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Portal for Canadian internship providers

  • DAAD has partnered with Canada’s Mitacs to create the new RISE Globalink Research Internships .
  • The timetable for next round has changed and starts earlier: Faculty Project Submissions for Summer 2017 have already started. Projects submissions will be accepted until June 16, 2016 at 5 pm PDT.
  • For German interns the duration of the internship can be between 10-12 weeks (this point is not explicitly mentioned in the call for project submissions).
  • Submission of RISE Globalink Research Internships through the Mitacs Portal 

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Contact

Martina Ludwig
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 228 882- 104
email: rise-ww@daad.de

Or Mitacs: helpdesk@mitacs.ca

New partner the GCRI Foundation!

New York

We are very pleased to announce a new partnership with the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) Foundation!

In 2016 the GCRI Foundation will fund five internships for highly qualified sophomores from universities based in North America . The German Center for Research and Innovation New York is the most accessible and visible portal in North America to the German research and innovation landscape, bringing together key stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Please find more detailed information about the GCRI New York at:

http://www.germaninnovation.org/

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Neuer Kooperationspartner DWIH Stiftung

New York

Wir freuen uns, dass wir mit der Stiftung des deutschen Wissenschafts- und Innovationshauses New York (DWIH) einen neuen Partner für das RISE Germany Programm gewonnen haben!

Die DWIH Stiftung wird 2016 fünf Stipendien für herausragende Bachelorstudierende  vergeben. Zielgruppe sind junge Studierende von nordamerikanischen Universitäten, die sich erst im zweiten Jahr des Studiums befinden. Das deutschen Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus New York bietet eine Plattform für die deutsche Forschungs- und Innovationslandschaft und präsentiert die Errungenschaften der deutschen Wissenschaft und der auf Forschung basierenden Unternehmen. Gleichzeitig fördert das DWIH New York die Zusammenarbeit mit Deutschland und den in Deutschland ansässigen innovativen Organisationen. Informieren Sie sich näher über die Arbeit des DWIH unter:

http://www.germaninnovation.org/

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Our companies & partners

Major German companies and partners support the RISE Professional program by hosting North American students:

Our companies

  • ABB Corporate Research Center Germany
  • Airbus Deutschland GmbH
  • Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG
  • andagon GmbH
  • APL Automobil-Prüftechnik Landau GmbH
  • ARBURG GmbH&Co.KG
  • Architekturbüro Barnstedt
  • axxessio gmbh
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • BASF SE
  • Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • Bayer HealthCare
  • Bayer Schering Pharma AGBayer Technology Services GmbH
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke
  • AG (BMW)
  • Beak Consultants GmbH
  • Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Berchtold Holding GmbH
  • Biesterfeld AG
  • Biotest AG
  • Biotronik GmbH & Co. KG
  • BMW Group
  • Boehringer Ingelheim microParts GmbH
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
  • Bosch Security Systems GmbH
  • BRAIN – Biotechnology Research And Information Network AG
  • Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
  • Chemetall GmbH
  • Continental AG
  • Daimler AG
  • DB Mobility Logistics AG
  • Deutsche Bahn AG
  • DMC DYNAPLAT GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dr. Kerth + Lampe Geo-Infometric GmbH
  • DYNAenergetics GmbH & Co.KG
  • Evonik Degussa GmbH
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Evonik Oxeno GmbH
  • Evonik Röhm GmbH
  • Federal-Mogul  Nürnberg GmbH
  • Ford Werke GmbH
  • Friedrich Graepel AG
  • Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH
  • GEA Farm Technologies
  • GFMesstechnik GmbH
  • HARTING Electronics GmbH & Co. KG
  • Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • Herrenknecht AG
  • Hexal AG
  • Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
  • HYDAC International GmbH
  • IAV GmbH
  • IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH
  • IBM Systems & Technology Group
  • IFA ROTORION – Holding GmbH
  • IHP – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. OGH
  • INNO-Concept GmbH
  • Jenoptik Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH
  • Johs.Förderer Söhne GmbH & Co KG
  • Kleindiek Nanotechnik
  • Krones AG
  • Marquardt GmbH
  • MC Maragudakis Consulting
  • Merck KGaA
  • MIELE & Cie. KG
  • Miltenyi Biotec GmbH
  • MSD Sharp & Dohme GmbH
  • Nuance Communications
  • NÜRMONT Installations GmbH & Co. KG
  • Omicron NanoTechnology GmbH
  • Preh GmbH
  • Priaxon AG
  • R&S Bick Mobilfunk GmbH
  • Ritter Starkstromtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools
  • Roche Diagnostics GmbH
  • Samson AG
  • SCHOTT AG
  • SCHOTT Solar AG
  • SEMIKRON Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
  • SENTECH Instruments GmbH
  • sera ProDos GmbH
  • Siemens AG
  • SKF GmbH
  • SMA Solar Technology AG
  • Sortimo International GmbH
  • Speretex GmbH
  • STABILO International GmbH
  • Subitec GmbH
  • Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
  • ThyssenKrupp Steel AG
  • T-Mobile International
  • Weberit Werke Dräbing GmbH
  • ZF Boge Elastmetall GmbH
  • ZF Passau GmbH
  • ZF Sachs AG

Our partners

  • Faurecia Germany
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
  • Frauenhofer Institut für Experimelntelles software engineering
  • Frauenhofer ITEM / German Primate Center
  • Frauenhofer IWES Nordwest
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
  • Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr
  • KTB Tumorforschungs GmbH
  • Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
  • Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
  • TÜV Rheinland Intertraffic GmbH
  • TÜV Süd Industrie Service GmbH

RISE professional is supported with a generous grant from the Federal Foreign Office (AA).

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Contact

Annkristin Ermel
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 228  882- 696
email: rise-pro@daad.de

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Reports

Reports from past RISE Worldwide participants.

