Top 05 Highly Paid International Internships


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International Internships announced every year for student from all over the world. Most of the internships application period starts from January and the student spends thier summer (May – September) in respective countries, depend upon the duration.

In this blog we highlighted top 05 highly paid international internships from different countries. Most of the International Internships application required English Proficiency Certificates, Recommendation Letters which you can check the details here, and also the Motivation Letter is one of the requirement.

1. OIST Japan

Through its Research Intern program, the OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities in STEM disciplines. Typically, an internship lasts between 2 and 6 months. These short-term placements provide students with the opportunity to acquire laboratory experience or to learn a specific technique. Interns will labor under the supervision of a Professor and contribute to OIST’s research endeavors.


OIST will support successful applicants by providing the following perks.

Internship Allowance of JPY 2,400 per day (non-taxable and excluding vacations). 

Transportation benefits by using OIST Shuttle Bus Pass

Travel Expenses: One direct round-trip air ticket (travel date will be as near to the duration of the placement as possible).

Accommodation: furnished off-campus or on-campus housing


Outstanding students in their final two years of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools in Japan or abroad, as well as their graduates, can apply for the OIST Research Internship Program. Students must have approval from their parent institution to study abroad. The academic background of applicants must be suitable for their intended OIST host unit(s).

Application Deadline:

Application RoundApplication DeadlineResult AnnouncementPeriod of internship
Spring 2024 InternshipOctober 15th, 2023, 23:59 (JST UTC+9) Late December 2023Between April 1st 2024- September 30th 2024
Fall 2023 InternshipApril 15th, 2023, 23:59 (JST UTC+9)Late June 2023Between October 1st 2023 – March 31st 2024

Official Link:

To check the available projects and laboratories, and for application and other details:

2. Global Intern Program GIST Korea

The Global Intern Program (GIP) provides an excellent opportunity to gain research experience at GIST by joining a research lab for eight weeks in the summer and receiving training and guidance from the lab’s professor. You will be able to determine if pursuing a graduate degree at GIST is the correct choice while gaining valuable research experience.


To be eligible for this Internship application you must be enrolled in an Undergraduate senior class (last 2 years) or a Master’s degree. Your CGPA should be above 3.0.

A certified degree or Transcripts with an Enrollment certificate is required

One letter of recommendation from your teacher

An English Proficiency Letter from your Institute or Official test (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) is required

Application Period:

The application period is January to March for the coming summer every year.

Benefits for students:

You can broaden your perspective through specialized GIP lectures and seminars

In the intensive Korean Class, you can study the Korean language and culture.

GIST will cover fifty percent of your round-trip airfare to Korea.

Throughout your internship, GIST will provide a monthly stipend.

You will be provided dormitory housing during your stay.

You can meet GIP Interns from all over the world and make new acquaintances.

Research Schools Area:

All STEM fields are available with a wide range of research laboratories and groups.

Official Link for all the details.

3. International Internships Program by Taiwan TIGP

The Taiwan International Graduate Program announce every year in January for the International Internship program. The TIGP, in collaboration with top-tier local research universities, would like to invite outstanding young scholars from around the world to experience Taiwan’s world-class scientific research facilities and to participate in building an intellectual network of people of different ethnicities and cultures.

Eligible Students:

Students who are studying in their final year of a Bachelor of Science degree.

Students pursuing a Master’s degree who hold a Bachelor of Science.

Fields of Internship:

 TIGP Internship offers 13 different programs:

Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics

Molecular Science and Technology

Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences


Molecular and Cell Biology

Nano Science and Technology

Molecular Medicine

Earth System Science


Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology

Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing

Artificial Intelligence of Things

Application Period and Duration:

Application opens: 1st January, Every year (Date may Vary)
The deadline to submit applications is: Last week of February
Announcement of Results: First week of April  

Duration: Standard Program (2 months): 1st July~ 31st August
Early start: 1st May~30th June
        1st June~31st July
Standard Program: 1st July~31st August

Here is the Official Link for the application and other details.

4. CERN International Internships Program Switzerland

Physicists and engineers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) investigate the fundamental structure of the universe by studying the particles colliding near the speed of light, using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments.

Every year CERN announce International Internship Program for the students who are currently studying in their Bachelor and Master Degree.

Application period is in January every year and the Internship program placement will be in June-July.

Eligibility and Required Documents:

You are a Bachelor or Master student (not a PhD student) in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics and should have completed at least three years of full-time university studies by the European Summer.

A curriculum Vitae, Copy of your recent Transcript, two recommendations letter from your last supervisors / lecturers.


A contract of association ranging from 8 to 13 weeks* for technical project.

Students will also be able to attend a series of lectures on information technology organized by Open lab.

A daily subsistence allowance of 90 Swiss francs (net of taxes) to cover the cost of lodging and sustenance for a single individual in the Geneva area for the duration of the contract.

A lump-sum travel allowance paid at the conclusion of your stay to assist with travel expenses between Geneva and your residence.

Comprehensive coverage under CERN’s Health Insurance plan (contribution already deducted from salary). Accommodation assistance on the CERN campus or nearby.

Here is the official link to apply and to read the further details.

5. Max Planck Summer International Internship Program Germany

The Summer Internship Program at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence offers highly motivated undergraduates the opportunity to work in one of the institute’s laboratories. The program will enable you to familiarize yourself with various scientific approaches and laboratory techniques. The objective of our fellowship program is to provide exceptional students with a variety of research experiences and skills to advance their careers early on.

Research Areas:

In addition to structural, computational, developmental, and cellular biology, research projects will be available in molecular biology, biophysics, and neurobiology. You may indicate a preference for up to three of our research organizations.

Eligible Conditions and required documents:

Bachelor students who are in their third or final year of degree or Master students.

Students who are in the top ten in their class (A CGPA of 3.7 out of 4.0 is required)

You are studying in a top 500 world rank university

Letter of recommendation from your professor or group leader.

English proficiency certificate or 6.5 IELTS report

A CV and all previous Transcripts with provisional letter of Enrollment

Letter of motivation


Cost-free student housing

A monthly allowance of approximately 800 Euro

Travel expense reimbursement to and from Martinsried, close to Munich

Duration and Application Deadline:

The internship duration is 10 months from June to September every year.

The application portal will open around January and the candidates will be finalize for interview in March.

For further details and the application process, please check this official link.


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