DAAD RISE (Research and Internship in Science and Engineering) Program

Type: Research Internship
Employer: DAAD RISE Program
Country: Germany
Duration: Summer
Compensation: Credits Hours (Depends on Departmental Approval)
Language Requirements: None
Major Requirements: All Engineering and Science Disciplines
Study Level: Sophomore
Online Application URL: http://www.daad.de/rise/en/
RISE gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduate directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors.

RISE 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 and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 1.5 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance. RISE internships were first offered in 2005 to applicants from the US and Canada. Following the first intake of around 100 students in 2005, the number of participants has increased steadily. In 2008 as many as 298 candidates (out of 846 applicants) were awarded an internship. Due to its great success, the program has now been extended to the UK.

RISE hopes to accept as many students as possible for a summer internship in Germany. However this is a scholarship program and there are only limited funds available. Each year we have to turn away many students that apply to this program.  So APPLY FAST!