 Country Name of Intern Host University/
Institue
Subject Year University of Intern
Argentina Daniela Winkler Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Chemistry 2014 University of Freiburg
Australia Stefan Eberlein Queensland University of Technology Geography 2015 Leipzig University
Australia Mareike Bach La Trobe University Biochemistry 2015 Greifswald University
Brazil Yizheng Yuan Universidade de Brasilia Mathematics 2014 Freie Universität Berlin
Canada Gesa Amelung University of New Brunswick Biology 2015 STUBE Rheinland-Pfalz, Landau
Canada Lukas Heineck University of Alberta Nutritional Science 2015 University Marburg
Chile Anna Schäfer  Universidad Biology 2015 Heidelberg University
Colombia Jan Bölts Antonio Narino  University Cognitive Science 2015 Osnabrück University
Costa Rica Rebecca Dörner TEC Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica Engineering 2015 TU Dresden
Egypt Jakob Schlör German University Cairo Physics 2015 University of Konstanz
Estonia Daniel Thon Department of Pharmacology Pharmacology 2015 Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Greece Fabian Lorson University of Crete Physics 2015 University of Cologne
India Clara Hayn Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Biology 2015 TU Dresden
India Florian Peter Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Chemistry 2015 University of Stuttgart
Indonesia Raphael Jacob Werner Universitas Gadjah Mada Earth Sciences 2015 RWTH Aachen University
Italy Verena Lenz University of Siena Biology 2015 Heidelberg University
Japan Franziska Schumacher Chitose Institute of Science Chemistry 2015 University of Stuttgart
Malaysia Kevin Busack Universiti Kuala Lumpur Process and Environmental Engineering 2014 Hochschule Wismar
Mexico Janina Krüger Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Biochemistry 2015 Freie Universität Berlin
Mexico Felix Schmuck Instituto Potosino de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica Earth Sciences 2015 University Frankfurt
Netherlands Anna-Lena Zocher Utrecht University Earth Sciences 2015 University of Bremen
New Zealand Jan Markus Diezel Bodeker Scientific Meteorology 2014 University Hamburg
Norway Jonas Kaiser Geological Norway Geosciences 2014 Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Poland Alexandra Rottenkolber Labratory of bioinformatics and Engineering Biotechnology 2015 Heidelberg University
Spain Franziska Klimpel University of Valencia Integrated Environmental Studies 2014 Jacobs University Bremen
South Africa Jan Freihardt University of the free States Biotechnology 2015 TU Berlin
South Korea Alina Begley Korea Institute of Science and Technology Chemistry 2015 Leipzig University
Turkey Mario Collada University of Oxford Physics 2015 Heidelberg University
UK Sina Böhling University of St Andrews Theoretical Physics 2015 TU Berlin
UK Laura Dietz University of Oxford Biochemistry 2015 Heidelberg University
UK Fabian Faul Durham University Engineering 2015 TU Kaiserslautern
UK Marie Sindermann Bangor University Cognitive Science 2015 Osnabrück University
USA Linn Bieske University at Buffalo Biology 2015 RWTH Aachen University
USA Sandra Stelzer Cornell University Veterinary Medicine 2015 Freie Universität Berlin

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5 steps to your internship

1 Step – Meet the requirements

•    be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada or the UK as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, 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 placement.
•    prove that you will be registered as an undergraduate at your university/college for the academic year 2016/2017 (i.e., that you will still have undergraduate status upon your return to your home university)


 

2 Step – Find an internship & apply

•    register and log-in in the database
•    memorize your preferred internships
•    create your online application and apply for up to three internships
•    get all necessary documents in time
•    finally submit your application


 

3 Step –  Get selected


 

4 Step –  Prepare your stay in Germany

•    get in contact with your future supervisor and discuss your possible start and end date of your internship
•    inform the DAAD RISE Germany team about the duration
•    Find accommodation
•    search as early as you can for a suitable accommodation in Germany
•    ask your supervisor for help
•    get attention on fake offer
•    Apply for VISA
•    If you are a national of the United States, Canada or of a European Member State and you are planning to stay less than 90 days in Germany, you do not need a visa to enter Germany. If you are staying longer than 90 days in Germany we recommend to apply for a VISA.
•    Students of all other nationality, please carefully read the visa requirements in case you are planning to stay longer than 90 days in Germany.
•    Please contact the embassy yourself and clarify upcoming questions about the visa required to enter Germany.
•    Formalities in Germany
•    (Work permit waiver)
•    Once you entered Germany you have to register at the Residents’ Registration Office (“Einwohnermeldeamt”)of the city where you are doing your internship within the first few days of arrival.
•    Open a German bank account to receive your scholarship payments if you get paid by DAAD


 

5 Step – Start your internship

•    Meet your supervisor and team
•    Explore your internship city, Germany and Europe
•    Meet other RISE Germany interns at the meeting in Heidelberg
Others:
•    adhere to all rules and regulations agreed upon with the internship provider as well as DAAD’s program rules.
•    immediately inform DAAD, as well as the internship provider, should any problems or changes occur that might affect the internship.
•    do his/her best to successfully complete the internship.
•    be open-minded about his or her stay in another country, people and living conditions, and especially about his/her new colleagues. Be pro-active when it comes to exchange!
•    network with other DAAD/RISE scholarship holders in the region and to be helpful to new arrivals.
•    submit all reports and other documents requested by DAAD at the end of his/her scholarship period

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Pre-departure handbook

You can download here the RISE Germany pre-departure handbook.

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Portal for internship providers!

The database for internship providers was open between September 1, 2015 and October 15, 2015. It is not possible to submit internship offers any more. The database is closed for the RISE Worldwide 2016 round.

We will be happy to receive your internship offers for RISE Worldwide 2017. The database will be open again on September 1, 2016 to October 15, 2016.

If you participate in RISE Worldwide 2016, please login to the database.
Deadline for ranking the applications is January 18, 2016.

Contact

Martina Ludwig
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 228 882- 104
email: rise-ww@daad.de

What providers need to know

Are you a professor, a postdoc or a Ph.D. student at a research institute? Do you want to become a host for a German undergraduate intern?
The RISE Worldwide program offers research internships for German Bachelor students in the fields of natural sciences and Engineering. Research institutes all over the world can participate and submit offers for summer 2017. RISE Worldwide supports the students with a monthly scholarship.

You are a Canadian researcher

  1. DAAD has partnered with Canada’s Mitacs to create the new RISE Globalink Research Internships .
  2. The timetable for next round has changed and starts earlier: Faculty Project Submissions for Summer 2017 have already started. Project Submissions end on June 16, 2016 at 5 pm PDT.
  3. For German interns the duration of the internship can be between 10-12 weeks (this point is not explicitly mentioned in the Mitacs call for project submissions)

Who can offer an internship?

1.    You are a professor, a postdoc, Ph.D. student or researcher employed by or affiliated with an accredited academic institution or a non-profit research institution, working in the field of natural sciences, earth sciences, Engineering, medicine, mathematics or computer science.
2.    You agree to supervise and support the assigned student in local administrative matters with finding accommodation and possibly with recreational activities.
3.    We highly recommend integrating Ph.D. students into the project although this is not mandatory. Ph.D. students can submit project proposals themselves if they can produce a letter of support from their supervisor. The letter of support may be filled out under database for internship providers and be submitted via E-Mail.

How and where do I offer the internship?

Please submit your internship offer to our database. By submitting the offer you confirm that the offer can be be forwarded to the interested applicants.

Find more Information about submitting the offer under Submit an internship offer now!

Who can apply for your internship?

•    RISE Worldwide is a program for undergraduate students enrolled at a German university. Students may apply as early as their second semester at a university (and would then join your team in between their third and fourth semester).
•    Students in the fields of engineering, natural or earth sciences and medicine are eligible as well as students from related disciplines  if they find an appropriate project.

