NIGINTERN Research Internship Program at National Institute of Genetics (NIG) in Japan, 2018


Last updated on April 10th, 2018 at 11:58 am

Applications are now been submitted for the NIGINTERN Research Internship Program at National Institute of Genetics (NIG) in Japan, 2018, eligible persons are invited to apply

Brief Description

National Institute of Genetics (NIG) / Department of Genetics, SOKENDAI is offering NIGINTERN Research Internship Program for 2017 academic year. Applicants must be Prefinal year undergraduates (3rd year of 4-year Bachelor course, 4th year of 5-year Master/ Bachelor dual-degree course) or 1st year students of 2-year master course at the time of application. They should be interested in life sciences. Japanese lessons are also available. Internship application deadline is February 1 to 28, 2017.

Internship Description:

National Institute of Genetics (NIG) / Department of Genetics, SOKENDAI offers a 10 week research internship program for undergraduate 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 participating faculty at NIG. Our program includes training on scientific research, scientific communication and lab visits to discuss with individual faculty. At the end of the program each students will present their experience in the “NIGINTERN Reports Symposium”, and NIG will issue a certificate to those who has successfully completed the program. Interns can also participate in various activities, such as lectures of our graduate program, journal clubs, and seminars by outstanding researchers in and out of NIG. Japanese lessons are also available

Course Level:



Field of Internship:

This internship program is for undergraduate students who wish to gain research experience in genetics and related fields in life sciences.

Internship Provider:

National Institute of Genetics (NIG) / Department of Genetics, SOKENDAI

Internship can be taken in:



Applicants must be prefinal-year undergraduates at the time of application who are interested in life sciences, meaning that students in the 3rd year of a 4-year bachelor program, in the 4th year of a 5-year master/ bachelor dual-degree program or in the 1st year of a 2-year master program are eligible to apply for NIGINTERN 2017. Students who are interested in enrolling in our PhD program at NIG are encouraged to apply.

*Because of a highly competitive selection process, applications from non-prefinal students are not considered.

Internship Open for International Students:

International students are eligible to apply for this internship.

Is this paid internship?

NIG will cover costs of airfare, local transportation between airport and NIG, lodging in the institute’s guesthouse, and travel insurance during the program. Allowance for meals (ca. 1,500JPY/day, subject to change) will also be provided.

How to Apply: 

Students interested in applying for this program should read and understand the conditions and requirements of the program. Access from this link and prepare the following material as PDF files.

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Internship Application Deadline:

Internship application deadline will be communicated shortly, please stay tuned for this information

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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