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R-IH Summer Program Internship 2024 (Wako)

Data Knowledge Organization Unit, RIKEN offers an internship program targeting undergraduate/graduate students for summer 2024.
The Summer Program at RIKEN Information R&D and Strategy Headquarters(R-IH) is designed to encourage young researchers to pursue future research and development in the field of information science, and provides opportunities for domestic and foreign university and graduate school students to conduct research and development activities in the laboratories of the R-IH under the supervision of a laboratory leader.

Internship period
  • Long Stay Program (Type A): July 19 (Fri)- Sep. 20 (Fri), 2024
  • Short Stay Program (Type B): Aug.21 (Wed) - Sep.20 (Fri), 2024

Both Type A&B students will be requested to present your achievement on Sep.13(Fri).

Working hours Interns must work on every RIKEN workday during internship period.
Daily working hours: 9:00-17:20(Break: 12:00-12:50)
Internship Location R-IH Data Knowledge Organization Unit
RIKEN Wako-Campus (2-1, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama)
Organizer RIKEN Information R&D and Strategy Headquarters
Data Knowledge Organization Unit (where the internship is held)
Eligibility Undergraduate / Graduate Students (both in Japan and overseas) can apply on the condition that they meet all the requirements below.
  • Applicants must belong to universities whose head or the delegated person can issue a formal letter of request and agreement on behalf of applicants.
Language English / Japanese
Application Deadlines
  • Type A Deadline: March 15 (Mon) 15:00 (JST), 2024
  • Type B Deadline: April 4 (Thu) 15:00 (JST), 2024
Application screening Screening process will be carried out after the deadline. your application documents will be screened, and the shortlisted applicants will be contacted for web interview. The selection results will be announced around:
  • Type A: Late March, 2024
  • Type B: Late April, 2024
Application details Please send three application documents to the contact address.
  • (1)Curriculum vitae [Designated format]
  • (2)Statement of reasons for your application [Free format]
    • Indicate your desired research theme and desired period of study (Type A or B).
    • Details such as the content of the guidance shall be decided after consultation with the applicant.
  • (3)Statement of Research Achievements [Free format]

Note on the use of personal information:
The submitted documents are strictly controlled based on RIKEN Personal Information Protection Regulations and used only for the purpose of screening. Any private information in applications is not disclosed to third parties, either intentionally or through negligence. Application documents will not be returned.

Expenses covered The expenses below will be covered in accordance with RIKEN travel policy.
  • One round-trip airfare or bullet train (Shinkansen) fare depending on the distance.
  • Accommodation fee: JPY11,100 per day and JPY2,400 as daily allowance
  • *If you use RIKEN's on-campus housing, you will be reimbursed for the actual cost of lodging as the Accommodation fee.


  • 1. All students excluding RIKEN's on-campus housing users will receive JPY393,900 for the first month (calculated based on 29nights 30 days full coverage) and for the 2nd month, Type A students will receive 90% of the full amount (JPY354,510), and after 60days the amount will be 80 % in accordance with RIKEN travel policy.
  • 2.The reimbursement will be carried out at the timing of after the first month (for Type A&B) and one more time after the second month for Type A. For overseas bank the reimbursement process may take certain time. Please be ready to temporarily support your daily expenses until the reimbursement will be carried out.
  • 3.Those who belong to universities within 50 kilometers in distance from RIKEN will receive commuting expenses only.
  • 4.Accommodation will be basically booked by the students and the transportation fee between the accommodation and the RIKEN office must be covered from the daily allowances RIKEN will reimburse.
  • 5.Reimbursement will be made after the required documents are submitted. If you fail to abide by RIKEN travel policy, the full amount may not be reimbursed.
Inquiries Email: norio.kobayashi [at] riken.jp