The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that for summer 2018 we will again offer three RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) internship programs:

RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience. All three programs are targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology), computer science, and related disciplines.

RISE Germany undergrads have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects at top research institutions (e.g. Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German PhD students in a unique mentoring partnership to ensure immediate integration into hands on lab work and built-in social network with an excellent opportunity to develop new technical skills. RISE Germany participants receive a scholarship to cover living expenses.

Learn more about RISE Germany or email: rise@daad.de.

Online registration and the internship database for RISE Germany open on

November 1, 2017. The application deadline is December 15, 2017.

RISE Professional is designed for Master's and PhD students and alumni of the RISE program who are matched with a well-known German company, where they gain insight into the professional applications of science and engineering and develop practical skills. Internships can last up to three months. This program features a scholarship to cover living expenses.

Learn more about RISE Professional or email: rise-pro@daad.de.

Online registration and the internship database for RISE Professional open on November 1, 2017. The application deadline is December 15, 2017.

RISE Worldwide is also continuing this year. German students in the early stages of their studies who have the ambition to work abroad and gain hands-on research experience in their fields will be matched with researchers worldwide who wish to engage in a meaningful cooperation with a young German scholar. These German interns receive a DAAD scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs. Participating hosts receive invaluable assistance with their own work – they profit both professionally and personally from contact with the intern, having the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the culture, lifestyle and higher education system in Germany

Research groups interested in hosting a German research assistant in the summer of 2018 are invited to participate in RISE Worldwide and to  submit project proposals. Project submissions will be accepted from September 1 to October 15, 2017.