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Research Internships in Germany

Each year since 2005, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) - or German Academic Exchange Service - has offered offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from the United States. The objective is to promote student exchange to Germany in the fields of natural science, engineering and life sciences, and to motivate undergraduate students to learn more about Germany’s research landscape  and study opportunities.

Students who receive a RISE (Research Internship in Science and Engineering) are carefully matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend of 650 Euros to cover everyday costs.

Thomas Ziebro, Summer 2015 DAAD RISE RecipientAbout 300 scholarships are available each year. In 2015, nine (9) students from the OSU College of Engineering were awarded a RISE and spent the summer interning in Germany.

To qualify, students must:

  • be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada or the UK as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field);
  • be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the internship placement;
  • prove that they will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place.

German language skills are not required for most positions and the working language will generally be English.

The internship database opens on 1 December and and will remain open until 15 January when all applications are due. For more information please visit the DAAD RISE website.

To apply, click here.