Your tasks

  • Apartment search
  • Visit to the authorities
  • Leisure activities

Selection process

•    After DAAD approves your offer, it will be published in the intern database.
•    The offer is now accessible to anyone who is interested in applying and has registered online.
•    Students may apply for up to three projects.
•    DAAD approves only complete applications.
•    The prospective hosts are then asked to provide DAAD with a ranking of the received applications.
•    Only those students whose applications have been accepted, reviewed and ranked by a potential host are placed with that host’s project. We do our best to account for both the preferences of the students and of the hosts.  However, we cannot guarantee in every case that a project provider will be matched with his or her top applicant.

The funding

DAAD provides a RISE Worldwide scholarship for the German interns to support undergraduate students to do research Projects.

German students are awarded a DAAD scholarship which includes:
•    a monthly allowance (depending on target country)
•     a travel subsidy (depending on target country)
•     health, accident and personal liability insurance
•    participation in a RISE Worldwide alumni meeting in Germany
Funding is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Timeframe and duration of the internship

Six to twelve weeks between June and October (please note that German academic year usually ends in mid-to-late July).
The timeframe of the internship is individually arranged between you and the prospective intern.

The timeframe of the program

1.    Researchers from accredited universities and non-profit research institutions register online and submit a maximum of two internship offers, including a one to three page project description, from September 1, 2016 through October 15, 2016. DAAD posts the internship offers in the database.
2.    German applicants register online to review the internship offers. They apply from November 1, 2016 through December 22, 2016 to a maximum of three projects.
3.    The German applicants’ profiles are checked for eligibility by DAAD staff and are then activated to be reviewed online by the researchers.
4.    As a prospective host we ask you to rank the applicants to your project. In order to do so, you may contact the applicants and arrange interviews with them.
5.    DAAD places students with internship projects and awards scholarships based on academic merit and the internship providers’ quality assessment. If a project is very popular, it is more likely to receive an intern. Future hosts and interns are notified of the decision at the beginning of March 2017.
6.    Earliest start of the internship June 1, 2017

Contact

Martina Ludwig
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 228 882- 104
email: rise-ww@daad.de

Quality standards

We have drafted a few benchmarks to help all participants, including our team, to maintain those standards. Please find these benchmarks below.

The DAAD RISE team commits to

  • review all project offers submitted to the program database for compliance with our standards.
  • review all applications submitted to the program database for compliance with our standards. (Is the application complete? Do official documents such as the certificate of enrolment or a letter of reference bear the university’s letterhead and a signature/seal?)
  • review all applications submitted to the program database for academic quality of the applicant.
  • make all administrative procedures as transparent as possible and keep internship providers and applicants informed about the stages of their applications via automatically generated email messages.
  • answer individual requests in a timely fashion. If the request does not warrant an individualized response, information might be provided by a general email message.
  • select and match scholarship holders with internships on the basis of clearly defined and transparent criteria.
  • have the programs evaluated by external experts on a regular basis.
  • contact program participants to solicit their ideas for changes in program administration and other suggestions for improvements.

The internship provider commits to

  • submit clearly outlined and informative descriptions of internship projects which provide information about specific tasks and envisioned learning outcomes for the future intern.
  • appoint a mentor to the intern who will be in regular contact with the intern and who will be ‘on duty’ and in the office for the better part of the internship.
  • provide adequate workspace.
  • support the intern in finding a suitable place to stay during the internship and in making first appointments with the necessary authorities.
  • hold at least two in-depth conversations about expectations, tasks and learning outcomes in the context of the internship project with the intern, one at the beginning of his/her time in Germany, one at the end.
  • issue a letter or recommendation based on performance during the internship if asked for one by the intern.

The scholarship holder commits to

  • adhere to all rules and regulations agreed upon with the internship provider as well as DAAD’s program rules.
  • immediately inform DAAD, as well as the internship provider, should any problems or changes occur that might affect the internship.
  • do his/her best to successfully complete the internship.
  • be open-minded about his or her stay in another country, people and living conditions, and especially about his/her new colleagues. Be pro-active when it comes to exchange!
  • network with other DAAD/RISE scholarship holders in the region and to be helpful to new arrivals.
  • submit all reports and other documents requested by DAAD at the end of his/her scholarship period.

Cooperation possibility

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Support an intern with a partner-scholarship of 650 Euros per month.

Fully funded RISE Germany scholarships include: a monthly stipend of 650 Euros,  an allowance of 160 Euros for travel within Germany and an insurance package. Additionally, DAAD invites all RISE Germany interns to a three-day meeting in Heidelberg.

In the context of the Partner-Scholarship, DAAD provides the RISE Germany scholar with all the services mentioned above (insurance package, 160 Euros for travel in Germany, scholarship holders meeting) with exception of the monthly stipend (650 Euros per month, three months stay). The monthly rate can be covered by

  • the student’s home University
  •  by a partner institution in North America
  • by a Partner Organisation like the German Research Foundation – DFG in Germany

Support a scholarship with a donation of 1,000 Euro.

To enhance  a specific field of study in the RISE Germany program  – for example projects  in Zoology or in Botany or in Renewable Energy –  you can support those projects with a lump sum of  1,000 Euros. We will forward you those projects that are not ranked on fully funded DAAD scholarships. Thanks to the donation of your society or company those projects might get realized.

Contact

Michaela Gottschling
Team Leader
Scholarship Programs, North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
phone: +49 (228) 882- 567
email: gottschling@daad.de

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Interested in offering a partner-scholarship?

If you think about increasing the number of students from your university in the RISE Germany program, plesae have a look at our info sheet:

Description Partner Scholarship_RISE_2016

FAQ

Eligibility Criteria

I do not have U.S., Canadian or British citizenship. Am I eligible to apply?

Provided that you study at a United States, Canadian or British university/college, you are very welcome to apply. The application process is the same for U.S., Canadian and British citizens as for international students, so you do not need to submit any additional documents. However, you may need to obtain a visa for Germany and make sure that you will be allowed to re-enter the U.S., Canada or the UK after the internship. For visa-related information, visit the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Attention German Citizenship holders: You are only eligible to apply if you can prove that you have been living outside of Germany for six years or more.

I'm a freshman. Am I eligible to apply?

No. Applicants are required to have completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree program by the time of the internship.

I’m enrolled at a community college. Am I eligible to apply?

No, you are not eligible to apply. You have to be enrolled at a college / university with a 4-years program.

I will finish my undergraduate's degree before the internship. Am I eligible?

No, unfortunately not. You need to retain undergraduate status throughout the duration of the internship. This is due to German labor law; we cannot obtain a work permit waiver for you if you are not an undergraduate. Thus, should you graduate in spring or summer 2017, you are not eligible for RISE Germany 2017. All students who will graduate in winter 2017 or later are eligible to apply.


We encourage all Master students to apply for RISE professional, our sister program. Participants are matched with a German company, where they gain insight into the professional applications of science and engineering and develop their own practical skills. Just like RISE Germany, this program features a scholarship to cover living expenses.

