NIG Summer Internship 2021
  • Fully Funded Scholarship
  • Short-term Program
  • Japan
  • 07 Jan 2021

NIG Summer Internship 2021



National Institute of Genetics (NIG)/Department of Genetics, SOKEDAI offers a research internship program for undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to gain research experience in genetics and related fields in life sciences. Intern students will conduct independent research under the mentorship of a host investigator at NIG.

The program includes training on scientific research, scientific communication, and lab visits to discuss with individual principal investigators. At the end of the program, participants will give a presentation on their experience at the “NIGINTERN Reports Symposium”. NIG will issue a certificate to those who have successfully completed the program. Interns can also participate in various activities such as graduate program lectures, journal clubs, and seminars by outstanding researchers from inside and outside of NIG. Japanese language classes are also available.


The internship will award as follows:

  • Round Airfare Travel Tickets Costs will be Covered.
  • Local Transportation Fares between the airport in Japan and NIG.
  • Free Lodging/Accommodation in the Institute’s Guesthouse.
  • Travel Insurance during the program.
  • Allowance for Meals (1,500JPY/day, subject to change) will also be provided.


The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The NIG Internship is an international internship & students from any Nationality are eligible to Apply.
  • Both Undergraduates & Post Graduates students are eligible.
  • Applicants are eligible who are in the 3rd Year of a 4-Year Bachelor Program, in the 2nd year of a 3-year bachelor program, in the 4th year of a 5-year program, in the 1st year of a 2-year Master program, or in the 5th year of a 6-year program.

 How to Apply 

For applying for the internship, candidates need to follow the guideline below: 

Application guideline and Online Application

  • The online application system opens on November 26 and closes at noon on January 7, 2021 (Japan standard time, JST)
  • Students interested in applying for this program must read, understand, and agree to the conditions and requirements of the program.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of applications, we do not reply to individual queries regarding this website, the selection status, and the results.

Interested candidates can apply through this link.

For more information, please visit here


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