Sunday, December 6, 2020

[Bachelor and Master Student] NIG Summer Internship (NIGINTERN) 2021, Japan (Fully Funded)

National Institute of Genetics (NIG)/ Department of Genetics, SOKENDAI offers a research internship program for undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to gain research experience in genetics and related fields in life sciences. Intern students will conduct independent research under the mentorship of a host investigator at NIG.

Our program includes training on scientific research, scientific communication, and lab visits to discuss with individual principal investigators. At the end of the program, participants will give a presentation on their experience as the “NIGINTERN Reports Symposium”. NIG will issue a certificate to those who have successfully completed the program. Interns can also participate in various activities such as graduate program lectures, journal clubs, and seminars by outstanding researchers from inside and outside of NIG. Japanese language classes are also available.

    • NIG will cover costs of airfare, local transportation fares between airport in Japan and NIG, lodging in the institute's guesthouse, and travel insurance during the program. Allowance for meals (ca. 1,500JPY/day, subject to change) will also be provided. 
    • Conditions and Requirements
        • Applicants must be interested in life sciences and be in the prefinal-year at the time of application, i.e. in the 3rd year of a 4-year bachelor program, in the 2nd year of a 3-year bachelor program, in the 4th year of a 5-year program, in the 1st year of a 2-year master program, or in the 5th year of a 6-year program. Students who are interested in enrolling in our PhD program at NIG are encouraged to apply.
        • * Because of a highly competitive selection process, applications from non-prefinal students and prefinal students of a PhD course are not considered.
          Required Document:
          After the registration, you will receive an e-mail with your password. Use the password and log into our online application page. Applicants are requested to enter “Letter of Motivation/Self advertisement” and upload the following materials through the online application form.
          • Letter of Motivation / Self advertisement
            Within 500 English words◇ Curriculum Vitae In English. Includes education record starting from high school. Be sure to indicate your current academic year.
          • Scanned Academic Transcript
            Submit a latest undergraduate or postgraduate transcript that you can obtain. Please scan it and then upload. In case your Academic Transcript is prepared in languages other than English, attach an English or a Japanese translation to each document. Please combine them into a single file when you upload multiple documents by online application system.
          • Two recommendation letters of your teachers
            Must be entered by your recommenders through the recommender page of the online application system.
          • All the required materials including recommendation letters must be submitted through the online system. Materials submitted by E-mail will not be accepted.  

          How to Apply:
          We accept applications only through the online application system. Please read “Application guideline” below carefully and follow the instructions.
          • Application guideline and Online Application
          • * The online application system opens on November 26 and closes at noon on January 7, 2021 (Japan standard time, JST)
          • * Students interested in applying for this program must read, understand and agree to the conditions and requirements of the program.
          • * Due to the overwhelming number of applications, we do not reply to individual queries regarding this website, the selection status, and the results.
          07 January 2021