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DAAD – RISE 2012. A Success Story: Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Contact: rise@daad.de. What is RISE? A program for Undergrads. “Research Internships in Science and Engineering” 8-12 weeks in summer Web-based matching process

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daad rise 2012
DAAD – RISE 2012

A Success Story: Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Contact: rise@daad.de

what is rise a program for undergrads
What is RISE? A program for Undergrads
  • “Research Internships in Science and Engineering”
  • 8-12 weeks in summer
  • Web-based matching process
  • Undergrads work directly with German doctoral students at top labs across the country
  • No German required but DAAD supports intensive language courses prior to the start of the internship
  • Scholarships and housing assistance provided
  • 306 interns placed in 2011
  • Next deadline: January 31, 2012
rise 2011
RISE 2011

In 2011 the RISE Internship Database contained 687 Research Internships including:

  • 197 Biology Projects
  • 91 Chemistry Projects
  • 249 Engineering Projects
  • 127 Physics Projects
  • 23 Earth Science Projects
rise 2012
RISE 2012
  • Online application at www.daad.de/rise
  • Which documents are required?
    • One cover letter for each project (up to 3 projects possible)
    • A Curriculum Vitae
    • List of Courses
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Certificate of Enrollment
what students say
What Students Say
  • Living and performing research in Germany was a life changing experience for me. There is no better way to learn about yourself and grow than living alone in a foreign country.

Rebecca Getman, U Berlin, Organic Chemistry

  • You’re probably asking yourself: Should I apply to the RISE program? Yes, you

should definitely apply to the RISE program. I enjoyed my experience in and out of the lab. Stephen Brunner, U Hamburg, Physics

the next step for interested students
The Next Step For Interested Students
  • Go to www.daad.de/rise-programs
  • Contactrise@daad.de
  • Online applicationsaccepted from December 6th, 2011 until January 31st, 2012
graduates rise professional
Graduates: RISE professional
  • R&D internships with leading German companies.
  • Directed at graduate students and recent graduates or undergraduate DAAD alumni from North America.
  • Six weeks to six months (beginning in the summer).
  • Scholarships funded through DAAD and participating companies.
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Graduates: RISE professional
  • Knowledge GERMAN: often not a requirement but a definite PLUS, so DAAD sponsors your participation in a language course with up to€ 500,-.
  • All RISE professional participants meet in Bonn for their scholarship holders meeting (costs covered by DAAD).
  • Interested? Please go to www.daad.de/rise-programs to check internship offers and to apply. The database opens December 6.
rise professional
RISE professional

RISE professional participants 2010 have interned at:

  • Henkel
  • Bayer
  • BASF
  • Merck
  • Draeger Medical
  • Fresenius
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RISE professional

RISE professional participants in 2010 are saying:

  • “My decision to apply to the RISE Professional program has to be one of the best I have ever made. Coming to work for a German company has given me the opportunity to develop professionally and at the same time flourish personally through meeting new people.” (Ryan Thaner, Rice University, internship with Henkel in Duesseldorf)
  • “I know that in this increasingly global economy, international experience and cultural mastery are at a premium. The DAAD professional scholarship was the perfect way for me to attain these highly desirable skills and begin my career advancement in one of the world’s strongest, most dynamic economies.” (Benjamin Johnson, University of Iowa, internship with J. Wagner, Markdorf)

Thank you for your attention!

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