechanism Secretariat(JCM)
  • Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Bonn University
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • IRSTA, Bordeaux research center
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Kazakh National Agrarian University
  • Lille University of Science and Technology
  • Lille University 
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Myanmar Engineering Society
  • National Parks Board
  • National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reducion
  • National Taiwan University
  • National Taiwan University Building & Planning Foundation
  • National University of Life and Environmental. Sciences of Ukraine
  • PlanEnergi
  • PT Gagas Dianamiga Aksenta
  • Qingdao Product Quality Supervision and Testing research Center
  • Renewable Energy Management Bureau, Philipine Department of Energy(REMB)
  • Resilience Development Initiative
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • Tarlac State University
  • The Gobi Institute
  • The NGO Forum on Cambodia
  • The University of Da Nang
  • The University of Philippine-Dilliman
  • UNESCO Bangkok
  • UNESCO Ivory coast
  • UNICEF in Myanmar
  • United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre
  • Universite de Lorraine
  • University College Cork
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Jambi
  • University of Science and Technology at Lille1
  • University of South Australia
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños
  • University of the South Pacific
  • University of Zambia
  • Xiamen University
  • Xinjiang Ecology and Geography Institute (XIEG) , Chinese Academy of Sciences