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Ruhr Fellowship Program Information Session

Ruhr Fellowship Program Information Session

Lauren Morera - 2012 Ruhr FellowDate: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: Friend Center Room 113

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Calling all engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs! Come out for lunch and learn about the Ruhr Fellowship Program for Summer 2013 in Bochum, Germany!

The Keller Center is pleased to welcome to campus Ms. Carina Barth, Executive Director of ConRuhr North America. Ms. Barth will present a detailed overview of the Ruhr Fellowship Program for Summer 2013 and will be available after the presentation to answer your questions. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Beth Jarvie at

The 2013 Ruhr Fellowship Program offers 15 undergraduate students from Harvard, MIT, Princeton and UPenn a one-month academic and cultural summer school that this year takes place at the Ruhr University Bochum and includes excursions to the neighboring TU Dortmund University and the University Duisburg-Essen, followed by a four-week internship with a company in the Initiativkreis Ruhr.

The program connects highly motivated students in the United States with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced areas in Germany. As Germany's "Cradle of Industry", the Ruhr Area has come to represent creativity and innovation with its internationally renowned companies, universities and research institutes. 


  • You are currently enrolled in your sophomore or junior year in an engineering, science or business degree program.
  • You enjoy challenges and problem-solving, and you can easily adapt in an intercultural environment.
  • You are interested in learning through working in the fields of engineering, science, or business.
  • You are interested in getting to know the Ruhr Area culture as well as expanding your personal global network and considering working later in a global environment.

German language skills are not necessary; however previous experience in Germany or with the German language can be advantageous.

Those students who will be selected for the program receive free access to a web-based German language program three months before the Ruhr Fellowship starts. Thus, even beginners have the opportunity to already get to know the language beforehand.

Read the web testimonials of our two 2012 Ruhr Fellows, Erin Mills '15 and Lauren Morera '15, here

The online application opens on December 5, 2012 and the application deadline is January 5, 2013.  

Additional Keller Center Internship Info Sessions (for all programs) 

  • Thursday, November 29 at 12:30 p.m. in Wilson Private Dining Room
  • Tuesday, December 4 at 12:30 p.m. in Butler Special Dining Room
  • Monday, December 10 at 12:30 p.m. in Whitman Private Dining Room