Come on UP Internship in Japan

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Come on UP is a venture company with its mission to create development opportunity and to encourage people to challenge for their dream. We have two lines of business, one is to manage international “Share Houses”, and another is to support new business development. Come on UP is a pioneer in developing this “Share House” concept in Japan. Share House successfully became one of popular living choice of young people in Japan, and its life style is now featured in magazines and TV shows. We currently operate 32 houses conveniently located in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. This fun company provides an international, social and young spirited environment that believes strongly to bring better life to people through the concept of “share” and “mesh”.  

Bring your innovative idea and make it real! Join the Come on Up team! Come on UP intern shall gain the real business experiences which may also be very challenging to the one’s personal growth. We welcome innovative ideas, and interns are expected to be proactive rather than passive. We offer internship with various responsibilities. 

For first 1 – 2 weeks, interns will try different position to understand overall business and should set personal goal and project by the end of that initial training.  There will be midterm review to check you progress and final presentation to conclude your project.  

Marketing Position

Main goal of the marketing is to raise awareness of our service.  Since Share House is fairly new concept in Japan, there are many ways to reach out to people who had never knew such life style. Task will include researching the market, evaluating marketing strategy, creating attractive campaign and events.  Marketing channel is both Internet and real.

House Development Position

Researching for new house property, check and rate house for shared house compatibility, negotiate on terms and conditions with house owners. Develop renovation plan with construction contractors. Renovate house with self renovation team (often include students and neighbors)

Community Development Position

Plan events and meeting. Providing information and helping residents. Attend business meetings with property owners and key business partners. Help plan social events for residents.

Business Strategy / Accounting Position

Meeting with accountants, bank and possible investors. - Web strategy and development Attractive contents SEO/SEM - B2B Sales Based on special package Research target market companies, and develop special package TEIAN Office duties include answering phones and email inquires about our houses. 1-2 weeks to experience all division to understand overall business. Set personal goal and projects > Mid-term review > Final Presentation


- no Japanese ability required.

- outgoing and social personality.

- knowledge of social media and internet preferred.

- can-do attitude with an interest in entrepreneurial venture business.

- must live in a Come on UP house / room (which will be chosen by Come on UP).

What is Provided:

Unpaid internship. Transportation fee from our office (Tokyo: Ebisu, Kansai: Shin-Osaka) to work site will be reimbursed. The fee from your house to our office will not be reimbursed. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri  /  10:00 am - 7:00 pm ( 8 hours a day )

Housing is provided by Come on UP. Intern is responsible for utility share.

*Utilities― ¥10,000/month will be charged as a utility deposit. The Utilities are split evenly among residents. The utilities shall be recalculated. The resident will receive money back, or be required to pay more. *Extension of stay―When you want to stay beyond intern program, we need to agree with a new residential contract. *If someone wants to move into the currently occupied room, intern must move to another vacant room.