Long term Internship


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NAIST’s Division of Biological Science holds long term Internship in spring (February and March) and summer (August and September).

The long term Internship is intended for second- and third-year undergraduates, fifth-year regular course college-of-technology students, and first-year students in the advanced course of a college of technology. The internships last for two weeks to one month, allowing the participants to thoroughly experience the cutting-edge research being conducted in the division.

Applicants submit a composition, which is used to determine the success of their application.

Event overview

Those eligible Second- and third-year undergraduates, fifth-year college-of-technology students, and first-year students in the advanced course of a college of technology, who hope to go on to NAIST’s doctoral course.
Period August 26 to September 27, 2019. During this period, participants stay for between 2 weeks to 1 month.
This information is for the August 26 - September 27 event.
Application, selection Send an email that includes the information listed in the application instructions as well as your composition. The composition will be used to determine the success of your application.
Application deadline Applications have now closed.

Accommodation Accommodation is provided (Guesthouse Sentan) for a limited number of participants.
Participants are responsible for their own transport and meal costs.

Application instructions

To apply, send an email to with your composition and the information listed below. We will examine your composition to determine the success of your application. You will be informed of the outcome by early August 2019.

  1. Information about your educational institution (name, department, academic year)
  2. Date of birth
  3. Contact email address
  4. Contact telephone number
  5. Address
  6. Do you require accommodation? Please indicate one of the following: I need you to provide me with accommodation/I would ideally like you to provide me accommodation/I do not need accommodation/I am happy either way.
  7. Which laboratories are you interested in? Please indicate up to three in order of preference.
  8. How long would you do the internship?
  9. Composition—Choose an area of science you are interested in and describe the following in relation to this area:
    1. Describe the key discoveries that made this area of science become what it is today.
    2. Citing scientific evidence, explain why you consider this area of science to be so important.
    3. Citing scientific evidence, describe how you see this area of science developing over the next ten years.
    Please keep the composition within two A4 pages.

Save your composition as a PDF or Word file(please use your name as the filename)and attach the file to the email that you send. Your composition will be judged based on scientific literacy, originality, and logical argumentation.

Participating laboratories



Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Division of Biological Science
8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, NARA 630-0192 JAPAN
TEL: +81-743-72-5582