The OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities through a system of undergraduate and graduate placements as Research Interns. These 2-6 months placements as a research intern give a select few 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. 

Graduate School funded internships are highly competitive and are awarded to applicants who are among the top 25% and in the final 2 years of their academic program, or are recent graduates within the past year before the application deadline. In each application round, additional internships positions are offered directly to our applicants by OIST faculty, particularly for those with highly-developed skills relevant to the group's research.     

Places for Research Interns are awarded twice a year on a competitive basis, with the application period months in advance. For details about the application process and deadlines, please see the section "Apply to Research Internship."

Download Research Internship program brochure. Download OIST Research Internship program flyer.