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The RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) offers an internship program targeting graduate students or technical college students “KOSEN” (above 4th year) residing in Japan, which is outlined as follows.

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/units.

Details
Date Applicants and hosting research teams/units may set appropriate periods by mutual agreement for a duration of 2 weeks to 1 month between July 25, 2024 and March 21, 2025.
Note: Upon prior consultation with the host team/unit, the internship may be extended for another 2 months at most.
City Kobe, Tokyo (for only Wahib team )
Organizer

RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)

Sponsorship
Eligibility

Graduate students ( Host: Research team, each division), technical college students “KOSEN” ( above 4th year) ( Host: Operations and Computer Technologies Division) who reside in Japan and meet one of the following criteria :

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

photo:R-CCS HPC Computational Science Internship Program

Internship Details
Internship period Applicants and hosting research teams/units may set appropriate periods by mutual agreement for a duration of 2 weeks to 1 month between July 25, 2024 and March 21, 2025.
Note: Upon prior consultation with the host team/unit, the internship may be extended for up to 2 months.
Number to be admitted Approximately 50
Program details Details are subject to guidelines of hosting research team/unit.
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)
Application Screening Screening of application documents will be carried out after the deadline for this call. Results will be announced within 3 weeks after the deadline.
Application Please submit the application documents listed below to the Internship 2024 application website.
  • Term 1:【Application deadline】Monday,May 20, 2024 at noon  Closed
    Graduate students (Host: Research team, each division) up to 15 students
    Technical college students “KOSEN” (above 4th year/Host: Operations and Computer Technologies Division) up to 10 students
    Internship will begin from Thursday, July 25 (from Monday, August 26 for international students) at the earliest.
  • Term 2:【Application deadline】Monday, July 1, 2024 at noon
    Graduate students (Host: Research team, each division) up to 15 students
    Technical college students “KOSEN” (above 4th year/Host: Operations and Computer Technologies Division) up to 10 students
    Internship will begin from Monday, August 26 (from Thursday, September 26 for international students) at the earliest.
  • Term 3: Depending on the number of applications and positions filled in the first and second terms, we will consider additional application periods or accept applications on an as-needed basis.

  1. C.V. -RIKEN format-(Excel file 60KB)The pdf will open in a new tab.
  2. Reasons why you have applied. (Please specify your preferred research field or the name of the research team/unit you wish to join.
    -Free format-
    Please check the List of teams/units available for Internship FY2024(PDF 437KB)The pdf will open in a new tab.(Updated on April 09, 2024)
    (Research Teams, Operations and Computer Technologies Division, HPC- and AI-driven Drug Development Platform Division, Quantum-HPC Hybrid Platform Division, AI for Science Platform Division)
    More details on your internship will be determined after acceptance and discussion with the research team/unit.
  3. Research achievement -Free format-
  4. For those applying to this internship program as one of your university’s modules, documents related to the module (including a description). -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.
RIKEN Personal Information Protection Regulations(PDF 860KB)The pdf will open in a new tab.
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/unit 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.
Notes
  • Do not plan any academic or private affairs during the internship. Make sure to engage yourself fully in the internship during the term.
  • If higher priority is placed on the academic or private affairs, plan to start your internship after them or finish it before them. Do not let the 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.

Inquiries

Intern hosting desk,
RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)
7-1-26 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047 Japan

  • mail addressr-ccs-internship[at]ml.riken.jp
  • (When emailing, please change the [at] in the email above to @ before sending.)

(May 28, 2024)