This internship has not been updated for 2021. If we receive confirmation and final information for 2021 from the company, we will post it here. 2020 information below for reference.
With offices in Tokyo, Osaka, and Singapore hosting a team of more than 60 full time researchers and 100 staff interviewers, CarterJMRN is a full-service Japan-based market research agency.
As a fully bicultural agency, our clients have come to know us for our cultural sensitivity and effectiveness to dealing with clients’ challenges by applying intelligent and efficient research design. We strive for highly practical, prescriptive, and actionable solutions.
We lay the foundation for our clients’ marketing activities in Japan, including market entry, with innovative methods that cover the gamut of immersive, qualitative, and quantitative approaches. These include cultural analysis, trend watching, secondary desk research, depth interviews, ethnography, focus groups and all quantitative survey methods. We are your guide to unmasking the needs, desires and opinions of Japanese consumers and helping you to translate those into action.
Job Description and Responsibilities (1 to 2 positions available)
Exposure to all aspects of planning, executing, and reporting market research
Providing a supporting role in developing actionable marketing strategies for the Japanese market
Supporting projects related to global brand and product development
Consumer trend watching across a variety of categories – for example, women power, the changing world of work, internationalization, generational dynamics, food and beverages, travel, and entertainment
Working directly with Project Managers and Coordinators by contributing to execution of key research methodologies: secondary research, industry interviews, consumer focus groups and telephone/internet surveys (with both consumers and business executives)
Summarizing and translation support that contributes to research execution and reporting
Tabulating and charting research results, preparing PowerPoint reports, and a variety of other supporting materials (charts, graphs, etc.)
Research and report writing components (short-term), writing and producing entire qualitative and quantitative reports (long-term)
8 hours per day, 5 days per week – standard hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 with one hour for lunch. Some weekend work may be required which would alter hours during the week.
• Must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by start of internship.
• Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
• High energy and enthusiastic attitude
• Energetic and adaptable personality, with ability to work in our fast-paced, team-oriented work environment
• Ability to thrive in a relatively small-sized, multi-national, foreign-owned work environment
• Open-mindedness to promote “foreign” products within the Japanese marketplace
• Native-level Japanese language abilities an asset but not essential
• PC skills (Excel, PowerPoint, MS word)
• Excellent written skills
• Note: Intern(s) must bring a laptop to complete assigned tasks, and must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with CarterJMRN.
CarterJMRN is located in the heart of Tokyo's Roppongi Midtown area. The office is situated within 1 minute of Nogizaka station with Roppongi station being a short 5 minute walk. Between these two stations three of Tokyo’s main subway lines flow - Hibiya, Oedo, and Chiyoda.