DAAD Scholarships for North American Students & RISE Alumni

Source http://scholarization.blogspot.com/2009/10/germany-daad-scholarships-for-north.html

Looking for a practical, career-building experience in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering (or closely related subjects)? Are you a Bachelor, Master or PhD student from the US or Canada? If you have answered “yes” to both questions, then the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to invite you to apply for a summer professional internship in Germany. RISE professional summer placements take place in a broad spectrum of companies. The program is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF).

Program Mission

RISE professional placements provide students the opportunity to live and work in an international context, to gain confidence in their practical and professional skills, and to improve their German. Last but not least, the internship should be a source of mutual cultural and professional enrichment for both the interns and their host companies.

Requirements

To apply for a RISE professional internship you must:

be a student enrolled in a Masters or PhD program at a North American university (at the time of the internship) in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science or Engineering (or a closely related field) *
OR

be an undergraduate RISE Alumni or former DAAD scholarship holder in a relevant field studying at a North American university (at the time of the internship) *
OR

be a recently graduated student (graduation in 2009 or 2010) from a United States or Canadian university/college and hold US American or Canadian cititzenship

* Applicants must prove that they have student status at the time of the internship.Note:
German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship. Some require at least an intermediate level of German language skills while others require none at all.

In addition to RISE professional DAAD offers another program focussing on universities and research institutes (RISE). Parallel applications to both RISE and RISE professional are NOT possible. Duplicate applications will not be considered.

Terms of Award

DAAD will provide a monthly scholarship of € 150 for undergraduates, € 250 for MA-students and graduates and € 500 for PhD students. The host companies will contribute an additional stipend of € 500 per month. Furthermore, each scholarship holder will receive a lump sum of € 800 for travel expenses and a German Railpass for the trip to the scholarship meeting in Bonn. DAAD will also provide health insurance and accident and personal/private liability insurance.
All scholarship holders will be invited to a 3 days meeting in Bonn.

For those who plan to attend a language course in Germany, DAAD will cover 80 % of course-fees (max. € 500).

Duration Funding is possible for a period of 6 weeks to 6 months (pro-rated depending on length of stay) between May and December 2010.

Application Process

First step: RegistrationIf you are interested in participating in the RISE professional program 2010, please register online. You will receive all necessary information by the end of October which will enable you to access the internship offers submitted by German companies.

Second step: Application Application is possible starting December 7. You may apply for up to 3 internships. The application deadline is January 31, 2010 (date of receipt). You will be notified by the beginning of March 2010 whether or not your application has been successful. All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a cover letter addressed to each German company to which you plan to apply
curriculum vitae/résumé
a list of subjects studied by the time the internship begins
a letter of reference from a senior academic/professor in your field of study
a letter of reference from a past employer (if available)
official university/college transcript
a completed “Certificate of enrollment” form (*.doc) (not applicable for recent graduates)

Attention:
You may be contacted by the companies to which you have applied to discuss any question related to the application.

Further information

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Martina LudwigKennedyallee 5053175 Bonn
Telephone: (0228) 882- 104 (from 8 am –1 pm)
Fax: (0228) 882- 9104
Email: rise-pro@daad.dey

Source http://scholarization.blogspot.com/2009/10/germany-daad-scholarships-for-north.html

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