I'm a pre-med student, but I am majoring in a field other than the natural sciences. Am I eligible to apply?

Yes, you are. Explain your situation in the cover letter which you upload in your online application. Pre-med students, who have already gotten their first B.A. degree, are not eligible for RISE Germany.

Do I have to be able to speak German?

German language ability is not required unless otherwise noted in the individual project descriptions. Get in touch with the PhD student if you want to discuss language requirements. Basic knowledge of German will prove helpful in everyday life, but the working language will be English.
DAAD can offer up to 90 spots for a paid german beginner language course at the DID institute. Selection is based on a first come- first serve basis.

I already have an internship arranged at a German university or institution. Can I participate in the program with this independently-organized internship?

No, this is not possible. We are not able to support personal or institutional contacts that already exist and are not open to the general public. RISE Germany is a program that offers every applicant the possibility to apply for any internship in the program.

Application process

How exactly do I send my application?

You have to submit your application online at the RISE Germany internship database before the deadline.

What should I consider when I search for projects in the internship database?

Do not restrict your search to a single field of study. Many projects treat aspects of, for instance, biology as well as chemistry. Because the PhD students have to choose a field of study when they submit their offers, you may miss some of them if you restrict your search to one particular field.

What should I consider when I choose my projects?

You should carefully choose the projects you apply for and make sure that they are in line with your academic field of interest. Withdrawals cause considerable inconvenience for DAAD and the PhD student. Projects at famous universities and research institutes are often heavily overbooked. In 2016, the maximum number of applications for one single project was 82. Thus, even highly qualified students will find it hard to be matched if they choose such projects only. We therefore suggest you submit at least one application for a project which is fully acceptable for you but for which you expect less competition by other applicants (e.g. because the project is somewhat exotic or the city is less well-known).

Cover letter: What should it include?

You are required to write one cover letter for each project that you apply to. You should describe your motivation for applying for this research internship, and you should supplement your resume by explaining how your past experience has prepared you for the position. You may also add a few words about your plans for the future. As salutary address you can directly address the PhD students.

Curriculum vitae (CV). What should it include?

You should include your contact details, information about your education and work or volunteer experience, and some details about your interest or previous experience in the field. To learn more about how to write a CV, please ask your university advisor or visit: http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/curriculumvitae/a/curriculumvitae.htm.

List of courses: What is the purpose of this list?

The “list of courses you will have completed by the time the internship begins” serves two purposes. First, since transcripts are ordered by semester rather than content, and because they often contain a large number of abbreviations, it is meant for the PhD students to better understand your academic history. And second, it gives you the chance to include all courses that are too recent to appear on the transcript.

Transcript: Do I have to upload an official transcript?

Yes, you have to upload an official current transcript in your online application. It does not matter if the transcript bears an “issued to student” stamp. Only official transcripts are accepted! Please feel free to open the sealed envelope in which you might receive your transcript in order to scan and upload it to your online application. In case you received an online password protected transcript be sure you print it out, scan it and upload it in your online application.

What is the certificate of enrollment?

The form “certificate of enrolment” is provided by the German Federal Employment Agency that needs certain information to be able to decide on the approval of an internship. The certificate has to show stamp of the university/college and signature of an authorized person. The expected date of graduation is required in order to prove your ongoing student status to the German Employment Agency- so that they are assured that you will be continuing your academic studies in fall 2017 upon completion of your internship in Germany. Some universities do not complete third-party verification forms. In this case we also accept the university’s own official enrolment form as long as it shows a prospective/anticipated/expected graduation date. This document is available to download on the RISE Germany database or here.

Letter of reference: Who should write it and what should it contain?

Ask a senior academic from your university who can judge how well you would perform in an international research internship setting. For this purpose, someone who has taught a small class that you attended or supervised you in the laboratory is the best choice. Please ask your referee (has to hold a PhD degree at least) to upload the letter of recommendation in the online database and not to write it in the database’s “Remarks” text field. The letter of reference has to be submitted with the official letterhead of the respective university and the referee’s original signature. We therefore propose to scan and convert the letter of reference into a PDF document before submitting it online. Please find below a guideline for your professor of what the letter of reference should contain:

  • Since when and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
  • The applicant is among the best students (in %): 5 %; 10 %;  20%; 30%; or no assessment possible
  • How does the applicant stand out in academic and personal terms and how would you assess his/her potential?
  • Of what significance is the aspired scholarship to the applicant’s academic and professional career?
  • Additional information that could be of importance to the scholarship award decision?
  • Degree of approval: Emphatic approval; Approval; Conditional Approval

Letter of reference: How should it be submitted?

Your letter of reference has to be submitted online by your professor. After you have logged in to the database and have saved your application for the first time you will find a field named “Letter of Reference – Please create a link for your professor.” Please insert you professor’s name and email address here. Within seconds a web-link will be created which is assigned to your professor’s name and email address. Your professor will get an email with this link and will be able to submit the letter of reference online.
Deadline for submitting the letter of recommendation is January 22,  2017.

I have submitted my application. What's next?

Once we receive your complete application, we will send you a confirmation via email. By mid-February, all PhD students submit a list of preference. They have the option to exclude undergraduates who they feel are unsuited, which rarely happens. We will then begin with the placement process and notify you of the outcome at the beginning of March or later. Note that we encourage the PhD students to contact applicants by phone or email in order to discuss the application.

What happens if I submit an incomplete application?

We do our best to notify you by email if your application is incomplete. However, if we have not received everything online by January 15, 2017, your application cannot be considered. There is one exception: Deadline for submitting the letter of recommendation is January 22, 2017.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to properly submit all requested application documents: working PDF documents, official transcript, official certificate of enrollment and a reference letter including an official letterhead and the referee’s signature.

Is the placement process standardized in some way?

Yes. RISE Germany receives a large number of applications both from North American / British undergraduates and from PhD students in Germany. Having a large pool of applications is one of the program’s strengths, but it requires that the placement process is carried out in a somewhat formalized way, as outlined below. The average GPA of students from the United States and Canada in 2014 was a GPA of 3.6 (out of 4; 4.3) and of students from Great Britain it was an average GPA of 60% (out of 100%).

How does the placement process actually work?

First of all, the PhD students send us their ranking of the applicants. This is the starting basis for all further decisions taken by DAAD. Afterwards, both the applying undergraduates and the project offers submitted by the Ph.D. students are ranked as follows:

  • undergraduates are ranked in order of academic performance, as indicated by their grade point average
  • projects are ranked in order of demand, as indicated by the number of applications they have attracted.
    The two rankings are then used to match undergraduates and projects. Once a pair has been matched, it is removed from the process.
  • the top ten projects are assigned one of the three applicants they have given highest priority (and who are still available at that time)
  • the top ten students with the best academic performance are assigned one of the three projects they have applied for (and which are still available at that time)
  • and so on – the placement process goes on in this alternating manner until all scholarships are awarded

Please note that this system is not absolute as we always try to make matches that please both undergraduates and Ph.D. students. By designing the  placement process the way we do, we believe to achieve a high level of fairness and transparency. Undergraduate students with good grades, undergraduate  students who provide applications convincing in other ways, Ph.D. students who  offer particularly attractive and interesting projects, and Ph.D. students offering  projects that are exactly what at least one high-ranked student is looking for – they are all considered.

