National Institute of Genetics (NIG), Japan Intern Program

National Institute of Genetics, JapanThe National Institute of Genetics is a Japanese institution founded in 1949. It hosts the DNA Data Bank of Japan.

And National Institute of Genetics (NIG)/Department of Genetics, SOKENDAI offers a 6 week research internship program called NIGINTERN for 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.

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.

Who can apply: 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.

Location: National Institute of Genetics, Japan.

Duration: 4 weeks (June 26 – August 4, 2017).

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. 1,500 JPY/day, subject to change) will also be provided.

For more details, visit National Institute of Genetics (NIG), Japan Intern Program’s page.

The last date to apply this year is February 28, 2017.

You can check the students who were selected in 2016 here.

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