RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Professional offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and Ph.D. students from USA, Canada, Great Britain or Ireland at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry.
- The internship database opens between November 1 and December 15, 2022
- All applications have to be submitted by December 15, 2022 online
- All letters of reference have to be submitted by January 15, 2023
ContactDAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
CitizenshipUS Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Citizenships
StatusEntering Graduate, Graduate
Scholarships cover living expenses, but not flights.
DAAD RISE Professional—RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering—offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and Ph.D. students from North America at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry. RISE Professional is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The program is open for students in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering or a closely related field. All participants receive a scholarship from DAAD and an additional stipend from their host company/institution to help cover living expenses. Funding is possible for a period of three months in summer or fall. German language requirements vary according to the internship placement. Undergraduates who are Alumni from the RISE Germany program are also eligible to apply. Recent graduates are not eligible to apply. All applicants have to be enrolled during the time of the internship.
Duke's Department of German Studies has a database of other opportunities in German studies. Visit their website to view the list.
There are no citizenship requirements: Provided that you study at a United States or Canadian university/college, you are very welcome to apply. The application process is the same for U.S. and Canadian citizens as for international students, so you do not need to submit any additional documents. However, you may need to obtain a visa for Germany and make sure that you will be allowed to re-enter the U.S. or Canada after the internship. For visa-related information, visit the website of the German Federal Foreign Office. Attention German Citizenship holders: You are only eligible to apply if you can prove that you have been living outside of Germany for six years or more.