HIRAKU Long-Term Internship Program FY2021 (14th & 15th Term)

Open Call for applications for the Long-Term Internship Program FY2021
(14th & 15th Term)

The Program for the Practical Training and Engagement of Innovators is aimed to foster young researchers that explore new domains beyond the boundaries of their specialization, be it in science technology or agriculture, medical care, humanities, or social science, whilst possessing a high consciousness and enthusiasm to change society for the better. As a part of the program, to pursue its objectives, the Consortium offers a long-term internship program to young researchers so that they can contribute and involve themselves in situations where real-world problems within companies or society need resolving. This in turn will help them to improve their practical skills and competencies, and expand their career options in the future.
This program aims to identify any gaps in experiences or competencies of young researchers based on their background, research activities, career plans and so forth, and promote them in a manner that allows them to acquire opportunities to fill those voids. This in turn will nurture the overall capabilities of the researchers, and maximize their competencies within a wide range of opportunities outside of the academia.

【For applicants enrolled at Hiroshima University and Member Organizations】
Contact the office listed below in the “Inquiries” or “Submission of Application Documents” section.

Application Requirements

〇 Number of Interns to be accepted

Approximately eighteen (Women applicants will be preferentially accepted for a small number of positions.)

〇 Host Organizations in FY2021 (14th & 15th Term)

The list of host organizations is updated under the “HIRAKU Internship” section under the “Internship/Open Position” menu in HIRAKU-PF.
HIRAKU-PF users at Hiroshima University may see some additional and updated information of the internship programs within HIRAKU-PF.

◎For HIRAKU-PF Users:
Access the below URL to check the list.

◎For those who have no access to HIRAKU-PF
Click the HIRAKU-PF icon below and open up a page for logging-in. Or you can just create a new account there.


Application Procedure

〇 Application Documents

  • Application Form (Use the attached prescribed form “LT Internship_Application Documents 2021-14&15”. In case the host organization requests to use their specific format, use the latter.)
    Note: Application forms have to be created per host organizations. If you would like to apply to multiple organizations, please prepare the form for each.
  • Research Achievement Report
    You need to download the Achievement Report extracted from HIRAKU-PF. Refer to the Appendix 2 “HIRAKU-PF User Guide for HIRAKU Long-Term Internship Applicants” to check how to open your account and create the subject report there.
  • Letter of Recommendation, written by the applicant’s academic supervisor (use the attached prescribed form)
  • Certificate of Enrollment
  • Written Consent of the representative for your enrolled organization*: (use the attached prescribed form)

*Only for those enrolled at or contracted with one of the HIRAKU Members

〇 Application Period:

April 1, 2021 (Thu) – November 30, 2021 (Tue)
(The above period is set only as a basic guideline. Please check with the relevant contact office, listed under “9. Submission of Application Documents.”)

〇 Screening Procedure

The host organization undertakes their respective screening processes based on the application documents.

〇 Treatment

Terms and conditions differ by the host organizations.

〇 Inquiries

HIRAKU Operating Council Office,
Young Researcher Development,
Global Career Design Center,
Hiroshima University
Student Plaza, 1-7-1 Kagamiyama, Higashihirosima-shi, Hiroshima, 739-8514
Tel: +81-82-424-4564
E-mail: wakateyousei■office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
*Please type @ instead of ■.

〇 Submission of Application Documents

【For applicants enrolled at Hiroshima University or HIRAKU Member Organizations】
Please submit a list of required application documents in PDF, via “Young Research’s Portfolio (HIRAKU-PF)”.

【For applicants enrolled at Yamaguchi University】
URA(University Research Administrator)for HIRAKU project,
Innovation Center for Research Collaboration and Promotion,
Organization for Research Initiatives,
Yamaguchi University
1677-1, Yoshida, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi 753-8511
Tel: 083-933-5255
E-mail: conso■yamaguchi-u.ac.jp
*Please type @ instead of ■.

【For applicants enrolled at Tokushima University】
Research Promotion Department,
Center for Research Administration & Collaboration
Tokushima University
2-1 Minamijosanjima, Tokushima-shi, Tokushima 770-8506
Tel: 088-656-9759
E-mail: hiraku■tokushima-u.ac.jp
*Please type @ instead of ■.
>> LT Internship Application Guidelines 2021-14&15 (pdf:150KB)
>> LT Internship_Application Documents 2020-14&15 (word:147KB)
>> Attachment1 outline of HIRAKU (pdf:78KB)
>> Attachment2_HIRAKU-PF User Guide for Longterm Internship (pdf:736KB)


Open Opportunities

Call for Applications