German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Internship Programs Application Deadlines November 25, 2012 and January 31, 2013

Submitted by michele.lawrie-munro on Oct 23 2012


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that for summer 2013 we will again offer three internship programs: RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), RISE professional and RISE worldwide. RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience. All three programs are targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology) and related disciplines.


RISE undergrads have the opportunity to work on cutting edge research projects at top research institutions (e.g., Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German PhD students in a unique mentoring partnership to ensure immediate integration into hands-on lab work and a built-in social network with an excellent opportunity to develop new technical skills. RISE participants receive a scholarship to cover living expenses. To learn more about RISE, please visit: or email:


RISE professional is designed for recent graduates, Master's and PhD students, and undergraduate RISE/DAAD alumni who are matched with a well-known German company, where they gain insight into the professional applications of science and engineering and develop practical skills. Internships can last from one-and-a-half to six months. Similar to RISE, this program features a scholarship to cover living expenses. Online registration is currently available. To learn more about RISE professional, please visit: or email:


Online registration and the internship database for RISE and RISE professional open on December 6th. The application deadline for both programs is January 31, 2013.


Also continuing this year is RISE worldwide. German students in the early stages of their studies who have the ambition to work abroad and gain hands-on research experience in their fields will be matched with researchers worldwide who wish to engage in a meaningful cooperation with a young German scholar. These German interns receive a DAAD scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs. Participating hosts receive invaluable assistance with their own work—they profit both professionally and personally from contact with the intern, having the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the culture, lifestyle and higher education system in Germany.


Research groups interested in hosting a German research assistant in the summer of 2013 are invited to participate in RISE worldwide and to submit project proposals at: The time-frame for the submission of project proposals has already begun and will close on November 25, 2012.