Top 5 International Internships at Michigan State University, CalTech, Asian Development Bank...

Top 5 International Internships at Michigan State University, CalTech, Asian Development Bank and more.


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1. inGEAR (Internship in Global Engineering & Advanced Research) Program – Michigan State University:
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, (United States)
Duration: 10-weeks, starting May 23, 2016.
Stipend: Students will receive on-campus housing and three meals per day. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student, including travel.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

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As part of internship, students will work full-time on a substantive, faculty-guided research project and participate in professional development activities, including attending weekly seminars and completing periodic writing assignments.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in an Engineering discipline, including Computer Science, at an institution outside the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year bachelors degree program, or in a combined bachelors+masters program. (Applicants from 3-year undergraduate programs are NOT eligible unless they are pursuing a bachelors+masters program, such as a BS+MS or BTech+MTech.)
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale, or at least 7.0 on a 10.0 scale.
  • Applicants must plan to pursue a PhD or MS+PhD in the United States beginning in Fall 2017 and must plan to complete their undergraduate degree by August 1, 2017.
2. Summer Research Fellowship Program, California Institute of Technology (CalTech-SURF) 
Location: Pasadena, California (United States)
Duration: Around 10 weeks. Starting on is June 14. You can choose at alternate starting date for your SURF by getting in touch with their SFP(Student-Faculty Programs)office. All students must join by July 1.
Stipend: Fellows receive a $6,000 award for the ten-week period. Housing is available for non-Caltech students working on campus, however, the cost of housing is not part of the SURF award. Students must pay for housing themselves.
Application Deadline: February 22, 2016
To be eligible for Caltech-SURF, you must:
– Be a continuing undergraduate student.
– Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0.
– Complete the second semester or third quarter at your college or university.
– International students are eligible to participate in SURF on the Caltech campus.And Caltech SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships) program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech. You will be required to pick the project you want to work on, and contact the mentor responsible for the project. You can check the list of projects here. This list is updated frequently, so make sure you check back regularly to keep a track of the latest projects.
3. Summer Research Internship Programme – Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute(MBARI)Location: USA
Duration: 10 weeks. From June 6th, 2015 – August 12th, 2015.

– Open to undergraduate and graduate students (including recent graduates) and educators.

The focus of the MBARI internship is on the intern’s professional development—learning research techniques and improving communication and collaboration skills. Each intern will have an MBARI mentor who will supervise a specific project. Interns will also serve as peer-mentors to other interns.

Summer interns are selected following a rigorous application procedure and merit review. They are from around the world and represent a variety of different backgrounds, experience, and education. They all share a common desire to learn more about the marine environment and to work with the scientists and engineers at MBARI.

Applications must include a cover letter (stating your specific research interests, complete contact information, relevant coursework and grades received, and the project that you are interested in applying for), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. In addition, you must complete the online supplemental information form.

.4. Research Internship (Science) –  Okinawa Institute Of Science And Technology (OIST), Japan
Location: Japan
Duration: The tenure of Research Intern placements is always between 2 and 6 months, typically 10 to 12 weeks. Tenure will not normally be extended.

  1. Research Intern Allowances:
    OIST expects that Research Interns are independently funded but provides a small living allowance, commuting support (where necessary), and accommodation either on campus or nearby.   Successful applicants will receive a Living Allowance of 2,400 JPY per day whilst at OIST.  Allowances are taxable income under Japanese law, a requirement that unfortunately cannot be waived.
  2. Travel Expenses:
    OIST will pay for one direct roundtrip travel for Research Interns between the home university or institution and the research unit or other facility where the internship will take place (usually Okinawa).  The travel dates must be as close as possible to the term of the placement.
  3. Other Support:
    The Student Support Section of the Graduate School will provide support for Research Interns at OIST with matters such as housing, visa acquisition, insurance procedures, and local registration.  OIST regrets that support for dependents, family members, and persons other than the student is not available.

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Places for Research Interns are awarded four times a year on a competitive basis, with application typically six months in advance. Those eligible to apply include students enrolled at graduate or undergraduate programs in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Japan or overseas, or recent graduates of such institutions. Currently enrolled students must have approval from their home institution.

5. Asian Development Bank Internship Program, Asian Development Bank
Location: Manila, Philippines
Duration: Varies (a minimum of eight (8) weeks (56 days) and a maximum of 26 weeks or six (6) months for one internship assignment.)
Stipend: Stipend is provided to all interns according to the location of internships up to 56 calendar days. Interns may choose to work beyond 56 calendar days in agreement with the designated supervisors, but without stipend.

However the interns are to shoulder accommodation and transportation; part of the airfare and food expense. Interns are provided with an I-Pay card; these are pre-loaded cards with a limited monetary value to cover food expenses at the ADB Cafeteria Dining Facility for Manila-based internships. Interns assigned to Field Offices are provided with cash food allowance.

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Application period for the 2016 Internship Program:

  • 1st batch: 1 January – 28 February 2016
    • On board: June 2016 onwards
  • 2nd batch: 1 August – 30 September 2016
    • On board: December 2016 onwards

The applicants must be- be enrolled in a Master’s- or PhD-level program at a school in one of the ADB member nations (India is a member), both prior to and after the internship assignment; be engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB’s work.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established to facilitate economic development of countries in Asia. And this ADB internship is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on ADB’s current operational needs.

The internship program offers the opportunity to:

  • work in a major international development organization;
  • work collaboratively with experienced professionals from over 50 different countries;
  • gain a deeper understanding of development finance and the impact of the work ADB does; and
  • contribute to ADB’s business through research outputs.

Internship candidates must:

  • be enrolled in a Master’s- or PhD-level program at a school in one of the ADB member nations, both prior to and after the internship assignment;
  • be engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB’s work;
  • be a national of one of ADB’s members;
  • possess an excellent command of English; and
  • have professional experience relevant to the assignment.




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