Please keep in mind that no individual feedback can be provided on your application – not by email nor by phone. It is the combination of your motivation letter, academic performance, letter of recommendation, practical experience and the PhDs’ ranking which serve as determinants of the placement.

Experience shows that PhD students tend to prefer applicants who have already completed their third year of study and have gained some practical experience so far. Nevertheless, we also welcome a considerable amount of students who have just finished their second year of study and might not have extensive work experience but stand out through excellent letters of recommendation and high academic grades. There is no single determinant for being awarded a RISE Germany scholarship in this highly competitive program but a combination of various factors.

Questions about the scholarship

When exactly does the internship take place, and how long does it last?

You begin your internship between May 15 and July 7 (the three-day meeting of all RISE scholarship holders in Heidelberg takes place at the beginning of July 2017), and you stay for a period of three months (10 weeks minimum).
Unfortunately it is not possible to begin the internship before May 15. Due to the work permit waiver provided by DAAD for the entire group of RISE Germany participants, all internships must begin on or after May 15.
You can agree with the PhD student on the exact duration of the internship once you are accepted. The dates which the PhD students have indicated on the internship offer description are to be understood as timeframes, which are to be readjusted on an individual basis.

Do I need a VISA or a residence permit?

British or European citizens do not need a VISA.
U.S. and Canadian citizens who stay for 90 days or less in Germany do not need a VISA either. Students without such citizenship are strongly advised to check with the German Federal Foreign Office or your embassy whether they require one (see www.auswaertiges-amt.de).

Where can I get the work permit waiver?

DAAD arranges for you to receive a work permit waiver. We will send it directly to your German supervisor after your acceptance to the program and your arrange duration of the internship.

What is the amount of the scholarship?

The monthly DAAD scholarship rate amounts to 650,- Euros per month. If you stay more than 22 days in one calendar month, you receive the lump sum of 650,- Euros. If you stay less than 23 days in one month, the scholarship is calculated on a daily basis (650/30). The scholarship is meant to cover living expenses such as housing and food. The award also includes health insurance as well as accident and personal liability insurance, issued directly through the DAAD insurance office. In addition, all scholarship holders are invited to a paid-for three-day RISE Germany meeting in Heidelberg in July 2017. All participants of the RISE Germany meeting will receive an allowance of 160,- Euros to buy a Rail Pass.
Note that airfare to Germany and back is not covered.

Do I need a German bank account?

Yes, you will need a German bank account to receive your monthly stipend and also the travel stipend from DAAD. We recommend you to open an account as soon as you arrived in Germany. You have also the possibility to insert the bank account of your PhD supervisor if you will not be able to open your own account.
DAAD is not allowed to transfer the scholarship amount onto foreign bank accounts.

How will I find housing in Germany?

Your host will help you to find reasonably-priced housing for the duration of the internship, which can be anything from a room in a student dormitory to a shared apartment. You can certainly also use your own contacts to find suitable accommodation. Be careful with offers in the internet and don’t buy any rent before.

Apply now!

You meet all the application requirements for the RISE Germany program! Great! Then you are ready to get started.

Prepare your application completely online at the RISE Germany internship database. Please register in the database from December 1, 2016 onwards. Here you can search all internships offers. Memorize the interesting ones in a list, then apply for up to three projects.

Which documents do you need? (pdf format)

  1. Motivation (cover) letter for each project you apply for
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Up-to-date official university/college transcript
  4. List of courses, as a supplement to this transcript, you will have completed by the time the internship begins
  5. Letter of reference from a senior academic (holds at least a PhD degree) in your field of study from your home university. Please enter in the online form name and email address of your referee. The referee receives automatically an email with a link to upload his letter to your application.
  6. Verification / certificate of enrollment (download document)

Please note:

  • Only complete applications will be passed to the internship providers.
  • You may be contacted by the PhD students to discuss any question related to the application.

Contact

Daniela Wiesen
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 (228) 882- 425
email: rise-germany@daad.de

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Deadlines - RISE Germany

Application:
December 1, 2016 – January 15, 2017

Letters of reference:
December 1, 2016 – January 22, 2017

What applicants need to know

You are an undergraduate student studying at a US-American, Canadian or British University. Your major is in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering. You’d like to do an internship in Germany? Great! Please check carefully our application requirements and procedure.

Who can apply?

To apply for a internship placement for summer 2017 you must:

  • be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada or the UK as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, 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.

What does the scholarship include?

You will receive a monthly scholarship of 650 Euros for full month. The amount will be calculated on a daily basis if you will stay less than 22 days a month. DAAD provides health insurance, accident and personal liability insurance. All interns are invited to the three-day RISE Germany meeting in Heidelberg at the beginning of July and will receive an allowance of 160 Euros for travel to the meeting.

The scholarship does not cover international travel costs.

Internship Duration

You can start your internship between May 15 and July 7, 2017 for a duration of three month (minimum stay ten weeks). Generally speaking the start dates in the internship offers are meant as a timeframe. They are somewhat flexible and would be determined between you and your PhD supervisor. Get in touch with the PhD student if you have questions about the dates.

How do I apply?

The application is submitted completely online through the RISE database. If you are interested in participating, the first step for you is to register and to login to access the internship database. Then fill in the online application form and upload all necessary documents.  Please check the list of application documents you must submit at Apply now! The internship database opens between December 1, 2016 and January 15, 2017.

Deadlines

  1. The internship database opens between December 1, 2016 and January 15, 2017.
  2. All applications have to be submitted by January 15, 2017 online.
  3. All letters of recommendation have to be submitted by January 22, 2017.

Contact

Daniela Wiesen
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 (228) 882- 425
email: rise-germany@daad.de

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Eligibility Criteria

Can I apply if I am not enrolled at the time of the internship?

No. You have to be enrolled at a university in the United States or Canada at the time of the internship.

Who can apply for an internship?

The RISE professional internship program is open to graduate students at universities in the United States and Canada.
Undergraduate students may apply if they are RISE Alumni.
Enrolled students do not need to have citizenship or permanent residence status in one of these countries in order to apply for the RISE professional program.
Students have to proof their enrolment in a study program at a North American University at the time of the internship.

I do not have U.S. or Canadian citizenship. Am I eligible to apply?

