OIST Research Internship

Deadline: 15 October 2021
Open to: Students with excellent background
Benefits: Fully funded


Students in Bachelor and Master program or recently graduated interested in joining the OIST PhD program may undertake educational activity at OIST as a Research Intern. A research internship at OIST provides students with experience working in a research environment under the direction of OIST faculty.

Research Intern places are awarded twice a year on a competitive basis. Selection is highly competitive, and depends on the suitability of the intended research, academic background, available funding and space. Not all available positions will necessarily be filled.

OIST strives to create and maintain an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment that does not discriminate against gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, race, ethnicity, ancestry, culture, national origin, religion, or marital status. Applications from women and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.


Those eligible to apply for the OIST Research Internship Program include excellent students who are in the final 2 years of the undergraduate or Masters programs in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Japan or overseas, or graduates of such institutions. Currently enrolled students must have approval from their home institution. Academic background of applicants should be appropriate to their desired host unit(s) at OIST.


  • Internship Allowance
    JPY 2,400 per working day (Non-taxable and weekends excluded)
  • Commuting Allowance
    OIST Shuttle Bus Pass
  • Travel Expenses
    One direct round-trip air ticket (travel date will be closest date to the term of placement)
  • Overnight Accommodation
    Furnished apartment on or off campus


For more information please visit the official website.