RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Professional offers research internships for a period of three months in Germany. The programme is open to students from the USA, Canada, Great Britain or Ireland who are interested in gaining serious practical experience in a German company or at a non-university research institution that has strong relations with industry.
Applicants for a RISE Professional internship must:
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. Applicants must provide proof of their enrolment at the time of the internship. Recent graduates are not eligible to apply.
The DAAD will provide a monthly scholarship of:
The host companies will contribute an additional stipend of at least 500 euros net per month.
Each scholarship holder will receive travel expenses depending on the country of origin and a travel reimbursement for the trip to a three-day RISE meeting in Heidelberg. The DAAD will also provide health insurance as well as accident and personal liability insurance.
An internship is possible for a period of up to 3 months (10 weeks minimum) between May and December.
Applications can be submitted completely online through the RISE Professional database. The first step is to register and login to access the internship database. Then fill in the online application form and upload all necessary documents. You can apply until 16 December for internships in the following year.