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

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for bachelor degree students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language is English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance.

RISE internships were first offered in 2005 to applicants from the US and Canada. In 2009 the program has been extended to the UK. Following the first intake of around 100 students in 2005, the number of participants has increased steadily up to 300 and more. In 2014 RISE hopes to receive many applications from interested BA students of the US, Canada and the UK. About 300 scholarships are available.
If you have questions regarding RISE, please contact: rise@daad.de
RISE Press Kit  
  • Results of the 2009 RISE evaluation study by the Institute of International Education
  • Webinar on "RISE 2012 Let's get started"(only for applicants)
  • Guidelines for the applicant
  • Guidelines for the internship provider
  • field reports
  • ...and much more