RISE Professional – Application portal

You are a Master student or PhD candidate at a North American, British or Irish University? Great! Then you are ready to get started with your application for the RISE Professional program.

For summer 2024: The deadline for applications has already expired.  We are reviewing the applications by January 7.

At the end of February 2024 you will be notified whether or not your application has been successful.

Carefully check the internship options:
If the minimum wage (12 € / h before tax) is not offered, only enrolled students can apply and the maximum duration of the internship is 3 months.
Recent graduates can only apply to offers with minimum wage (12 € / h before tax).

Complete the online application form  and upload the following documents:


  1. Motivation (cover) letter addressed to the companies you apply for
  2. Curriculum vitae/résumé
  3. Letter of reference from a past employer (if available)
  4. List of subjects studied by the time the internship begins
  5. Current official university/college transcript (No unofficial transcripts are accepted! Please open the envelope of the official transcript if necessary. )
  6. Previous Bachelor and/or Master certificate degree (mandatory if applicable)
  7. Completed “Certificate of enrolment” form (has to show the expected date of graduation download document)
  8. Copy of the passport
  9. Letter of reference from a senior academic / professor in your field of study

Please note:

  • Only completed applications can be considered and will be passed to the companies. If you have problems with getting official documents due to the pandemic situation, please contact us.
  • You may be contacted by the companies to which you have applied to discuss any question related to the application.


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