Jobs and Career

Fraunhofer is the world’s leading applied-oriented research organization. Our employees conduct research at 76 institutes and research units in the fields of health, security, communications, mobility, production, energy and the environment. Opportunities for your career with Fraunhofer are just as varied as our research fields: whether in training, as a student assistant, as an intern, for your thesis or PhD, as a scientist or in administration – become part of the team!


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Job offers for students

Fraunhofer as an employer

Learn more about what it is like to work at Fraunhofer.

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Career paths with Fraunhofer


We nurture young talent and champion adding more practical experience to theory-based learning. Whether you’re a student assistant, intern or working on your thesis, at Fraunhofer you’re part of the team.

Whether you’re at an institute or headquarters, working on your doctorate or coming straight from university – career opportunities at Fraunhofer are as diverse as our research areas. We offer motivated talents first-rate development opportunities and plenty of personal responsibility. 


We encourage young women to develop an interest in STEM and managerial activities through a variety of measures, such as the Science Campus event and Fraunhofer TALENTA program. 


Stay connected with us! As a member of the Fraunhofer Alumni e.V., you are an active part of the alumni network – regardless of where you are currently working or researching. 

Your entry opportunities at Fraunhofer

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Latest studies by trendence and Universum show that not only does Fraunhofer stand for top-level research; it is also one of the most popular employers in Germany. We are proud of our top positions in the rankings and do everything we can to become even better.