AIESEC is a youth-run organization present in more than 100 regions around the world. We engage and develop youth to create a better future for themselves, their communities, and therefore, the world.
AIESEC is a global platform for young people to develop their leadership through international internships and volunteer opportunities.
Since its foundation in Europe in 1948, AIESEC has been striving to achieve "Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential".
Countries and territories
Number of branches
Members (around the world)
Members (in Japan)
We strive to achieve “Peace & Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential.
We develop youth leadership by creating opportunities for cross-cultural understanding and practical experiences in challenging environments.
What we do
01.WHAT WE DO
International Internships and Volunteer Programs
We run international internships and volunteer programs for Japanese university students to intern and volunteer at overseas companies, educational institutions, and NPOs, and vice versa.
We introduce Japanese university students to international internships where they can develop their leadership skills by traveling overseas for 6 weeks or more, engaging in activities that explore local social issues, and experiencing working at a company.
We introduce students worldwide to various companies in Japan and support them in accepting interns from overseas. By providing young people with experiences that challenge them in different cultures and environments, we aim to broaden the career choices of overseas students in Japan and produce future leaders who will be active in the international community.
02.WHAT WE DO
global youth dialogue
“global youth dialogue” is an online event centered on conversations between youth from various countries. Participants from different countries are paired up, and daily topics are set to stimulate conversations, aimed at promoting a deeper understanding of themselves and the world.
We organize events to help participants gain deeper insight into the world and themselves.
03.WHAT WE DO
Global Passion Lab
We are developing a new product that can foster leadership in any environment. It is currently under development in collaboration with AIESEC's headquarters, AIESEC International, AIESEC Japan, and overseas branches.
We design content so that participants can take a step forward in solving social issues through the event.
This area serves as a contact point for collaboration with companies and alumni for the further development of AIESEC, which is composed entirely of students. This department conducts sales for collaboration and is in charge of event planning that involves partners.
This area is in charge of creating an environment in which AIESEC members can enjoy their activities more. Specifically, they plan and design meetings and events that bring all members together.
In order to operate soundly as a non-profit organization, this department manages the money held by the committee and is involved in decision-making when investing for the better development of the organization.
Brand & Customer eXPerience
In order to protect and build AIESEC's brand, this department is responsible for brand penetration within the organization and public relations activities including running social media.
AIESEC was established in 1948 after World War II, where seven youth across seven countries had a dream of building cross-cultural understanding across nations. They hoped to change the world, one person and one internship at a time.
Today, AIESEC has grown into a non-profit organization with more than 30,000 members in over 100 countries and territories.
AIESEC continues to strive to achieve “Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential”.
In sum, AIESEC is a global network of people that simply believe that youth leadership is not an option, but our responsibility.
Here are some interviews of the members of AIESEC in Japan.
Youth × leadership
[Part 1] Leaders from throughout the Asia-Pacific Region Gathered. Interviews with AIESEC International Conference Participants
[Part 2] Leaders from throughout the Asia-Pacific Region Gathered. Interviews with AIESEC International Conference Participants
For a world where even university students can understand each other. Behind the scenes of AIESEC's international exchange events
Dr. Shigeo Kagami
Professor, Department of Technology Management for Innovation,
Graduate School of Engineering The University of Tokyo
CFO, Gojo & Company, Inc.
Representative Director, Zero Waste Japan CSO, Ecommit Corporation
CEO, Stake Technologies, Developer of the “Plasm Network”, a Public Blockchain from Japan.
AIESEC in Japan General Information Session
Submission of Application
In addition to the overall flow in the above, you can also participate in individual consultations as well other opportunities to get to know about AIESEC more. Further details will be provided at the general information session.
The University of Tsukuba Local Committee
Aoyama Gakuin University Local Committee
Meiji University Local Committee
RIKKYO University Local Committee
University of Tokyo Local Committee
Hitotsubashi University Local Committee
Chuo University Local Committee
Keio University Local Committee
Keio SFC Local Committee
WASEDA University Local Committee
Sophia University Local Committee
Nagoya University Local Committee
Nagoya City University Local Committee
Nanzan Local Committee
Kyoto University Local Committee
Doshisha University Local Committee
Osaka University Local Committee
Shiga University Local Committee
Osaka Metropolitan University Local Committee
Kwansei Gakuin University Local Committee
Kobe University Local Committee
Hokkaido Local Committee
Hiroshima Local Committee
Ritsumeikan Asia Pasific University Local Committee
I am worried about my English ability for the activities.
Some activities use a lot of English, but others are conducted in Japanese only. You can adjust through our activities.
What are the hours of your activities?
It depends on the local committee you belong to, the position you hold, and the time of year, so it is difficult to give a general answer. Generally speaking, the activity time tends to be longer during the period when you are involved in the product operation (international internships, global youth dialogue, etc.). We encourage you to ask the senior members of the committee about their activity hours and breakdown!
Is there any interaction with other local committees?
Yes, there is. There are opportunities to get involved at the large AIESEC in Japan meetings that are held several times a year (participation is optional, or a selection may be held). For interactions with overseas committees, it depends on which committee you belong to, so the frequency of interactions varies.
If I join AIESEC, can I participate in an international internship?
Not necessarily. You can participate in an international internship program by meeting the language score and other participation requirements. For details on participation requirements, please ask at the international internship information session!
About International Internship Information Session
At the information session, you will have the opportunity to hear from members who actually traveled abroad for internships this spring. Please feel free to come! We look forward to meeting you.
*Please note that participation in the overseas internship information session is not required to become a member of AIESEC.
*Joining this session does not necessarily mean that you can participate in an overseas internship program. For more information, please attend the orientation!