University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Internship: International Society of Educational and Cultural Exchange Inc Foundation (ISECE) (Japan)

International Society of Educational and Cultural Exchange Inc Foundation (ISECE) - Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) Internship Programme

ISECE endeavors to increase mutual understanding and cultural appreciation among the young people and educators of the world. ISECE does in close coordination with educational establishments such as education boards, universities, local governments and civil organisations for intercultural exchange. This concept is implemented through a variety of ISECE's human resources development programmes and cross-cultural training programmes. Our hope is that through those programmes, ISECE will contribute to world peace and the development of human resources.

Do you have outstanding knowledge in English? Are you passionate about teaching? Interested to work in a foreign country? How would you like a chance to be an assistant teacher in Japan?

Intake and Duration:
Internships will be carried out in accordance to the Japanese academic calendar, in which school semesters begin in the months of April and September annually. The duration of the internship is 6 months. We are not able to shorten or alter the beginning and end dates of the internship.

(E.g.: Duration of 6 months – April 2016 to September 2016 / September 2016 to February 2017)

Currently, we have an opening for a Junior and Senior High School in Kanagawa, Japan.

Number of interns: 2 (1 male, 1 female)
Work hours: Mondays to Fridays, 2pm to 11pm (Break; 6pm to 7pm)
Students’ age: 13 to 18 years old
Accommodation: School dormitory (separate building from the student dormitories)
Application deadline: 11 November 2015, 17:00 (Malaysian Time)

Roles and responsibilities:
Interns will be assigned to be under the guidance of mentor teachers in their respective Japanese host schools. Responsibilities of interns may include but are not limited to assisting mentor teachers in class, creating lesson plans/educational activities, interacting with students and school staff in English,  helping  out  during  school  events/extra-curricular activities,  and  holding  after  school lessons for students living in the dormitories. 


  • Excellent English in all aspects – Speaking, writing, listening, reading
  • * Japanese or other foreign languages are not required, but will be taken into consideration
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at respective colleges/universities for at least one year
  • Priority will be given, but not limited to Education majors, or majors related to Education
  • Applicants must receive permission from families or guardians, as well as from currently enrolled colleges/universities to apply for and join this internship
  • * Whether credit hours may be earned for the internship will be decided by the applicants’respective colleges/universities
  • Applicants must be able to submit all application materials (listed below) by the application deadline

Application procedures:

  1. Applicants  receive  permission  from  families/guardians  and  current  college/university,  then complete and submit the application materials to ISECE.
  2. First screening: ISECE reviews all application materials.
  3. Second screening: ISECE will conduct an interview, via Skype or in person, with applicants who have passed the first screening.
  4. Third screening: Respective Japanese host schools will interview applicants who have passed the first two screenings, usually via Skype. The final decision of whether the applicants will be accepted or not will be made by the Japanese host schools. 
  5. Accepted applicants will begin visa application procedures. (Applicants will be coming to Japan on a Designated Activities Visa). Additional application materials might be requested for this procedure.
    * Please note that applicants are not guaranteed to pass the visa application procedures. If visa is not granted to the applicant, the applicant will not be able to join this internship. 
  6. Once the applicants receive their visa and all travel plans are confirmed, the applicants are ready to begin their internship in Japan. 

Application materials:

  • Application form (downloadable from 
  • One digital photograph (4cm x 3cm)
  • Your photograph must be taken within the last three months. Formal, facing the front, clear, in color, taken against a plain background, and showing full facial features
  • Passport ID page
  • Academic transcript from your current college/university
  • Recommendation letter from your current college/university
  • Formal letter from your current college/university defining the relevance between your academic major and this internship 
  • Formal  letter  explaining  your  background  of  studying  English,  as  proof  of  your  English proficiency
  • Test scores of any English proficiency tests you have taken, e.g., TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, etc., if any

What will be provided for the interns during the length of the internship:
Accommodation, meals, transportation fees between accommodation and school, full coverage of the Japanese National Health Insurance, ¥20,000 stipend per month, one-way airplane ticket from Malaysia to Japan.

Please e-mail all application materials, or any inquiries to

Posted on 5th November 2015

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