1st call of 2013 “NII International Internship Program”
Guideline for Candidates

This program is a part of NII’s international exchange activities with students from organizations with which 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. 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 a period of 60 to 180 days including Traveling time supported by GLO budget, with the internship commencing during the period from the end of June 2013 to March 2014.

3. Application procedure:

• Candidates 

• Each partner Institution

4. Application deadline:

Application deadline is on May 10, 2013.

5. Selection:

Screening of candidates is conducted by each NII laboratory according to the research topics chosen by candidates.

6. Notification:

Notification to successful candidates will be after May 28, 2013.
NII will contact the person in charge of “NII International Internship Program” in each partner institution.

Important: NII internship students must work on the topic which has been agreed before their arrival and comply with NII work and behavior 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 paid by NII.
The sojourn expenses will be covered during their stay at NII only.
Transportation expenses are in principal not paid.

8. Overseas travel insurance:

NII Internship students will be covered the cost of ordinary medical fees 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 forth.

9. Final evaluation:

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

Mr. Yasuo Matsubara
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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