Provided that you study at a United States or Canadian university/college, you are very welcome to apply. The application process is the same for U.S. and Canadian citizens as for international students, so you do not need to submit any additional documents. However, you may need to obtain a visa for Germany and make sure that you will be allowed to re-enter the U.S. or Canada after the internship. For visa-related information, visit the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.
Attention German Citizenship holders: You are only eligible to apply if you can prove that you have been living outside of Germany for six years or more.

Are the first applications preferred?

All applications will be send together to the companies. There will be no first come first served filling of the internship offers.

What if my studies are not included in the RISE professional program but similar to science?

Please feel free to check the internship offers carefully because there might be some offers which include aspects of your studies.

Do I have to be able to speak German?

German language ability is not required unless otherwise noted in the individual project descriptions. Basic knowledge of German will prove helpful in everyday life.
For those who plan to attend a language course in Germany, DAAD will cover 80 % of course-fees (max.500,- Euros).

Do I need a VISA or a residence permit?

U.S. and Canadian citizens who stay for 90 days or less in Germany do not need a VISA either. Students without such citizenship are strongly advised to check with the German Federal Foreign Office or your embassy whether they require one (see www.auswaertiges-amt.de).

Application process

What should the Cover letter include?

You are required to write a cover letter for each of the offers you apply to. You should describe your motivation for applying for a research internship, and you should supplement your resume by explaining how your past experience has prepared you for the position. You may also add a few words about your plans for the future. As salutary address you can use: “To whom it may concern”; or  “Dear Sir/Madam” or better the Name of the Supervisor.

Who should write the letter of reference and what should it contain?

Ask a senior academic from your university who can judge how well you would perform in an international research internship setting. For this purpose, someone who has taught a small class that you attended or supervised you in the laboratory is the best choice. Please ask your referee (has to hold a PhD degree at least) to upload the letter of recommendation in the online database and not to write it in the database’s “Remarks” text field. The letter of reference has to be submitted with the official letter head of the respective university and the referee’s original signature. We, therefore, propose to scan and convert the letter of reference into a pdf document before submitting it online. Please find below a guideline for your professor of what the letter of reference should contain:
– Since when and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
– The applicant is among the best students (in %): 5 %; 10 %;  20%; 30%; or no assessment possible
– How does the applicant stand out in academic and personal terms and how would you assess his/her potential?
– Of what significance is the aspired scholarship to the applicant’s academic and professional career?
– Additional information that could be of importance to the scholarship award decision?
– Degree of approval: Emphatic approval; Approval; Conditional Approval

How should the letter of reference be submitted?

Your letter of reference has to be submitted by your professor online. After you have logged in to the database and have saved your application for the first time you will find a field named “Letter of Reference – Please create a link for every professor.” Please insert you professor’s name and email address here. An email will be send to your professor.  In the email your professor will be guided to an online portal where he/she has to register first. After the registration your professor will receive a confirmation email that the registration has been successful. Now, he/she can submit the letter of recommendation for you.

What should the official Transcript look like?

You have to upload a current official transcript in your online application. It does not matter if the transcript bears an “issued to student” stamp. Only official transcripts are accepted! Please feel free to open the sealed envelope in which you might receive your transcript in order to scan and upload it to the RISE professiional online application.

What should the List of subjects include?

Since the transcript often only lists abbreviations of the courses and the German employers may not know these abbreviations the list of subjects is only meant to give an additional surview of your studies. This is also your chance to explain the relevant classes (content of the courses) if you like. Besides some of the transcripts do not show the courses that you are taking right now. Therefore this is a good chance to list and explain the courses that are relevant for the internship.

Apply now!

You meet all the application requirements for the RISE Professional program. Great. Then you are ready to get started.

Please register in the database starting on December 1, 2016. You have access to the internship offers submitted by German companies and can prepare your application completly online. You may apply for up to 3 internships. The application deadline is January 31, 2017 (date of receipt). Please note that all documents have to be submitted by then. At the beginning of March 2017 you will be notified whether or not your application has been successful.

Complete the online application form  and upload the following documents:

WHICH DOCUMENTS DO YOU NEED? (PDF FORMAT)

  1. Motivation (cover) letter addressed to the companies you apply for
  2.  Curriculum vitae/résumé
  3. List of subjects studied by the time the internship Begins
  4. Letter of reference from a past employer (if available)
  5. Official university/college transcript (No unofficial transcripts are accepted! Please open the envelope of the official transcript if necessary. The original transcript has to be sent after acceptance to DAAD headoffice)
  6. Completed “Certificate of enrolment” form
  7. Copy of the passport
  8. Letter of reference from a senior academic / professor in your field of study from the university you are enrolled at

Please note:

  • Only completed applications can be considered and will be passed to the companies.
  • You may be contacted by the companies to which you have applied to discuss any question related to the application.

Contact

Annkristin Ermel
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 228 882- 696
email: rise-pro@daad.de

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Deadlines

Application deadline:
December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Letters of reference:
December 1, 2016 – February 7, 2017

What applicants need to know

You are an enrolled Master- or Ph.D. student (or a Bachelor who is a RISE Germany- Alumni). Your Major is in biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences or physics. You would like to work in a German company for the summer. Great! Please check carefully our application requirements and procedure.

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Who can apply?

To apply for a RISE Professional internship you must:

  • be a student enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program at a North American university (at the time of the internship) in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science or Engineering (or a closely related field)
    or
    be an undergraduate RISE Germany- Alumni in a relevant field studying at a North American university (at the time of the internship)
  • Applicants must prove their enrolment at the time of the internship
  • Recent graduates are not eligible to apply
  • German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship. Some require at least an intermediate level of German language skills while others require none at all

What does the scholarship include?

1) DAAD will provide a monthly scholarship of:
– 150 Euros for undergraduates
– 250 Euros for  MA-students
– 500 Euros for  Ph.D. students.
2) The host companies will contribute an additional stipend of at least 500 Euros net per month.
3) Each scholarship holder will receive a lump sum of 800 Euros for travel expenses and a travel reimbursement for the trip to the scholarship meeting.
4) DAAD will also provide health insurance and accident and personal/private liability insurance.
5) All scholarship holders will be invited to a scholars meeting.
6) For those who plan to attend a language course in Germany, DAAD will cover 70 % of course-fees (max. 500 Euros).

Internship Duration

An internship is possible for a period up to 3 months between May and December 2017.

How do I apply?

The application is submitted completely online through the RISE Professional  database. If you are interested in participating, the first step for you is to register and to login to access the internship database. Then fill in the online application form and upload all necessary documents.  Please check the list of application documents you must submit at Apply now! The internship database opens between December 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.

Deadlines

  1. The internship database opens between December 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.
  2. All applications have to be submitted by January 31, 2017 online!
  3. All letters of recommendation have to be submitted by February 7, 2017!

