Research during your studies – starting your career at Fraunhofer IKS in Munich

Start your career at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS while pursuing a university education, regardless whether you are looking for a student job, an internship or you need to complete an undergraduate or graduate thesis.

Apply your theoretical knowledge to real-world applications and get involved in groundbreaking industry and research projects in the fields of future mobility, Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence (AI), medical technology and software engineering.

As a Fraunhofer institute, we conduct applied research in direct collaboration with industry. That means you have the opportunity to work in the field of science and industry at the same time.

Help us shape the future and research the issues of tomorrow while pursuing your education!

Why Fraunhofer IKS is a good choice for students

Working at Fraunhofer IKS: A launching pad for your career
A launching pad for your career: We are interested in long-term collaboration – even after you finish your degree.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: Flexible and individual
Flexible and individual: Your studies are the top priority for us. Our flexible working time arrangements ensure that you can balance your studies and practical experience.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: Personal support
Personal support: We support your activities with close support at all times.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: From theory to practice
From theory to practice: We involve you in our projects from the start and give you leeway to work independently.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: Close industry ties
Close industry ties: At Fraunhofer IKS, you will gain insights into collaboration with industrial partners from a wide range of industrial sectors.
Working at Fraunhofer IKS: At the leading edge
At the leading edge: We are researching the latest technologies involving safe intelligence. At Fraunhofer IKS, you will help actively shape socially relevant topics.

Possibilities to start your career at Fraunhofer IKS during your studies

Working students

More than just a student job: As a working student at Fraunhofer IKS in Munich, you will support our scientists in implementing their research and development projects. Your student job will complement your studies perfectly while you gain valuable practical experience. 


Whether a voluntary internship or mandatory internship as part of your studies – you will work independently and gain practical experience from the very first day. Depending on the internship conditions and by individual agreement, you might even get your own project. Your adviser will assist and support you with any questions and problems you might have.  


At Fraunhofer IKS, you will write your thesis at the interface between industry and research. You will benefit from the fact that we are professionals in scientific work yet still close to industry. Your adviser knows exactly what your university expects, while you gather experience with industrial and project-based work. We will pay you for writing your bachelor’s or master’s thesis.