RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) 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. RISE offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 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 & research institutes provide housing assistance. RISE internships were first offered in 2005 to applicants from the US and Canada. In 2009 the program has been extended to the UK. Following the first intake of around 100 students in 2005, the number of participants has increased steadily up to 300 and more. In 2015 RISE hopes to receive many applications from interested BA students of the US, Canada and the UK. About 300 scholarships are available.
Signature of Program:
RISE placements provide students the opportunity to live and work in an international context, to strengthen their practical and theoretical skills, and to improve their (or begin learning!) German. Participants receive a monthly scholarship of 750 Euros plus international travel costs and health insurance.
Amount of Award:
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To apply for a RISE placement you must: be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada or the UK as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, 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 placement (graduates and graduate students from US or Canada should refer to RISE pro), prove that you will be registered as an undergraduate at your university/college for the current academic year (i.e., that you will still have undergraduate status upon your return to your home university). 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.
No institutional endorsement is required
(11:59 pm CET – Central European Time)
Area(s) of interest:
Biomedical, Engineering, Health and Medical Fields, Natural Sciences, Scientific Research