1st call of 2014 “NII International Internship Program”
Guideline for Candidates

This program is a part of NII’s international exchange activities with students from institutions with which NII has concluded an MOU agreement. It is aimed at giving interns the opportunity to engage in research activities as well as receiving guidance in their research from professors at NII.
This incentive program is an opportunity for professional and personal development.

1. Target candidates:

Master's and/or Ph. D. students who are enrolled in the partner institutions that have signed MOU agreements with NII.

Note: Those who have obtained the Doctor of Philosophy degree are not qualified as intern students.

2. Application procedure:

• Candidates 

• CV should be contained in the application form.
• We strongly recommend candidates to make a contact with NII supervisors whom they would like to conduct research topics. (e-mail correspondence etc.)
No direct application from candidates is accepted.
• Each partner Institution

3. Application deadline:

Application deadline is on May 9th, 2014.

4. Selection:

Screening of candidates is conducted by each NII laboratory first, then final selection is made by GLO and NII meeting.

5. Notification:

Notification of successful candidates will be made after middle of June, 2014.
NII will notify the contact person of each partner institution.

Important: NII internship students must work on the topic which has been agreed before their arrival and comply with that work and follow regulations. In case of non-respect of the conditions, NII will take an appropriate action including termination of their internship.

6. Sojourn expenses:

5,700 JPY per day as sojourn expenses (171,000 JPY/per month) will be covered by NII while intern students are staying at NII. Transportation expenses are in principal not paid.

7. Overseas travel insurance:

The cost of medical treatment for NII internship students will be covered except certain conditions and injuries (e.g., pre-existing/chronic conditions, dental care and vaccination).
We recommend that interns make provisions for other types of insurance before arriving in Japan. Examples include travel insurance to cover the cost of flight cancellations, lost baggage, and so on.

Important: On and after July 9, 2012, the alien registration system was abolished and foreigners also join the candidate for application of the Law of the Basic Resident Registers.
And the foreigner who resides exceeding three months comes to have national health insurance joined.
If applicable intern students MUST pay the fee of national health insurance to the local government of their residence. It can be paid out of their sojourn expenses paid by NII or their own money. The fee would be around 1000 yen per month. The procedures should be confirmed at the municipal office.

8. Final evaluation:

After the completion of the internship period and submission of a report to NII, NII will issue a certificate of completion to each internship student.

9. Time frame:

Interns accepted for this program must arrive before middle of March 2015 and the starting of the period as to be discussed with NII supervisors. Their internship activities should be for a period of 60 to 180 days including traveling days.

Mr. Toyomi Takekawa
Director of Planning Division
National Institute of Informatics, Japan
E-mail: nii-internship[at]nii.ac.jp
Phone: +81-(0)3-4212-2165

Prof.Henri Angelino
Visiting Professor
Acting Director GLO
E-mail: angelino[at]nii.ac.jp

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