Disney Japan Trainee Program

Disney Japan Trainee Program Snapshot

Applications now open!

6-month program

Candidates must be able to work in our Disney Tokyo Office in Toranomon Hills

Trainee roles are hybrid


The Walt Disney Company Japan Trainee Program is designed for university students who want to learn more about the entertainment business. This program offers the chance for trainees to strengthen technical skills, provides professional development through support programs, such as mentoring, and allows them to explore various opportunities available at The Walt Disney Company Japan.

Participants of this program will:

Experience maximum six-months of on-the-job training which will offer opportunities to get to know the Disney business

Connect with others to create a professional support network

Have access to a diverse community of professionals with various backgrounds

Gain extensive support and mentorship from Disney Trainee Program team


Disney Japan Trainee Program Requirements

Program eligibility requirements

Currently studying at a university or graduate school 

Able to participate in the trainee program for up to 20 hours per week

Have an interest in the entertainment business

Able to maintain privacy and confidentiality of confidential information obtained through the trainee program

Languages: Japanese (native level), English (depending on the position)

Disney Japan Trainee Program Benefits

  • Mentoring Support

  • Involvement opportunities within the company

    Disney Japan Communities bring together a group of people with similar interests, values, and hobbies to facilitate casual interaction amongst employees (including next gen, gender, LGBTQ+)

  • Dedicated onboarding training

Hear more from past trainees here.


“Take the chance to broaden your horizon. There is no way you want to miss this opportunity to work with The Walt Disney Company!”

- Yuta, Studio Sales Trainee

“The most exciting part was seeing Disney up close and personal. Make the best of your time, step out of your comfort zone and always be willing to take on challenges.”

- Yutaka, Partnership Development Trainee


“I am motivated by the realization that I am working with an IP that everyone knows. I love to think that my work will someday lead to enjoyment for many people.”

- Mana, Local Content Trainee

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