We are happy to announce that we can offer paid internships to German, British, and North American (USA & Canada) Bachelor students, in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Some of the internships are in cooperation with our partner SciPlore or for our project Mr. DLib. However, all results will be used by Docear, too. These are the internships we are offering (all in the field of software development).

Docear Internships (preferably in Magdeburg, Germany)

PDF Header/Metadata Extraction

Creating a Recommender System for Docear

Joined Internships by SciPlore/Docear/Mr. DLib (preferably in Berkeley, US)

Deduplication of Records in Academic Literature Databases

Header Extraction from Scientific PDF Documents

Recommendation Engine for Academic Literature

And here is how it works:

If you are a Bachelor student from the US, Canada or the UK you can apply for a DAAD scholarship which will fully fund your internship (only “Docear internships”). To do so, visit the DAAD Rise website, register, search in the database for the Docear internships and apply. In case you application is successful, your internship will take place in Magdeburg, Germany in summer 2012. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2012.

If you are a German Bachelor student, you can apply for a DAAD scholarship too, but only for the “joined internships”. To do so, visit the DAAD Rise Worldwide website, register, search in the database for the joined internships, and apply. In case your application is successful, your internship will take place in fall 2012 in Berkeley (USA). Deadline for applications is January 15, 2012.

If you are neither a German nor US/UK/Canadian Bachelor student or if you don’t like the location or time the sponsored internships require, you can still apply for the internships with a date, location and duration of your choice. However,  we won’t be able to pay you. If you are still interested, send us an email with application letter and resume to jobs@docear.org.

It is also possible (and highly welcome) to combine the internship with writing a (Bachelor) thesis.

Joeran Beel

Please visit https://isg.beel.org/people/joeran-beel/ for more details about me.


Luca · 21st December 2011 at 11:14

Respectable docear,
why DAAD supports only US,Canada,Uk and Germany….and the rest of the world and Europe???? What are the rules of the sponsored internship(it receives support grants from the European Recovery Program ERP)???
Good project Yours….open source!!!!!….the only way to a real success but not so open the sponsor?????
Sincerely and Faithfully Yours
Luca Nardi

    Joeran [Docear Team] · 22nd December 2011 at 13:59

    hello Luca,

    the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD has many exchange programs with almost all countries around the world. I don’t know why this particular internship program is only for a few selected countries. I, of course, would also prefer if students from other countries could apply as well.


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