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


  • Nicola Ede (University of Oxford, 2017 – Universität Paderborn)
  • Ojong Tabot (York University, 2017 – Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
  • Caroline Krzyszkowski (Queen’s University, 2016 – U Heidelberg)
  • Paul Kim (Yale University, 2015 – University of Konstanz)
  • Stefan M. Eres (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2013 – HU Berlin)

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)
  • Joana Kollert (University of Southampton, 2015 – GEOMAR, Kiel)
  • Fei Luo (University of Victoria, 2012 – University of Göttingen)



  • 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)
  • David Leclerc (Université de Sherbrooke, 2015 – TU Dresden)
  • Chiara Decaroli (University of Edinburgh, 2013 – University of Hamburg)

Reports from past RISE supervisors (in English)