Junior Biomedical Internship Program

Second Annual Junior Biomedical Internship Program 2022


March 01, 2022

(LOS ANGELES) - Dr. Paul I. Terasaki was not only a dedicated researcher who developed one of the first personalized therapeutics, he was also a proud Japanese American and aspired for the community to prosper.  He championed initiatives to support international collaboration and student exchange programs, and he encouraged students to pursue STEM fields.


The Terasaki Nibei Foundation will be partnering with the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) to provide our second annual summer internship program for undergraduate college students interested in biomedical research or entrepreneurship. Three students from the pool of applicants will be chosen after a rigorous selection process. Each of the three students selected will be able to choose from one of the two focuses

(3 interns from last year https://nibei.terasaki.org/news.html?start=1)


TIBI envisions a world where personalized medicine is available to all and focuses on the biggest problems in health to develop solutions and to work quickly to translate technological platforms to real-world applications. This program aims to expose students to interdisciplinary fields of research to empower them to think creatively in their approach to problems and inspire them to explore and pursue STEM career paths. 


The 2022 Junior Biomedical Internship program will have a biomedical research internship track where students will have the opportunity to be a part of a research project in areas such as tissue engineering, biomaterials, or biosensors, and an entrepreneurship track focused on biomedical innovation.  Students in the biomedical research track will have the opportunity to be a part of team-focused research projects and to develop cutting-edge technology.  Students participating in the entrepreneurship track will learn about the translation process, which includes understanding the technology platforms developed at TIBI, and working on impact assessments, marketing research, and business strategies. 


The submission deadline for applications is Sunday, April 3, 2022.  For more information or to apply, please visit nibei.terasaki.org.


Questions? Contact Naoko Okada, Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application link: https://forms.gle/nXd4oH7jWpAyDUucA


プレスリリース (日本語版)



ジュニア バイオメディカル インターンシップ プログラム

(ロサンゼルス)-臓器移植研究者の第一人者である、亡きポール一郎テラサキ博士は、HLA抗体のパターンの発見などにより、患者にカスタマイズした医療の先駆者でもあります。またテラサキ博士は、日系3世で、日系コミュニティーの繁栄にも尽力された方です。日本の研究者や大学生たちとの交換プログラムなども含めて、学生にSTEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) プログラムへの導入を率先されています。その志のもとに、テラサキ博士とその家族によって、テラサキニベイファンデーションとテラサキバイオメディカル革新研究所が設立されました。(以下TIBI)

テラサキニベイファンデーションは2022年も昨年に引き続き、TIBIとのコラボレーションとして、大学生にむけて、バイオメディカルに関する研究と起業を目的としたインターンシップ プログラムを開催いたします。3人の優秀な学生が、多数回にわたる選抜課程を経て、選ばれ、TIBIの研究所において12週間のインターンシップをプログラムに参加できる予定です。

https://nibei.terasaki.org/news.html?start=1 昨年の参加者)


第二回2022年ジュニアバイオメディカルインターンシップは昨年に引き続き、バイオメディカルの分野で、実際の研究員とその先鋭技術(たとえばヒト組織工学やバイオマテリアル、バイオセンサーなど)に触れ、プロジェクトの流れなどを間近で体験できる機会です。またバイオメディカル起業プログラムでは、バイオメディカル分野の革新にフォーカスします。学生はテクノロジーに関するTIBI内でのプラットフォームの展開、 それが実社会でどのような影響を与えるか、市場調査そしてビジネスにつなげる方法について体験できるプログラムです。



ご質問は 岡田まで(プログラムコーディネーター)

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Application link: https://forms.gle/nXd4oH7jWpAyDUucA

Eligibility Requirements 

To be eligible, you must: 

  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program at university. 
  • Prior research experience is not required. 
  • Have a genuine interest in pursuing science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) or entrepreneurship within the biomedical field. 

About the Program 

  • The internship will take place at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation at 11570 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California.  Some aspects of the program will be held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please visit the TIBI website for more information about TIBI’s COVID-19 guidelines. 
  • The dates for the internship program are 2 onboarding days. 2022 May 20 and June 17 for 12 weeks.(#1 session 5/20-7/29, #2 session 6/17-9/2)
  • Selected participants will receive a $5,000 educational stipend upon completion of the program. 
  • Throughout the summer program, interns will have the opportunity to interact with researchers, workshops on various topics including translation and scientific writing. 
  • Housing is not provided.  Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from the Terasaki Institute. 

Contact Naoko Okada, Nibei Foundation Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.