Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) in Germany

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) in Germany

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany matches them with PhD students and researchers (only at universities of applied sciences) for a summer research internship in Germany.

Unique Opportunities for Gaining Research Experience in Germany

Who can apply? Undergraduate students in their second year of study in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, earth sciences, and physics.

How does it work? The internship providers help integrate the undergraduate student directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. The interns get a glimpse of advanced research work while gaining desirable practical experience in their field. They learn about Germany from the inside while meeting new people and taking their first steps with the German language and culture.

The scholarship All interns receive a scholarship to help cover living expenses, international travel stipend and health insurance. The partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance. DAAD also invites all fellows to a RISE meeting at the beginning of July where they have an opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences while exploring the historic city of Heidelberg. How to apply? Prepare your application completely online at the RISE Germany database and search a wide range of internships in Science and Engineering.

Application time frame: October 15 to November 30

Possible length of internship: 3 months

Earliest possible start: May 15

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(Note: RISE is not a UC-based program.)