DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering Program
Please consult the program website to confirm program details, including applicable deadlines.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. It offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, represents the German higher education system abroad, and promote Germany as an academic and research destination.
Under the RISE Program, undergraduates in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering may apply for a summer research internship with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany. The research internship is a source of mutual cultural enrichment for both the interns and their hosts.
RISE interns in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, and physics spend a 6-12 weeks during the summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects at top German universities and institutions. 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. German language skills are not required for most internship positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English.
The RISE interns are matched with a doctoral student whom they assist and who serves as their mentor.
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. The research internship should be a source of mutual cultural enrichment for both the interns and their hosts.
A living stipend (650 Euro monthly), housing assistance, health insurance are provided, as well as paid participation in a three-day meeting in Heidelberg. Airfare to Germany and back is not covered.
Juniors and seniors in physical sciences and engineering who will return to their home university in the U.S., Canada, or the U.K. as undergraduates.
U.S. or international students studying at a U.S., Canadian, or U.K. institution.
Usually in January.