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2020 RIKEN R-CCS HPC Computational Science Internship Program

The RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) offers an internship program targeting graduate students residing in Japan, which is outlined as follows. (Japanese/日本語)

1. Objective

RIKEN R-CCS HPC Computational Science Internship Program

As a project that fosters researchers dedicated to HPC (High Performance Computer) technology and computational science, this internship program aims to deepen interns’ understanding of R&D in leading-edge computational science and technology by providing them with an opportunity to work in R-CCS research teams.

2. Sponsor

RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)

3. Internship period

Applicants and hosting research teams may set appropriate periods by mutual agreement for a duration of 2 weeks to 1 month between September 1, 2020and March 31, 2021.

4. Internship location

RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)
7-1-26 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047 Japan
Note: Online Internship Available this year. Please refer to the ‘10. Application’ below for details.

5. Qualification

RIKEN R-CCS HPC RIKEN AICS HPC Computational Science Internship Program

Graduate students, etc. in Japan who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Applicants must belong to universities which recognize internships at RIKEN on their module system.
  • Applicants must belong to universities whose head or other authorized person can issue a formal letter of request on behalf of applicants.

6. Number to be admitted

Approximately 20

7. Program details

Details are subject to guidelines of hosting research team.

8. Working hours

Interns must work on every RIKEN working day during internship period.
Daily schedule: 9:00 to 17:20 (Lunch break: 12:00 to 12:50)

9. Application Screening

Screening of application documents will be carried out after the deadline for this call. Results will be announced in late July.

10. Application

Application documents (see list below) must be submitted in advance to r-ccs-internship[at]ml.riken.jp
by Friday, July 24, 2020.
(When emailing, please change the [at] in the email above to @ before sending.)

Application documents:

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.
RIKEN Personal Information Protection Regulations (PDF 230KB)

11. Expenses and allowance

  1. Commuting expenses: Daily actual commuting fares for the number of working days are compensated on a monthly basis up to a maximum of 45,000 yen per month.
  2. Accommodation expenses: If required during your internship, we will provide our arranged accommodation at no cost to you. If you would like to select your own accommodation, actual expenses are compensated up to a maximum of 3,500 yen per day.
  3. Travel expenses: If you join internship from a distant location and need local accommodation, actual travel expenses between intern’s university and location of the hosting research team are compensated for one round trip only.
  4. Internship allowance: 3,000 yen per working day for those who need accommodation; 1,000 yen per working day for those who commute from their own homes (includes online internship). 1,000 yen per working day in the case of online internship without coming to RIKEN

12.Inquiries

Intern hosting desk, General Affairs Section,
RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)
7-1-26 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047 Japan
Email: r-ccs-internship[at]ml.riken.jp
(When emailing, please change the [at] in the email above to @ before sending.)