Intern at OIST Core Facilities

1. About OIST

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is an interdisciplinary graduate school offering a 5-year PhD program in Science.


OIST was founded by the Japanese government in 2011 to contribute to science and technology worldwide, attract leading researchers from Japan and abroad to conduct high-quality research, advance the development of a world-class research hub, and nucleate a knowledge cluster that will catalyze technology transfer and industrial innovation in Okinawa.


Over half of the faculty and students are recruited from outside Japan, and education and research are conducted entirely in English.


2. About OIST Core Facilities

Core Facilities refer to the research equipment facilities that are available for shared use by researchers. Core Facilities are operated with high-performance, advanced research equipment and staff with the expertise and skills to manage them.


At OIST, we have research equipment such as optical microscopes, electron microscopes, mass spectrometers, NMR, DNA sequencers, materials analysis and nanofabrication equipment. In addition, there are machine tool facilities, animal experiment facilities, marine science station, environmental monitoring networks that is stationed around Okinawa, and data analysis facilities.


The technical experts maintain the facilities and a fair access to them, and provide specialized research support such as guidance on equipment operation, advice on experimental methods and equipment selection, data acquisition for requested samples, various data analyses, and support for field research activities.


3. Overview

The purpose of this internship program is to provide students with work experience at the Research Support Division (RSD), which is responsible for the management and operation of the Core Facilities, in order to increase their awareness of employment and deepen their understanding of the Core Facilities.


Under the guidance of technical experts, hands-on training that will allow you to experience and acquire skills related to the management and operation of core facilities will be provided.


4. Available internship programs


Program Name




Research Support Intern at Environmental Informatics Section

Sep. 15, 2021


*These internship programs are unrelated to student selection or staff recruitment of the University.


5. Applications

1. Pre-Consultation

If you’re interested in applying for intern programs, please consult in advance with the section in charge listed in the LINK of each program in 4 above. The contact information differs for each program, so please be sure to contact the section in charge for the program you are considering applying for.

When contacting the Section in charge, please provide following information;

  • Your name

  • Name of your affiliation

  • Name of interested internship program

  • Preferred internship period

2. Application

After completing the pre-consultation, please follow the internship application procedures of each program.