Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

About the DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

RISE Germany offers summer research work alongside PhD students in Germany for undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, and physics. Students are pairs with a PhD student, who serves as a professional and personal mentor and helps to integrate scholarships recipients into the laboratory. The scholarship helps cover living expenses and partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance. German language skills are not required but can be helpful.

Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover expenses. International travel costs are not covered.

Start dates range between May 15 and July 10, 2017 for a duration of ten weeks to three months. Dates may be flexible.

The application and internship database are open from December 1 through January 15.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Germany

Eligible applicants:

Open to second- and third-year students who will be matriculated as undergraduates during the period of the internship.
– are undergraduate students with majors in biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, or physics
– are citizens of North American countries or the UK

Student year:

Student year at time of application:  Undergraduate – Junior or below

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) application process:


Candidates should search the RISE website’s application portal for information on specific internship opportunities in line with their academic and research interests. Applicants are encouraged to apply to more than one project.

The internship database and application are open between December 1 and January 15. Contact CFSA to discuss first steps!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  https://www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany/

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,