Tokyo – Bosch Corporation, a member of the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services will operate the "Global Internship" program offering overseas internship opportunities to university students in Japan, regardless of their nationality. Now in its third year since the first program in 2016, the internship is for university students living in Japan and majoring in sciences and takes place over the summer break.

Prize for excellence received at the first Internship Award
The Global Internship program provides an opportunity to participate in automobile development at Bosch Japan's Research and Development Center in Yokohama and at its subsidiary in Vietnam. With the rapid advance of globalization in the working environment recently, Bosch started this program from a desire to develop engineers capable of working on a global stage. Close collaborations between local sites are vital to Bosch's efforts to support auto makers in markets around the world. The program was highly rated for developing the international sensitivity and communication skills of Japanese students within Bosch's global environment and received the award for excellence in the First Students' Choice Internship Award, backed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Bosch Corporation’s executive vice president and director in charge of human resources Noriko Morikawa said, "The Global Internship was created from a desire to provide students with an opportunity to experience the international development operations that Bosch associates are involved in. It is a two-week program providing plenty of exposure to development projects and international interaction on site, and we are delighted that it has received this recognition. Around 70 percent of the students who participated in the 2017 internship program applied for our new graduate recruitment drive. It is wonderful that this internship program can provide not only a place for nurturing students' international sensitivity, but also an opportunity for Bosch and students to gain a deeper mutual understanding."

2018 internship to be held in two countries: Vietnam and Thailand
Over the past two years, the Global Internship program has been held at the Yokohama Research and Development Center and at Bosch's subsidiary in Vietnam. Participants first receive an overview of Bosch at Yokohama and attend a workshop exploring what it means to work in a multicultural environment. Then they travel to Vietnam, where they work on actual development projects with local associates, such as engine software application or analyzing CAN communications. The program is made to be close to actual working so that participants can acquire experience that would help when working. In 2018, the internship program will be held in Thailand as well as Vietnam. At the Thailand subsidiary, participants will experience development operations in the fields of gasoline injector components and various connectors. Furthermore, in Vietnam in addition to a development project, the program plans include a cultural exchange with local associates who are learning Japanese for their work with Japanese auto makers. In 2018, the company will accept applications from a total of around 20 students for the internships in Thailand and Vietnam.

Bosch provides an attractive working environment for young engineers
Bosch's working environment is extremely attractive for young engineers hoping to work on a global stage. Bosch combines a 132-year history since its foundation and specialist automotive industry knowledge and expertise with conditions that the younger generation seeks for. Bosch associates can pursue career opportunities in various business areas in countries around the world. In particular, since Bosch is currently focusing on the fields of software and services, it offers attractive opportunities in the fields of Internet and software. Bosch also promotes work styles that meet the lifestyle and needs of its associates. For example, Bosch is concentrating on activities to enable associates to keep their work-life balance, such as promoting use of systems for flex-time, telecommuting, and childcare and nursing care leave, as well as actively encouraging associates to take paid leave. In 2017, the usage rate of paid leave was 95.4%. With the Global Internship program, Bosch aims to provide an experience of an international environment as well as a corporate culture that emphasizes work-life balance.

Global Internship Application Requirements
Eligible applicantsUniversity science majors (undergraduate and graduate students) living in Japan
Application period May 16 to June 11, 2018
Internship datesAugust 22 to September 11 and November 23 (Report meeting)
Internship locationsYokohama, Vietnam/Thailand
Number of applicantsApprox. 20
Example programEngine software compliance
Analysis of transmission CAN communications
Investigation and testing of automobile parking brake
Passive safety product test environment simulation
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Naomi Funada
Yuka Matsumoto