OIST Research Internship Program In Japan, 2016

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Applications are invited for Research Internship program at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. The short-term placements as a Research Intern give talented students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique for 10 to 12 weeks. Successful applicants will receive a Living Allowance of 2,400 JPY per day whilst at OIST. International students can apply for this internship program.

Field of Internship: The OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities through a system of undergraduate and graduate placements as Research Interns. These short-term placements as a Research Intern give talented students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique.
Course Level: 
Internship
Internship Provider: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Internship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility: Those eligible to include students enrolled in graduate or undergraduate OIST Graduate Schoolprograms in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Japan or overseas or recent graduates of such institutions.  Currently, enrolled students must have approval from their home institution.

Internship Open for International Students: International students can apply for this internship program.

Is this paid internship? Yes, OIST expects that Research Interns are independently funded but provides a small living allowance, commuting support (where necessary), and accommodation either on campus or nearby. Successful applicants will receive a Living Allowance of 2,400 JPY per day whilst at OIST.  Allowances are taxable income under Japanese law, a requirement that unfortunately cannot be waived.

Internship Description: In addition to the OIST Doctoral Program, seminars, and workshops, the OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities through a system of undergraduate and graduate placements as Research Interns. These short-term placements as a Research Intern give talented students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique.  They work under the direction of a Professor at OIST and contribute to the research activities of OIST. Places for Research Interns are awarded four times a year on a competitive basis, with application typically six months in advance.  Those eligible to include students enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Japan or overseas, or recent graduates of such institutions.  Currently, enrolled students must have approval from their home institution.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: The tenure of Research Intern placements is always between 2 and 6 months, typically 10 to 12 weeks. Tenure will not normally be extended.

Notification: The applicant is notified of the receipt of an application, and then of the outcome of their application once a decision has been made.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Internship Application Deadline: The last dates to apply is September 15.

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