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 before the start of internship program are not qualified as internship students.
2. Time frame:
Interns accepted for this program will participate in internship activities between mid-December 2013 and March 2014 for a period of 60 to 180 days including traveling days supported by GLO budget.
3. Application procedure:
4. Application deadline:
Application deadline is on October 25th, 2013.
Screening of candidates is conducted by each NII laboratory first, then final selection is made by GLO and NII meeting.
Notification of successful candidates will be made after November 11th, 2013.
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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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