DAAD - RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

RISE Germany is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering and computer science. RISE Germany offers unique opportunities for bachelor degree students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a duration of three months (minimum stay ten weeks) during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language is English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses.

Eligibility

To apply for an internship placement for summer 2019 you must:

  • be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada, the UK or Ireland as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field)
  • be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the internship placement
  • prove that you will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place

German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English.

Period of Study

You can start your internship between May 15 and July 9 for a duration of three month (minimum stay ten weeks). Generally speaking the start dates in the internship offers are meant as a timeframe. They are somewhat flexible and would be determined between you and your PhD supervisor. Get in touch with the PhD student if you have questions about the dates.

Award

You will receive a monthly scholarship of 750 Euros for full month. The amount will be calculated on a daily basis if you will stay less than 23 days a month. DAAD provides health insurance, accident and personal liability insurance. All interns are invited to the three-day RISE Germany meeting in Heidelberg at the beginning of July and will receive an allowance of 160 Euros for travel to the meeting.

The scholarship does not cover international travel costs.

Application

The application is submitted completely online through the RISE database. If you are interested in participating, the first step for you is to register and to login to access the internship database. Then fill in the online application form and upload all necessary documents.  Please check the list of application documents you must submit at the Application portal. 

Deadline(s)

The internship database typically opens between November 1 and December 15.

Additional information and specific deadlines are available on the DAAD - RISE website

Details

Class Year

  • Sophomore
  • Junior

Discipline

  • STEM
  • Multiple

Language

  • English
  • Non English

Duration

  • Summer

Program Type

  • Research

Region

  • Europe

GWU Sponsored?

No

GWU Endorsement Required?

No