Information on the program

  • Qualified undergraduate students will be offered the opportunity to complete a 2-month research internship at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The internship will take place in June and July 2011, with an extension option available.
  • During the internship American undergraduates will work hands-on with a Bochum professor (the research mentor) and doctoral student in an ongoing laboratory project. The Bochum research mentor will set the application requirements (listing of skills and prerequisites needed) and will have the final say in the acceptance of students for his/her laboratory.
  • Each internship will be individually designed within the framework of the areas offered and must meet approval of the American partner university in order to be pre-approved as internship credits.
  • During the internship, students will be offered:
    • introductory German language lessons
    • a cultural program with visits and excursions (Industrial heritage route of the Ruhr area, Cologne and the Rhine river, etc.).
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum will provide.
    • Support for students, including orientation assistance and arrangement of student housing.
    • Certificate of internship completion and evaluation report for each student, signed by their Bochum mentor, indicating the amount of hours spent in the laboratory and listing of skills utilized for project completion.


  1. Fill in the REACH contact form.

  2. The completed contact form together with a CV has to be sent to the coordinator at the home university or to the International office of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (, depending on the procedure at your home institution.

  3. The potential Bochum mentor receives the application and decides upon the acceptance.

  4. The International Office at RUB will inform your home coordinator of the acceptance.


REACH internship offerings 2011   (88.6 kB)

Contact Form REACH program   (72.9 kB)


International Office

Jutta Schmid

FNO 01/186

Tel: +49 (0) 234 32-28763

Fax: +49 (0) 234 32-14684