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Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Germany

RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. In their internships, students are carefully matched with doctoral students- whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. About 300 scholarships are available each year.


RISE Germany internships were first offered in 2005 to applicants from the United States and Canada, with the program extended to the United Kingdom in 2009 and Ireland in 2018. Our objective remains to promote student exchange to Germany in the fields of natural science, engineering and life sciences, and to motivate undergraduate students to learn more about Germany’s research landscape and study opportunities.



Job Function:

  • research
  • biological research

Qualifications

To apply for an internship placement for summer 2020 you must:


  • be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada, the UK or Ireland as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, computer science, 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 internship placement
  • prove that you will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place


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.

Required Languages:

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.

Application Procedure:

Prepare your application completely online at the RISE Germany internship database at www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany/find-an-internship/application-portal/. Please register in the database from November 1 until December 15. Search for all 500+ offered internship positions and memorize the interesting ones in a list, then apply for up to three projects.