Intern – Systems Engineer

Applications procedure
    Tokyo, Japan
    UTC +9
    Application Open

    The Systems Engineer Internship Program at UNU Campus Computing Centre (C3) aims to engage those who are interested in getting acquainted with and taking an active part in the day-to-day operations of an ICT department of a global university. From hardware troubleshooting to system deployment, and from project planning to end-user helpdesk management, interns will work to further their skills’ development in a range of ICT areas under guidance and supervision.


    The ideal candidate:

    • is majoring or has majored in a computing-related degree, or is currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a computing related field
    • demonstrates a passion for a particular area of systems engineering, be it software end-user support, server administration, software compliance, etc.
    • enjoys interacting directly with end-users
    • takes meticulous notes
    • is familiar with remote communication and collaboration methods
    • is proficient in written and spoken English
    • demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving
    • possesses experience with Windows and Mac operating systems

    Working environment and conditions

    An internship with C3 is a chance to be part of a dynamic, multicultural team. C3 operates with a flat department structure — all staff are accessible and easy to talk to.

    Work assignments

    Systems engineer interns at C3 engage in a number of ongoing projects, which include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

    • ICT strategies
    • exploring viable ways of integrating more open source software into our computing environment and operations
    • Information security and networking
    • patch management
    • mobile device management
    • SIEM solutions
    • infrastructure management automation tools
    • WiFi management and RF surveying
    • SQL reporting
    • operating system deployment
    • helpdesk operations and management
    • VoIP systems
    • multifunction printer operations
    • videoconferencing
    • virtualisation and cloud computing
    • backup strategies and solutions
    • hyperconverged infrastructure
    • composable infrastructure
    • software-defined networking

    Programme features

    A three-month project-based, hands-on internship with:

    • flexible working arrangement and the possibility of extension
    • remote collaboration with team meetings using Internet technologies
    • a project presentation prior to completion of the internship (optional)
    • an end-of-programme evaluation (both the intern’s performance evaluation and a program evaluation by the intern)

    Programme benefits

    The programme provides both tangible and intangible benefits for the interns, which include, but are not limited to:

    • an opportunity to gain valuable international experience and expand your global professional network
    • a great opportunity to learn how technology fits into a United Nations agency
    • a certificate of internship confirming that the scheduled assignment has been undertaken and completed
    • a written recommendation upon successful completion of the internship


    Interns are required to commit 15–20 hours per week for at least three months. To build a mutual bonding, the interns also are required to sign an agreement of rights and responsibilities.


    A small stipend is available to onsite interns.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    C3 offers equal opportunities to all applicants without discrimination of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, etc.

    Applications from those with Japanese ability, suitably qualified women candidates, or candidates from developing countries are encouraged.


  • Interested candidates are requested to submit the required documents (below)(in English and apply online:

    • cover letter (including areas of interest)
    • CV
    • academic record/transcript (can be unofficial)

    We also welcome initiatives and would consider any interesting project proposals put forward by the successful candidate. If you would like to learn more about being an intern, submit your inquiry using the Contact Form.

  • Campus Computing Centre, 7th Floor
    United Nations University
    5-53-70 Jingumae
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    Japan 150-8925

    T: +81 3 5467-1212
    F: +81 3 5467-1336