KAIST Summer Research Internship in South Korea 2024

Summer Research Internship Overview


KAIST Advanced Institute for Science-X (KAI-X) is inviting students to apply for its research internship in South Korea. The KAIST Summer Research Internship 2024 is open to international undergraduate and master’s students interested in doing research at KAIST laboratories. This paid internship lasts for 8 weeks, from June 24 to August 16, 2024.

The internship is ideal for students studying natural sciences like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, cognitive science, and Medical Science. Unfortunately, doctoral program students cannot apply for this internship, but they can find other opportunities on our website.

KAIST Advanced Institute for Science-X (KAIST AIS-X) focuses on promoting eco-friendly innovation and developing future researchers. The 2024 Summer KAI-X Research Internship provides hands-on experience in cutting-edge scientific research, emphasizing sustainability and environmental responsibility. Interns work with respected faculty members on projects aimed at finding eco-friendly solutions for global challenges, helping create a greener and more sustainable world.

During the internship, participants explore interdisciplinary research areas such as renewable energy, environmental conservation, and green technology. By working on real-world projects and collaborating with mentors and peers, interns gain valuable insights and skills to become leaders in eco-friendly innovation.

Internship Details 

Duration: 8 weeks, from June 24 to August 16, 2024.

Language: English

Location: Korea, KAIST University

Countries: All Countries

Cost: Paid

Internship includes 

  • Opening ceremony
  • Campus tour
  • Final presentation
  • Result report submission
  • Banquet
  • Korean Culture trip(at least once)


Details regarding expenses and benefits:

  • Round-trip airfare costs will be covered, with a maximum limit of 1 million KRW.
  • Dormitory accommodation expenses should not exceed 500,000 KRW.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to go on a campus tour.
  • You will gain research experience in one of the top research laboratories in South Korea.

 The eligibility criteria for the KAIST Summer Research Internship 2024:

  • Candidates must be undergraduate or master’s students.
  • Current doctoral students cannot apply.
  • Applicants must hold citizenship outside of Korea.
  • Those interested in natural science fields like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Brain & Cognitive Science, and Medical Science are welcome to apply.

Required Documents for the KAIST Paid Internship 2024:

  1. Application form
  2. Essay( Activity plan)
  3. Transcript
  4. Proof of enrolment
  5. Recommendation letter

Please review further information regarding each document by accessing the PDF available on the official website below.

How to Apply:

  1. Download the KAIST Summer Internship Application form from the official website.
  2. Complete the application form carefully.
  3. Download the essay form (Activity form) and fill it out.
  4. Prepare all the required documents and send them to [email protected].


If selected, you will be assigned to one laboratory based on the three preferences you have provided. You will then participate in research activities for the duration of the internship. Notifications of the selection results will be sent individually within four weeks after the application deadline.

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