White House Fellows

For over 48 years, The White House Fellowship has been America’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service. You may be a candidate or know qualified candidates who are interested in the Fellowship. This nonpartisan program is designed to provide emerging leaders an opportunity to experience the process of governing the nation while working alongside public servants at the highest levels of the Federal government.

The President’s Commission on the White House Fellowships chooses 11-19 professional men and women to spend a year in Washington, D.C. learning about public service leadership. Fellows are placed in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-level Executive Branch officials. In addition, they regularly meet in roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors.

Notable alumni include: General Colin Powell, President of Univision Network’s César Conde, CNN Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, General Wesley Clark, and author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Please consider applying. The 2016-2017 application has closed, and the White House Fellows Program is not currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class. Please visit their website to learn more about the program.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the White House Fellows Office at 202-395-4522.

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RISE and RISE Professional

RISE Internships in German PhD Labs

What is it?
RISE offers undergraduate students an opportunity to spend a summer working with doctoral students in Germany on research projects, in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, or physics. Interns receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses and housing assistance is provided. RISE allows students to experience advanced research work while gaining practical experience in their fields of study.

To apply:

  • Student must be enrolled at a US or Canadian university/college as a full-time student of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering
  • Student must be an undergraduate who will have completed at least two years of a degree program by thte time of the RISE internship placement. Seniors must prove that they will still have undergraduate status upon their return to North America, otherwise they should apply for RISE Professional

Knowledge of German is not required for most positions but would be helpful for life outside of the laboratory. Students with little or no German proficiency have the opportunity to participate in a two-week intensive language course.

Please visit for further details and application guidelines

DEADLINE: 2017 Application opens on December 1, 2016.

RISE professional: Internships in German Industry

What is it?
RISE professional is a summer internship program designed to provide you with the opportunity to live and work in Germany, to gain confidence in your practical and professional skills, and to improve your German. You will benefit from working in international teams as well as getting a taste of the culture of the German workplace.

To apply:

  • Student must be a Masters or PhD student in the US or Canada in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences or physics, or
  • be an undergraduate DAAD alum studying in the US or Canada, or
  • have graduated in 2016 or will graduate in 2017 from a US or Canadian university or college and hold US or Canadian citizenship

All participants receive stipends from DAAD and the host companies to help cover living expenses.

Please visit for further details

DEADLINE: January 31, 2017. Opens December 1, 2016


More Resources


    A student run international organization that offers business-related internships.
    Offers placements in technical fields in many countries
  • CDS International
    A non-profit organization that offers international exchange and professional development programs in Argentina, Germany, Russia, Spain and the United States.
    Offers work and volunteer abroad programs in Britan, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Peru, Cambodia, and USA.
  • The American-Scandanavian Foundation
    Promotes cultural exchange with with Scandanavian countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark). They offer grants, fellowships, training programs, and lectureships.
  • EarthWatch Institute
    A non-profit organization that offers scholarships, internships,fellowships and other opportunities.


Office of International Programs
1200 16th Street
Ben Parker Student Center, Suite E110
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401

Office Hours
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David Wright, Assistant Provost for International Affairs
(303) 384-2120 /

Mary Cook, Associate Director and Manager of Student Mobility-Outbound/Inbound
(303) 384-2121 /

Main Office Phone and Email
(303) 273-3210 /