The RISE internship let me learn from some of the top scientists in Germany while giving me a deeper appreciation for German culture that won't be found sightseeing in Berlin for a day or two. I became friends with the people, learned the language, fought with the bureaucracy, and truly lived in Germany, all around a life-changing experience. Read more from Asher...

Asher Hollenbeak, RISE Germany intern at Ruhr University Bochum

Reports from past RISE Germany participants


  • Catherine Liu (Bowdoin College, 2017 – Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
  • Danielle LaPlante (Northern Arizona University, 2016 – U Lübeck)


Earth Science

  • Matthew Sutton (University of Oxford, 2017 – Universität Heidelberg)
  • Audrey Brown (Tulane University, 2017 – Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research)
  • Elizabeth Rider (MIT, 2016 – Leibniz Institut TROPOS, Leipzig)



  • Joanna Krynski (McMaster University, 2017 – Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)
  • Conor MacBride (University of St. Andrews, 2017 – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Rachel Mersch (University of Tenessee-Knoxville, 2016 – Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg)