DAAD RISE Professional Internships

Students about to complete their bachelor's or undergrads who are DAAD alumni can apply for these summer internships with German companies

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Professional matches North American, British or Irish graduate students and undergraduate RISE Germany alumni with German companies and with non-university research institution that have a strong reference to industry. The objective remains for the program to promote the exchange of students to Germany in the fields of natural science, engineering and life sciences and to be a source of mutual cultural and professional enrichment for both the interns and their host companies.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2019


An internship must be completed at a partner company for a period up to 3 months between May 15 and December 31, 2018.

Eligibility Requirements

The program is open for students enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program at a North American, British or Irish university (at the time of the internship) in the field of biology, chemistry, Computer science, physics, earth science, engineering or a closely related field or to undergraduate RISE Germany- Alumni in a relevant field studying at a North American, British or Irish university (at the time of the internship). German language requirements vary according to the internship placement. Undergraduates who are Alumni from the RISE Germany program are also eligible to apply. Recent graduates are not eligible to apply. All applicants have to be enrolled during the time of the internship.

Application Process

The application is submitted completely online through the RISE Professional database. If you are interested in participating, the first step for you is to register and to login to access the internship database. Then fill in the online application form and upload all necessary documents. The internship database opens between November 1, 2018 and December 15, 2018.