Jobs and Career

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our employees conduct research at more than 70 institutes and research institutions 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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Fraunhofer as an employer

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for men and women, and supports efforts to create an equitable work life balance.

Career fairs and events

 

Nov 1          Career Night, Darmstadt

Nov 22-23   Absolventenkongress, Cologne

Dec 11         RWTH Frauen Zukunftstag

Your career path at Fraunhofer

 

Students

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.
 

Starting out

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 young talent first-rate development opportunities and plenty of personal responsibility from the word go.
 

Seasoned professionals

If you’re looking to help shape the future then look no further. We value your experience and count on your expertise. With our many institutes and areas of activity, we can offer you attractive challenges in a range of demanding posts.

 

Alumni

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. 

Awards

Latest studies by Randstad, 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.