The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that for summer 2010 we will again offer the RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) and RISE professional programs. Scholarships are awarded to American and Canadian undergraduates (RISE) and graduate students (RISE professional) in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences (geology), and engineering. RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience.
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 built-in social network with an excellent opportunity to develop new technical skills. RISE participants receive a scholarship to cover living expenses. RISE interns are not only exposed to advanced research but have the rare opportunity to learn about Germany from the inside as they make new friends, establish professional contacts and spend weekends exploring the heart of Europe.
Online registration and the internship database for RISE both open on December 7th.
RISE professional is designed for recent graduates, Master’s and PhD students, and alumni of the RISE program 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 six weeks to 6 months. Similar to RISE, this program features a scholarship to cover living expenses. Online registration is currently available and students receive all necessary information by the end of October, enabling them to access the internship offers submitted by German companies.
The application deadline for both programs is January 31, 2010.
To find out about eligibility and the application process, as well as to read reports from past participants, please visit: www.daad.de/rise and www.daad.de/rise-pro. Please note students may only apply for one of the two programs and not for both at the same time. Please email all queries about RISE and RISE professional to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com respectively.