Contact

Annkristin Ermel
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 228  882- 696
email: rise-pro@daad.de

Quality standards

We have drafted a few benchmarks to help all participants, including our team, to maintain those standards. Please find these benchmarks below.

The DAAD RISE team commits to

  • review all project offers submitted to the program database for compliance with our standards.
  • review all applications submitted to the program database for compliance with our standards. (Is the application complete? Do official documents such as the certificate of enrolment or a letter of reference bear the university’s letterhead and a signature/seal?)
  • review all applications submitted to the program database for academic quality of the applicant.
  • make all administrative procedures as transparent as possible and keep internship providers and applicants informed about the stages of their applications via automatically generated email messages.
  • answer individual requests in a timely fashion. If the request does not warrant an individualized response, information might be provided by a general email message.
  • select and match scholarship holders with internships on the basis of clearly defined and transparent criteria.
  • have the programs evaluated by external experts on a regular basis.
  • contact program participants to solicit their ideas for changes in program administration and other suggestions for improvements.

The internship provider commits to

  • submit clearly outlined and informative descriptions of internship projects which provide information about specific tasks and envisioned learning outcomes for the future intern.
  • appoint a mentor to the intern who will be in regular contact with the intern and who will be ‘on duty’ and in the office for the better part of the internship.
  • provide adequate workspace.
  • support the intern in finding a suitable place to stay during the internship and in making first appointments with the necessary authorities.
  • hold at least two in-depth conversations about expectations, tasks and learning outcomes in the context of the internship project with the intern, one at the beginning of his/her time in Germany, one at the end.
  • issue a letter or recommendation based on performance during the internship if asked for one by the intern.

The scholarship holder commits to

  • adhere to all rules and regulations agreed upon with the internship provider as well as DAAD’s program rules.
  • immediately inform DAAD, as well as the internship provider, should any problems or changes occur that might affect the internship.
  • do his/her best to successfully complete the internship.
  • be open-minded about his or her stay in another country, people and living conditions, and especially about his/her new colleagues. Be pro-active when it comes to exchange!
  • network with other DAAD/RISE scholarship holders in the region and to be helpful to new arrivals.
  • submit all reports and other documents requested by DAAD at the end of his/her scholarship period.

Quality standards

We have drafted a few benchmarks to help all participants, including our team, to maintain those standards. Please find these benchmarks below.

The DAAD RISE team commits to

  • review all project offers submitted to the program database for compliance with our standards.
  • review all applications submitted to the program database for compliance with our standards. (Is the application complete? Do official documents such as the certificate of enrolment or a letter of reference bear the university’s letterhead and a signature/seal?)
  • review all applications submitted to the program database for academic quality of the applicant.
  • make all administrative procedures as transparent as possible and keep internship providers and applicants informed about the stages of their applications via automatically generated email messages.
  • answer individual requests in a timely fashion. If the request does not warrant an individualized response, information might be provided by a general email message.
  • select and match scholarship holders with internships on the basis of clearly defined and transparent criteria.
  • have the programs evaluated by external experts on a regular basis.
  • contact program participants to solicit their ideas for changes in program administration and other suggestions for improvements.

The internship provider commits to

  • submit clearly outlined and informative descriptions of internship projects which provide information about specific tasks and envisioned learning outcomes for the future intern.
  • appoint a mentor to the intern who will be in regular contact with the intern and who will be ‘on duty’ and in the office for the better part of the internship.
  • provide adequate workspace.
  • support the intern in finding a suitable place to stay during the internship and in making first appointments with the necessary authorities.
  • hold at least two in-depth conversations about expectations, tasks and learning outcomes in the context of the internship project with the intern, one at the beginning of his/her time in Germany, one at the end.
  • issue a letter or recommendation based on performance during the internship if asked for one by the intern.

The scholarship holder commits to

  • adhere to all rules and regulations agreed upon with the internship provider as well as DAAD’s program rules.
  • immediately inform DAAD, as well as the internship provider, should any problems or changes occur that might affect the internship.
  • do his/her best to successfully complete the internship.
  • be open-minded about his or her stay in another country, people and living conditions, and especially about his/her new colleagues. Be pro-active when it comes to exchange!
  • network with other DAAD/RISE scholarship holders in the region and to be helpful to new arrivals.
  • submit all reports and other documents requested by DAAD at the end of his/her scholarship period.

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Teamleader RISE programs

Michaela Gottschling
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 (228) 882- 567
email: gottschling@daad.de

RISE Germany

Daniela Wiesen
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 (228) 882- 425
email: rise-germany@daad.de

RISE Professional

Annkristin Ermel
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 (228) 882- 696
email: rise-pro@daad.de

RISE Worldwide

Martina Ludwig
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 (228) 882- 104
email: rise-ww@daad.de

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Reports

Reports from past RISE Germany participants

Biology

  • Amanda Perozzo (University of Ottawa, 2015 – FH Cologne)
  • Abrar Zawed (Minnesota State University, 2014 – MPI Martinsried)

Chemistry

  • Paul Kim (Yale University, 2015 – University of Konstanz)
  • Stefan M. Eres (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2013 – HU Berlin)

Earth Science

Fei Luo (University of Victoria, 2012 – University of Göttingen)

Engineering

Physics

Reports from past RISE supervisors (in English)

Find an internship

Are you looking for a practical, career-building experience in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering (or closely related subjects)? Are you a  Master or Ph.D. Student (or a Bachelor student who already is a RISE Germany- Alumni) from the United States or Canada? If you have answered both questions with “yes”, then apply for a three month summer professional internship in Germany. Recent graduates are not eligible. All participants have to prove their enrollment during the time of the internship. It takes  place in a broad spectrum of companies. You will receive a scholarship and travel expenses.

Offer an internship

Are you a professor, a postdoc or a Ph.D. student at a research institute? Do you want to become a host for a German undergraduate intern?

The RISE Worldwide program offers research internships for German Bachelor students in the fields of natural sciences and Engineering. Research institutes all over the world can participate. RISE Worldwide supports the students with a monthly scholarship.

The next application round for internship providers starts on September 1, 2016.

For Canadian internship providers submission is already possible through Mitacs.

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Internships in Canada - NEW

  • DAAD has partnered with Canada’s Mitacs to create the new RISE Globalink Research Internships .
  • The timetable for next round has changed and starts earlier: Faculty Project Submissions for Summer 2017 have already started.
  • For German interns the duration of the internship can be between 10-12 weeks (this point is not explicitly mentioned in the call for project submission)

Our partners at Mitacs are now accepting project submissions from Canadian faculty. Project submissions will be accepted until June 16, 2016 at 5 pm PDT.
For more information and to submit a project, please click here: Project Submission for RISE Worldwide Canada 

Should you have any questions about RISE Globalink, please contact us at rise-ww@daad.de

About the program

RISE Worldwide – Research Internships in Science and Engineering

German undergraduate students with good grades and recommendations from the fields of earth sciences, engineering, natural sciences, medicine, and related disciplines will be matched with researchers worldwide. DAAD provides scholarships for the successful applicants to help cover part of the living and travel costs. In 2016 DAAD funded 228 German students, going to 38 different countries with RISE Worldwide

RISE Worldwide was first offered in 2010. One target was to offer German undergraduates the possibility to go abroad during the summer months. We want to motivate undergraduate students to get international experience in field of natural science, engineering and life sciences.

