The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that for summer 2011 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 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: www.daad.de/rise or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1.5 to 6 months. Similar to RISE, this new program features a scholarship to cover living expenses. Online registration is currently available. To learn more about RISE professional, please visit: www.daad.de/rise-pro or email: email@example.com.
Additionally, after the successful implementation of RISE in North America 2009 and 2010, the program is returning in an extended version in 2011: 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.
Online registration and the internship database for RISE and RISE professional open on December 6th. The application deadline for both programs is January 31, 2011.
Students who are interested in applying for summer 2011 research in Germany should contact the National Scholarship Office (HonorsNSO@vcu.edu).