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Research Internship Exchange Program (REACH) at Princeton University

REACH is a Research Internship Exchange Program between Princeton University in the USA and the three UA Ruhr universities Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the University of Duisburg-Essen and TU Dortmund University in Germany.

The mission of the REACH program is to offer students on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean an eight-week, hands-on research internship in an international context. Participating students will be immersed in a new culture while working on a research project in their field of study. The program aims to broaden students’ perspectives and enables them to become globally minded researchers and technologists. Ruhr-Universität Bochum can send one student to Princeton University each summer in June and July.

The program is exclusively designed for master's and PhD students in engineering (and science, depending on the internship). Students may only apply for interships listed on the respective website (see link in the margin), the qualifications required are mentioned there.

Princeton University will provide for accomodation and a health insurance (free of charge), takes care of the admission to the Graduate School as a visiting researcher.


Please submit the following documents as one pdf attachment via email to RUB's International Office by 30 November 2018, 3 pm, attn: Laura Schiffmann (

  • Resume (in English)
  • Letter of Motivation specifically tailored to the selected internship project (in English)
  • Transcript of Records
  • Copies of bachelor's and/or master's diplomas
  • Letter of Recommendation issued by a professor or faculty member