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The positions are available in Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai office.

KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES (Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai) and KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES Europe (Paris) invite students and young architects to apply for an internship. You will be working as a part of the design team on the different scale levels within various projects. The position is a full time, for the period of 1 month up to 3 months.
It is necessary to mention your dates of availability in the letter, as well as your age, gender, nationality / citizenship and available languages (with level) in the CV. We regret that we cannot arrange the visas for interns in either the Tokyo office or the Paris office. Please obtain these visas by yourself.
The application system between Tokyo office and Paris office are separated. Please directly apply the specific office you would like to work for.
Only applications with printed hard copy/PDF portfolio will be considered. (We do not check online portfolio links, CD-Rs and DVDs)


  • You must be at least BA degree holder with architectural university study (master course students, MA degree holders or applicants with professional experiences are preferred)
  • Strong design talent
  • Excellent skills in modeling, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Rhinoceros, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, please describe the each level (advanced, average, low, etc)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in written and spoken French (at Paris office)
  • Laptop PC, architectural software installed, Windows preferable
  • Physical strength and mental strength with high motivation

Further qualifications:

  • Knowledge of additional languages – especially Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese – are highly recommended (at Tokyo office)
  • Proactive, self-disciplined and confident in a complex environment
  • Hard worker and team player minded
  • Accurate, punctual, hands-on, and organized

Please send your application letter along with your CV and hard copy portfolio to:

To Apply to Tokyo:

Kengo Kuma & Associates
HR Department
2-24-8 Minamiaoyama Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0062 Japan

To Apply to China (Beijing, Shanghai):

Kengo Kuma & Associates, Beijing Office
HR Department
Sanlitun Soho, Building 1A-909
Gongti North Road, Chaoyang district, Beijing, China *100027

To Apply to Paris:

Kuma & Associates Europe
HR Department
16 rue Martel 75010 Paris France

Or visit our online application system.

RECRUIT (China – Beijing, Shanghai)


We prefer hardcopy portfolio than digital ones. However we would not return the application documents to the applicants.
We do not have the position for interior / product / graphic designers or students.
We are replying only who passed the documentary screening.
The contact person must be the applicant himself / herself.
Since we cannot answer your inquiries about recruitment, please do not call, mail or visit the offices directly.