Conduct research and pursue your education at the same time – begin your career at Fraunhofer IKS

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) 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!

Career opportunities at the Fraunhofer IKS

We offer several options to work at Fraunhofer IKS while pursuing an education:

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No desire for a boring student job? Then you’ve come to the right place! As a student assistant, you help our research associates implement their research and development projects. As a result, your university studies and your student job ideally supplement one another, plus you acquire valuable on-the-job experience. We nevertheless understand that your education is priority number one. That’s why we offer flexible and individual hours that help you avoid conflicts between your study and work schedules.

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Do you have a couple of months to spare and want to acquire on-the-job experience? Or do you need to complete a mandatory internship? Then we look forward to receiving your application for an internship at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS. As one our interns, you will work independently and be involved in our daily activities. Depending on the internship agreement and discussions with your supervisor, you will be assigned your own project. Our research associates are ready and willing to support you so that you can become familiar with the institute and your responsibilities as soon as possible.

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Are you close to obtaining your degree, but still need to write a paper? Then why not complete your bachelor’s or master’s thesis at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS? We offer you the opportunity to write your thesis at the interface between industry and research. The advantage for you is that while our professionals are actively involved in research, they collaborate closely with industry. That means your supervisor knows exactly what your university expects, while you acquire industry- and project-related work experience, not to mention that you will be paid for writing the thesis at our institute.

Career in science

Do you have your degree and want to get your career started at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS as a research associate? Then take a look at our career page for scientific employees.