I am looking for an internship

During your studies, you may want to make use of your scientific knowledge and gain valuable practical experience working for our Institute. Depending on our capacities to support interns, we offer voluntary internships lasting up to three months as well as compulsory internships as required by the study regulations of the relevant university.

If you want to apply for an internship, please select a specific department and then apply online. We cannot, unfortunately, consider any applications sent directly to a specific department or to our department for human resources development.

Send all your exam results, every topic of every assignment you have completed, your academic reports and a covering letter detailing where exactly within our organisation you would like to be placed. Please indicate the dates you would like to do your internship and if it is a voluntary or compulsory internship. If you are applying for a compulsory internship it is important that we know exactly what you/we need to fulfil to tie in with your university’s requirements.

Please clearly indicate in your application which departments you are applying for speculatively. Please also reduce your application to as few departments as possible.

Your application only has a realistic chance of being successful if it is particularly compelling. Please send all your exam results, every topic of every assignment you have completed, your academic reports and a covering letter detailing where exactly within our organisation you would like to be considered for.

Overview of all Fraunhofer IAIS departments

The following departments offer internships. Which department would you like to apply to?

Enterprise Information Systems EIS

Our work focuses on the research and development of linked data strategies and technologies, supporting information, data and knowledge integration. We support technological research and development for commercial information systems and semantic technologies and apply it to large scale projects. This is why we are involved in open knowledge movements and open source projects.

Our “Enterprise Information Integration” department helps support customers to link up and integrate their heterogeneous data pools. Our research focuses on “Semantic Technologies and Linked Data”.

Knowledge Discovery KD

Our colleagues in KD offer advice and R&D solutions in Data Analytics and Machine Learning. Our services and products draw directly from large structured web, text or sensor data pools (Big Data) using partially automated intelligent processing.

Our research focuses mainly on “KI”, “Machine Learning” and “Data Science”. Our colleagues researching areas including “Big Data Analytics”, “Marketing, Market Research and Media Analysis” and “Industrial Analytics” develop market-orientated solutions.

Media Engineering ME

Colleagues from the ME department handle intelligent media systems and interactive technologies. The comprehensive and innovative data analysis methods they employ enable these technologies to fully adapt to users and to different contexts. .

Our colleagues working in “Intelligent Media and Educational Systems” develop and implement technical application systems such as Educational Learning and STEM education and learning. Our central research topics are “Artificial Intelligence” and “Deep Learning”.

NetMedia NM

The NetMedia (NM) department’s two main priorities are research of »Multimedia Pattern Recognition« and »Deep Learning«. Both are applied in the “Content Technologies and Services” and “Image Processing” areas of research.

Our scientific focus is based on statistical pattern recognition algorithms for unstructured multimedia data, such as image, voice and audio data as well as documents. We integrate our processes into search engines such as to allow our customers to use their data pools efficiently within archives and media libraries. Our image processing solutions are increasingly used in industry.

Human Resources Development HR

The HR department offers support and advice in all aspects of staff development within the Fraunhofer-Institute IAIS.

From employer branding and recruitment via welcoming and showing new colleagues the ropes all the way thru to staff retention, support of Insitute Directors, performance analysis (development of personnel and organisation), personnel development, support measures, training, coaching, sonsulting, moderation, conceptual design of events and systematic detailed planning of measures to be taken.

We see ourselves as a service partner to all current and future Fraunhofer-Institute IAIS members of staff.


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Please clearly indicate on your application form under NOTES which departments you would like to apply for.