The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry held a liaison meeting of related ministries and agencies regarding job hunting and recruitment activity schedules, and decided to review the internship rules so that companies can utilize the evaluation of students who participated in the internship for recruitment activities.

 According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the rules of the internship are decided by the agreement of the three ministries of education, labor, and economy, but at the request of the Keidanren and the council organized by the university side, they newly participated in the internship. From 3, we will allow companies to utilize student evaluations for recruitment activities.

 However, there are conditions for utilization, and internships must be conducted for 5 days or more in the short term and 2 weeks or more in the long term, and more than half of the internship must be devoted to work experience in the workplace.The evaluation of participating students can be used for selection from June of the 4th year of university, and companies are required to inform students of the use at the internship recruitment stage and convey information such as aptitude.

 The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and other three ministries believe that this review of the rules will enable companies to hire more efficiently, and that students will be able to consider a suitable workplace based on information from the company.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Basic concept for promoting efforts related to career development support for students, including internships (PDF)
[The Japan Association of National Universities] Revision of the basic concept (agreement between the three ministries) in promoting government internships

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