The OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities through our Research Intern program. The duration of the internship is typically from 2 to 6 months. These short-term placements give students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique. Interns will work under the direction of a Professor and contribute to the research activities of OIST.

Internships may begin and end at any time during the year, with two application periods. For details about the application process and deadlines, please see the section "Apply to Research Internship."

Support

OIST will provide the following support for successful applicants.

Internship Allowance

  • JPY 2,400 per working day (taxable and weekends excluded)  

Commuting Allowance

  • OIST Shuttle Bus Pass

Travel Expenses

  • One direct round-trip air ticket (travel date will be closest date to the term of placement)

Overnight Accommodation

  • Furnished apartment on or off campus

Other Support

OIST will also assist in visa acquisition, insurance procedures, and local registration. This will only be provided for the student. Therefore, this does not pertain to the dependents and family members of the student.

Regulations

Applicants who intend to import biological or hazardous material for their research are urged to insure that such import is in compliance with all regulations of their home country, any country of transit, and of Japan, and to complete all necessary paperwork for importation well ahead of time.

Detailed regulations pertaining to matters of payment, intellectual property rights, attendance, health and safety, and other matters have been drawn up and will be made available to successful applicants.

Download OIST Research Internship program flyer.

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