Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
This program is administered by DAAD's headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Please visit for the complete program description and application guidelines.

DAAD, in cooperation with science organizations in North America and Germany, is pleased to offer summer internships in Germany for US and Canadian 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.

Every RISE intern receives a pro-rated monthly scholarship of approximately €650 for any period of eight weeks to three months between June and August. DAAD also provides health and accident insurance.

Download "Unique Opportunities for Gaining Research Experience in Germany," a RISE flyer for undergraduates, here.
Download the RISE powerpoint presentation for 2010 here.
RISE Press Kit  
For additional detailed information about the RISE program, including:
  • results of the 2009 RISE evaluation study by the Institute of International Education
  • Powerpoint presentations on "RISE in the Context of US-German Educational Exchange" and "Bringing Science and Engineering Students to Germany"
please go to

If you have questions regarding RISE, please contact: