You would like to gain experience in applied research during your studies and thus prepare yourself for your future career? Then Fraunhofer UMSICHT is the right place for you. We offer you varied activities in the different areas of the institute and place value on a longer-term collaboration.

Internship | Work as a research assistant | Thesis | Dissertation 


Depending on capacity, we offer both voluntary internships during studies lasting up to three months and compulsory internships within the framework of the relevant study regulations.

Interested? Then send us your current grade overview, your references and a formulated cover letter in which you outline where exactly you would like to be deployed. Please also indicate when you would like to complete your internship and whether it is a voluntary or a compulsory internship. If it is the latter, it is important to describe the requirements.

Work as a research assistant

Gain insights into research work on circular economy, carbon management, green hydrogen and local energy systems over a longer period of time? No problem as a research assistant at Fraunhofer UMSICHT. In addition, you can deepen your previously acquired theoretical knowledge and establish important contacts. For example, with a view to a thesis or doctorate. Positions for research assistants are also regularly advertised in the administration.

By the way, we attach great importance to a good compatibility with your studies, so that you can arrange your working hours very flexibly according to individual agreement.


Shaping the path to a sustainable world together – this is the objective of Fraunhofer UMSICHT and its employees. This results in exciting topics for bachelor's and master's theses, which are closely supervised by our researchers.

Do you already have a topic? Then you are welcome to send us an unsolicited application with your current grades, references and an initial topic proposal.


Write your PhD thesis and work on research projects at the same time, sounds impossible? Not with us. Write your dissertation at Fraunhofer UMSICHT and get to know the largest organization for application-oriented research in Europe.

We offer you a lot of freedom in research, research materials, personal supervision as well as neutral contact persons whom you can contact in all matters relating to the doctorate. With the UMSICHT Research School, we support you on your way to the desired title and help you to successfully complete the degree within three to four years.

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