Our past interns
Univ. of San Diego, Business Analytics, Psychology
Manzanita has an amazing work environment with a very diverse workplace that works together very well to create amazing projects, and where I got to meet and collaborate with various departments. They questions things that are seen as normal and optimizes them to be the best and during my time, I gained a lot of information about a variety of topics such as business and psychology. I also learned more about myself, and what my strengths are and my skills in communication, critical thinking and researching has increased.
Temple Univ., Psychology
I was seeking an opportunity to apply what I have learned in college into something practical and learn further about real-world marketing. If you have strong interests in either psychology or data science, Manzanita would be the best place to work.
During the three months at Manzanita, I worked with friendly and enthusiastic people to keep making our marketing models better than yesterday. My main task in the PsyCom team was to find psychological scales and develop the way they fit into the existing consumer-analysis models or other ongoing projects. What I found the great aspect of Manzanita was that interns’ ideas and contributions are actually reflected in its projects, which gave me confidence as a member of Manzanita.
DePaul Univ., Computational Neuroscience
Being an intern at Manzanita was one of the best parts of my time in Japan. I met so many talented, kind, and hardworking people that helped and advised me. I learned a lot about myself as a person and designer and am extremely grateful for the experiences and design skills I have gained here.
KEDGE Business School, Business
If I have to remember only one point that characterizes Manzanita, it would be the mutual help and one-team mindset! I had the chance to join the team to learn more about digital marketing but in the end, other team members were kind enough to train me in marketing psychology and web coding as well. I even had the chance to work on creating a survey in the form of an interactive game, which was really interesting! Chris knew perfectly how to use my creativity and my knowledge in video editing and design in a smart way for the company. I didn't see the time pass during my internship, it was a wonderful experience.
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Strategic Communications (Public Relations)
My goal while looking for internships was to get real- world experience in Japan's marketing/advertising industry, and Manzanita was the perfect place for me to gain that experience. I worked closely with professionals and learned about the complexities of the industry. During my internship, I had the opportunity to create social media plans for the company and the CEO, work on pitch decks for potential clients, and create wireframes for their websites. The diverse company culture and friendly environment stood out to me the most and made my three months there unforgettable. I am excited to take what I learned at Manzanita and put it toward my future career!
Temple Univ., Communications Studies
My internship experience at Manzanita was a valuable experience. The members of Manzanita are very friendly and talented people. Each member has strengths in skills such as engineering and psychology. If you take an internship here, you will be inspired by the environment where smart people work together. I was able to learn not only about work, but also about trying to communicate with the members. In the future, I want to be the person who can build a partnership with the Manzanita company, I encourage you to do an internship at Manzanita!
Temple Univ., Psychology
I wanted an internship where my three years in Psychology classes could be of use, particularly in a business setting and I was definitely able to find that at Manzanita.
During my internship, not only was I working on PsyCom tasks, but I was also involved in some Marketing tasks such as social media content creation and design. I was able to learn about the Marketing side of the company, which I also ended up really enjoying as well.
UPenn, Philosophy, Politics, & Economics
During my 10 weeks at Manzanita, I worked directly with the CEO on a host of initiatives including compiling literature reviews for the firm's algorithm and spearheading the creation of the social media marketing strategy of the company.
My favorite part of being part of the Manzanita team was that my colleagues entrusted me to make a difference at the firm and regarded me as a valuable member of the team from my first week.
Bocconi Univ., Master of Science, Economic and Social Sciences
The challenge was getting out of the academic world and into an office environment. I was afraid doing this in Japan would have been harder for me, due to the cultural differences. But Manzanita is so international that this turned out to not be an issue at all!
The culture at Manzanita was really free and flexible. Despite some natural hierarchies existing, I always felt comfortable and encouraged to talk with everyone. This is something that I imagine to be rare and I'm really grateful and lucky to have been able to experience it.
Questrom School of Business, Boston Univ., Business Administration, Marketing
Being fresh out of Univ. with a marketing degree was jarring because their unique methodology felt like it went against everything I had studied, but ultimately I aligned with a lot of the team's approach and continue to challenge fellow marketers and decision makers.
Manzanita's start-up atmosphere allowed interns to really contribute and learn. The small team also meant that we got the chance to really know each other and build good rapport. Everyone has a great sense of humor and is very welcoming. I am happy today to still be talking to a lot of the team and genuinely consider them friends.
UPenn, Bachelor of Science - Neuroscience
I was extremely privileged to spend my internship working alongside the CEO. I was also impressed by the culture of constant learning that Manzanita fosters with its morning meetings, where their diverse team members would share their wisdom with one another.
Honing the pitch decks for clients took numerous iterations and remained a work in progress when I wrapped up the internship. It was a learning opportunity as I was able to understand the demanding trial and error process necessary to craft a story that resonates with clients.
Univ. of Edinburgh, Master of Science - MS, Marketing
I do not think I've experienced any difficulties at Manzanita, I was always listened to and provided with all the assistance required. Manzanita supported me along the whole internship journey, even when it came to the search for accommodation in Tokyo or the choice of Uni for my MSc's degree.
What stood out the most is definitely the culture of respect that dominates all the relationships within the company.
Univ. of Tokyo, System Engineering
As a Japanese freshman, a one-year internship in Manzanita was an eye-opening experience as if working in another country. With big support from the team, I improved my business and language skills at the same time. After six months, I got used to the environment and tried to develop new methods of analysis. Sometimes those ideas were adopted, and it made me confident. I strongly recommend being an intern at Manzanita as an initial business career!
Waseda Univ., Digital Economy Management and Law
I started from zero in Marketing and I learned a lot about the current state of marketing in Japan (in companies and agencies) with this internship. It has also helped me to understand the relevancy of Psychometrics for modern businesses. On a personal point of view, the most valuable element was to learn how to present my ideas orally, but also through high quality keynote presentations.
It was not only a good entry point for my career in Marketing in Japan, but it also gave me a lot of knowledge and perspectives on business in general. I am still using what I learned at Manzanita in my current job, and it made a difference on my CV and during interviews before finding this position.