Top 3 international internships at Carnegie Mellon, University of Tokyo, and National...

Top 3 international internships at Carnegie Mellon, University of Tokyo, and National Institute of Genetics, Japan.


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1. National Institute of Genetics (NIG), Japan Intern Program
Location: Japan
Duration: 10 weeks (May 20 – July 28, 2015 or June 24 – September 1, 2015).
Stipend: 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.
Application Deadline: january 25, 2015

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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 who are interested in life sciences can apply for this NIG internship program.

Their 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.

 2. The Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS), Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pennsylvania, United States.
Duration: 11 weeks that is June 2 – August 15, 2015. Only scholars who are available for the entirety of that time will be considered.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

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Undergraduate students from both US and international institutions are eligible to apply. The program is targeted for undergraduate sophomores (second year) and juniors (third year). But final year students can also apply.

Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) Program is an intensive summer research program for talented undergraduate students. Summer Scholars have the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art research projects, interact with a diverse research team, and to be mentored by leading faculty and technical staff. The program introduces aspiring students to dynamic research resources and methods, RI graduate education programs and research projects.

3. The University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program (UTSIP)
Location: Kashiwa, Japan
Duration: 7 weeks
Research Areas: Information Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, , International Studies, Materials Sciences, Sustainability Sciences, and among others.
Stipend: Scholarship, 110,000 JPY for living expenses in Japan + Air ticket, max. of 50,000 JPY (A maximum of 50,000 JPY will be provided to help cover the costs of a return ticket from your home country to Japan. Airline ticket costs that exceed this amount will have to be covered by the participants themselves.) Accommodation will be provided at student dormitories or lodges affiliated with the University of Tokyo. Accommodation costs will be covered by the University as well. You will be reimbursed after your arrival in Japan.
Application Deadline: February 10, 2015

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Participants must have completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework by the start of the UTSIP program. Final and second year students can apply. Everything will be offered in English.

All participants are assigned to a laboratory in which he/she is interested to work and will conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty member or senior graduate students. Participants also experience Japanese culture and world-leading Japanese technology through weekend events and a field trip.

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