What types of involvement for students do you offer?
We offer jobs as:
- Interns (e.g. as part of a Praxissemester);
- Student Assistants.
We also offer the opportunity to conduct R&D for a bachelor thesis, master thesis, Diplomarbeit or doctoral dissertation.
Are these jobs restricted to students in specific fields?
The Fraunhofer Institute SCAI mostly hire science or engineering students. Students in other fields are invited to apply for suitable jobs or to submit a detailed research proposal.
What is the first step in applying for a student job?
First of all, please take a look at our website to find out in detail about the business areas and topics of the Institute that correspond to your academic interests. We only offer explicit positions for students on a very irregular basis, so please feel free to use the opportunity to apply unsolicited.
What should I mention in an unsolicited job application?
Please make sure that your application or inquiry is as concrete and targeted as possible. In any case, your information should indicate which field of study you are taking, in which semester you are studying, from when and in which period you would like to work for us. Please also describe how you would like to work at the institute in light of your previous knowledge.
To the unsolicited applications
Are there any deadlines?
There is no general application deadline for student employment. However, please note that there are different lead times depending on the type of employment.
What do I have to consider when planning to write my final thesis at a Fraunhofer Institute?
Please clarify in advance of your application whether and under what conditions your university allows externally supported theses. You will then have the opportunity to contact us with concrete suggestions for topics. Please understand that due to the large number of applicants, we are unable to answer unspecific questions regarding theses.
Please address your specific enquiry to the contact persons of the respective business areas or research groups mentioned on the web pages.
Whom do I contact with a general inquiry about internships?
Ms. Martina Liebe is responsible for the supervision of interns at the Fraunhofer Institute Center Schloss Birlinghoven:
Phone 02241-14 2599
As a doctoral student, how do I apply for a job at Fraunhofer SCAI?
Please visit our website to find out about suitable vacancies for doctoral students. As a rule, you can also apply for positions for research assistants and, depending on the topic and requirements, implement your doctoral project in parallel. Please address your specific request to the contact persons of the respective business areas or research groups mentioned on the website.