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DAAD’s RISE programs place undergraduate and graduate students in sciences and engineering in research and work internships with companies, universities and research institutes.Our RISE programs traditionally have high quality standards. In 2011, the RISE program won the Andrew Heiskell Award.

RISE Worldwide

RISE Worldwide offers summer research internships across the world to German undergraduate students with academic training in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field.

  • Students assist in research and lab work for a proposed project
  • Placements include research groups, laboratories, and doctoral students who wish to strengthen their ties with Germany by hosting a motivated and well-qualified student
  • All students receive a scholarship from DAAD to help cover living expenses and travel costs
  • Funding is possible for a period up to three months
  • Working language will be in English

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Worldwide is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

RISE Professional

RISE Professional offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and Ph.D. students from North America at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry.

  • The program is open for students in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering or a closely related field)
  • All participants receive a scholarship from DAAD and an additional stipend from their host company/institution to help cover living expenses
  • Funding is possible for a period of three months in summer or fall
  • Geman language requirements vary according to the internship placement
  • Undergraduates who are Alumni from the RISE Germany program are also eligible to apply
  • Recent graduates are not eligible to apply
  • All applicants have to be enrolled during the time of the internship

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Professional is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

About the program

RISE Professional – Research Internships in Science and Engineering

There are only few scholarship programs offering a working experience abroad. In order to meet this need, RISE Professional matches North American interns with German companies and with non-university research institution that have a strong reference to industry.

RISE Professional started in 2006 as a sister program of RISE Germany. One target was to offer RISE Germany alumni the possibility to come back to Germany and to experience research out of university and to do research in a work environment. Our objective remains to promote the exchange of students  to Germany in the fields of natural science, engineering and life sciences.

Benefits for everyone

Zusatzinformationen

Excellent!

DAAD’s RISE programs place undergraduate and graduate students in sciences and engineering in research and work internships with companies, universities and research institutes.Our RISE programs traditionally have high quality standards. In 2011, the RISE program won the Andrew Heiskell Award.

Our partners

In its first five years RISE – (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) was supported by generous grants from the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal  Ministry of Economics and Technology. Currently, RISE  is supported by the Federal Foreign Office and by many partners. Become one of them!

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the RISE program!

Help DAAD spread the word!

Doctoral students, young researchers, and academics support the program at their institutions. But we receive also assistance from several important professional organizations . They help promote the program among their constituents, assist us in answering more subject-specific questions, and provide information for the fellows about study and research in their subject areas. If you are interested in spreading the word about the RISE program familiy – please contact us!

Support an intern and co-finance the scholarship!

Every year, we receive more offers for research internships from German universities who would like to participate in the RISE Germany program, and more applications from North American and British students, than we can shoulder with our RISE budget.

DAAD has funds for about 180 scholarships, yet for the past seven years, we have been able to invite over 300 RISE participants, thanks to co-operations with, for example, the German Research Foundation, German universities, the ‘Fonds der Chemischen Industrie’ (Association of Chemical Industries), and – last but not least – thanks to Partner-Scholarships offered by British, Canadian and US-American universities.  Are you interested in offering co-financing? Please contact us.

Our partners in the USA

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  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • DAAD Alumni Association of the USA
  • Drexel University
  • Emory University
  • Fordham University
  • German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) Foundation, New York
  • Havard University
  • Lehigh University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • Spelman College
  • University of Portland
  • University of Rochester
  • Yale University

Our partners in Canada

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From Fall 2016 onwards we work together with the Canadian Organisation Mitacs. They support each year 60 Canadian students with scholarships.

  • University of Alberta
  • McGill University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Université de Sherbrooke

Our partners in Germany

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  • BASF – The Chemical Company (www.basf.com)
  • Deutsche Bahn (DB) – German Railway (www.db.de)
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)
    (http://www.dpg-physik.de/)
  • Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (DZG)
    (www.dzg-ev.de)
  • Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)
    (http://fonds.vci.de)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
  • GeoUnion (www.geo-union.de)
  • German Botanical Society (DBG)
    (www.deutsche-botanische-gesellschaft.de)
  • German Research Foundation
    (www.dfg.de/en)
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.
    www.gdch.de
  • Hessisches Ministerium für Kunst und Wirtschaft
    (www.hmwk.hessen.de)
  • Max Planck Gesellschaft
  • Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft
    (www.steuben-schurz.org)

Contact

Michaela Gottschling
Teamleader
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
GERMANY
phone: +49 (228) 882- 567
email: gottschling@daad.de

Find an internship

You’d like to do a research internship in Germany? A great idea! The extensive RISE Germany database offers a wide range of internships in Science and Engineering.

Find out about dates, application documents, selection criteria, the selection process, language requirements and scholarship benefits. We look forward to welcoming you in Germany!

Zusatzinformationen

Deadlines - RISE Germany

Application:
December 1, 2016 – January 15, 2017

Letters of reference:
December 1, 2016 – January 22, 2017

About the program

RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 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.  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.

Zusatzinformationen

Excellent!

DAAD’s RISE programs place undergraduate and graduate students in sciences and engineering in research and work internships with companies, universities and research institutes.Our RISE programs traditionally have high quality standards. In 2011, the RISE program won the Andrew Heiskell Award.

RISE Germany

RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American and British universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.

  • Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field)
  • DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses
  • Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors
  • German language is not required and the working language will be in English

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Reports

Learn about the amazing experiences of North American students who came to work at German companies. Find out how rewarding exchanging ideas can be and how enriching it is to be a part of it.

Biology

Sara Mirali, Göttingen, DPZ, 2015

Adam Flacyk, Langen, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, 2013

Caroline Davis, Bad Heiligenstadt, iba, 2011

Chemistry

Jenny Tian, Hanau, Evonik Industries AG, 2014

Brian Kispert, Ludwigshafen, BASF, 2014

Richard Galas, Ludwigshafen, BASF, 2013

Leanne Chen, Stuttgart, Robert Bosch, 2012

Elzbieta Stepowska, Monheim, Bayer Crop Science AG, 2011

Earth Science

Erin Cummings, Detmold, Dr. Kerth + Lampe, 2010

Engineering

Ali Taleb, Ottobrun, Bauhaus, 2015

Michael Bruckner, Marl, Evonik, 2012

Heng Kuang, München, Simens AG, 2010

Physics

Gabriel Ehrlich, Berlin Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, 2015

Sujoy Ghosh,  Berlin, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, 2015

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