DAAD, in cooperation with science organizations in North America and Germany, is pleased to offer summer internships in Germany for Canadian and US undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE fellows work directly with doctoral students in research groups at top German universities and institutions and can expect to gain serious hands-on research experience.
RISE professional gives undergraduate DAAD alumni, graduating seniors (fourth-year students in Canada), recent graduates, Master’s and PhD students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, and physics (or other closely related fields) a unique opportunity to gain practical, career-building experience working in a German company for the summer.
Requirements Applicants should possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, and should have some knowledge of the German legislative process. Participants should be advanced undergraduate (junior and senior in US/third- or fourth-year in Canada) or Master’s students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. PhD students are not eligible. Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills. Terms of Award The successful applicant will receive a monthly salary from the German Bundestag. Subsidized health insurance is available through DAAD for a monthly fee. DAAD can help the interns obtain housing in Berlin and make contacts with fellow international interns and German students. Travel expenses are the intern’s responsibility.