1st call of 2011 NII International Internship Program Guidelines for Applicants (Updated on May.23, 2011)


This program is a part of the NII’s international exchange activities with students from organizations with which the NII has concluded an MOU agreement. It is aimed to give interns the opportunity to engage in research activities as well as receive 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. degree 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 for a period of 30days to 180 days included your traveling, with the start during the period from September 2011 to March 2012.(It is possible to start before September 2011. Your cooperation in saving electricity would be highly appreciated.)

3. Application:

  • Candidates 
      -Fill out the NII International Internship Program application form and submit it to your supervisor.
      -Choose up to three topics out of the list of research topics.
      -No direct application from candidates is accepted.
 • Each partner Institution

      -Collect application forms from candidates and after making its selection, send them to NII via e-mail
      -Each partner institution can send a maximum of three applications.
   -The partner institution is responsible for the qualification and the curriculum planning of the student.

  Important : While at NII the intern must work on the topic that has been agreed before his/her arrival. Moreover the intern must comply with NII work and behavior regulations. In case of non respect of that conditions NII reserve the right to take appropriate action including to end the internship.

4. Sojourn expenses:
     Interns will receive 5,700 yen per day as sojourn expenses (171,000 yen /30 days.) which is sufficient to live in Tokyo. Moreover overseas travel accident insurance is covered by NII.

      Transportation expenses are in principal not paid.

5. Selection:
      Screening of applicants is conducted by each NII laboratory according to the research topics selected by an applicant. 

6. Application deadline:
      Application deadline is May 12, 2011.

7. Notification:
      Notification to successful applicants after June 16, 2011.

8. Final evaluation:
      After completion of the internship period and submission of a report to NII, NII will issue a certificate to the intern.



Matsubara Yasuo                                                        Henri Angelino
  Director of Planning and                  
Visiting Professor
Promotion Strategy Department                      
  National Institute of Informatics, Japan                      Acting Director GLO 
  E-mail: kokusai@nii.ac.jp                                       E-mail: angelino@nii.ac.jp

Phone: +81-(0)3-4212-2165