DAAD RISE Summer Internship

The DAAD Summer Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) is a six to twelve-week program supporting interns working on scientific research projects at top research institutions in Germany. Awardees may choose from among 500+ research projects. German language skills are helpful but not required. Participants receive a monthly stipend, health insurance, and assistance arranging housing. Approximately 300 are awarded annually. Sophomores and juniors of any nationality studying biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, or engineering in the US or Canada may apply. Sponsored by Deutscher Akadimischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) German Academic Exchange Service.


This scholarship does not require a nomination from the University of Minnesota. The Office for National and International Scholarships consults with interested students on assembling competitive applications, helps them prepare for interviews or other stages of the selection process as necessary, and publicizes results.


Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2020
Campus Contact: 
Application Year(s): 
Sophomore; Junior
Award Type(s): 
Internship component; Research component; Abroad experience; Open to international students

University of MN Recipients


  • 2020 – Hannah Bodmer, Biology (deferred)
  • 2020 – Maggie Engstrom, Neuroscience (deferred)
  • 2019 – Michelle Uchenik, Biomedical Engineering
  • 2019 – Matthew DeJong, Chemical Engineering
  • 2019 – Clara Lemaitre, Computer Engineering
  • 2016 – Caitlin Puro, Chemistry
  • 2013 – Julia Brekke, Biomedical Engineering
  • 2013 – Alexander Hron, Biochemistry and Chemistry
  • 2013 – Maxwell Shinn, Neuroscience and Mathematics
  • 2013 – Kanav Khosla, Mechanical Engineering
  • 2012 – Mark Strom, Chemistry
  • 2011 – Louisa Savereide, Chemical Engineering
  • 2010 – Karl LaFleur, Biomedical Engineering
  • 2009 – Bridget Ulrich, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
  • 2007 – Alex Stoesz, Mechanical Engineering
  • 2007 – Sarah Turner, Chemical Engineering and German Studies
  • 2007 – Jessica van Lengerich, Biochemistry