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, British or Irish interns with German companies and with non-university research institution that have a strong reference to industry.
RISE Professional started in 2006 for North American students 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. Since 2018 we welcome students from Great Britain and Ireland. Our objective remains to promote the exchange of students to Germany in the fields of natural science, engineering and life sciences.
Benefits for everyone
Due to the pandemic situation, RISE was cancelled for 2020. DAAD is still following the developments regarding the coronavirus in order to flexibly react to changing situations. As of now, we expect the RISE programs to resume as planned in 2021. For any updates, please check the RISE website.