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RIKEN Center for Computational Science(R-CCS) offers an internship program targeting graduate students (Ph.D program) affiliated with overseas universities or institutions. The internship program is a project fostering researchers dedicated to HPC (High Performance Computer) technology and computational science with the aim to orient interns to R&D in leading-edge computational science by providing them with an opportunity to work in R-CCS research teams for a better understanding of computational science technology.

Supervising at the International Internship

Date Up to 90 days between April 2024 and March 21, 2025
City Kobe or Tokyo (High Performance Artificial Intelligence Systems Research Team only)

Host research team’s laboratory or common use space at R-CCS in Kobe or Tokyo (High Performance Artificial Intelligence Systems Research Team only)


RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)


Applicants must belong to a university whose head or representative can issue a formal letter of request on behalf of applicants (Ph.D. program). PhD-level students with fundamental knowledge in the field of computational science and with a specific research focus are desirable.

Internship Details
Internship period Applicants and hosting research teams may set appropriate periods by mutual agreement for the internship duration, up to 90 days between April 2024 and March 21, 2025.
*Note that for those from overseas, a period of 4 months is currently required for acceptance procedures from the time of selection to the start of internship. A substantial amount of time is required especially for procedures for approval of "Fugaku" use and immigration formalities.
Admission numbers Term 1: Internship period mid-April - June 2024, up to 10 students.
Term 2: Internship period late July 2024 - March 21, 2025, up to 20 students.
Approximately 30 students will be accepted in total. However, the number of participants may vary depending on the situation.
Program details Details are subject to guidelines determined by the hosting research team.
Working hours Interns must work on every RIKEN working day during the internship period.
Daily schedule: 9:00 to 17:20 (Lunch break: 12:00 to 12:50)
Screening Document screening will be carried out after the deadline for this call.
Application procedures and deadline Please upload the following documents from the International Internship FY2024 application pageThe webpage will open in a new tab..
For Term 1 (mid-April - June 2024), upload by Monday, December 11, noon (Japan Standard Time).
For Term 2 (Late July 2024 - March 2025), upload by Thursday, February 29, noon (Japan Standard Time)
Please take into consideration the length of time required to complete the acceptance process. It currently takes about 4 months from the time of selection to the start of the internship (for approval of "Fugaku" use and immigration procedures).
  • -C.V. (RIKEN format (Excel file : 53KB))The webpage will open in a new tab.
  • -Reason(s) for your application (Free format)
    (Please specify your preferred research field or the name of the research team/unit on the list (PDF file: 446KB)The webpage will open in a new tab. you wish to join, as well as internship period preference.)
  • -Research achievement (Free format)

  • Note: Handling of personal information
    Personal information will only be used for notices from RIKEN regarding changes in the schedule, reference materials, and the collecting data for the internship. No personal information will be handled or used in any way that would identify the individual concerned.
    Personal Information Protection Regulations (PDF file: 396KB)The webpage will open in a new tab.
    Expenses and allowance Compensation given to interns based on the RIKEN Intern Regulations

    Travel expenses
    Compensation will be provided for actual cost of travel between the intern’s university and the location of the hosting research team for one round trip only.

    Commuting expenses
    Compensation will be provided for actual cost of daily commuting fares between the intern’s lodging and R-CCS for the number of working days on a monthly basis up to a maximum of 45,000 yen per month.

    Lodging expenses
    R-CCS will provide accommodation (furnished apartment for single use) for the interns. If you use other accommodations, compensation will be provided for actual lodging expenses from the day before the start date to the final day of the internship, up to a maximum of 3,500 yen per day.

    Internship allowance
    3,000 yen per day (in attendance)
    Note: Internship allowance is exempt from tax and is equivalent to accommodation expenses.
  • -Do not plan any academic or private affairs during the internship. Make sure to engage yourself fully in the internship during the term. If you have high priority academic or private affairs, plan to start your internship after them or finish it before them. Do not let academic or private affairs interfere with the internship.

  • -Do not invite your family or friends during the internship period for any activities such as sightseeing.

  • -In principle, arrive the day before and depart the day after the internship period.

  • -In principle, interns come to Japan from the country where their university is located and return to the same country. However, if there is a possibility that you may not be able to return to the country of your university due to visa (status of residence) renewal or other reasons, you may not be able to participate in the internship program. Please try to avoid overlapping the period of your visa renewal and the internship program.

  • -No cancellations due to personal reasons will be accepted, and any airfare or other cancellation fees incurred will be borne by the applicant.
  • Inquiries

    R-CCS Intern hosting desk
    7-1-26 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047 Japan

    • mail addressr-ccs-internship[at]
    • *Please change [at] to @ when sending email

    (Nov 1, 2023)