Our offers for students

Combine theory and practice

Would you like to get your foot in the door of the world’s leading organization for applied research? This is possible at our three locations in Hannover, Braunschweig and Regensburg.

In addition to the job opportunities in our research divisions, we offer further jobs in Hannover in our Central Services department (human resources, purchasing, accounting, controlling, contract management) and in the Project Management or Institute Strategy and Communication units. 

Joining Fraunhofer ITEM – before or after graduation


Working student

As a working student in one of our research divisions but also in our service, IT, or communication units, you can work on exciting tasks and gain valuable practical experience. 


Supervision and training of Ph.D. students are a source of creativity and inspiration for our research and play an important role at Fraunhofer ITEM.

Doctoral theses at Fraunhofer ITEM are developed in close cooperation with the universities that officially confer the doctorate - in Hannover for example the Hannover Medical School.

As a post-doc you will benefit from our training programs and close networks with industry.


Would you like to apply what you have learned at university to concrete research projects? At our institute, you can write your bachelor’s or master’s thesis on a research or administrative topic.

Compulsory internship

Get a taste of everyday practice: At our institute, students from a vast range of disciplines find the ideal environment to get insights into our topics and to work with us in exciting projects.

Join our team! We look forward to working with you.

Top-level staff for top-level research

Fraunhofer stands for top-level research worldwide and is one of the most popular employers in Germany.

We offer you a working environment with state-of-the-art equipment and excellent professional development opportunities – enabling you to pursue your career goals and achieve them with us.


We develop intelligent healthcare solutions – with a focus on applications for the market.

Are you dreaming of changing the world? So do we. This is certainly an ambitious goal, but we are trying to achieve it every single day. Everyone at Fraunhofer ITEM is making a sustainable contribution to advancing health research. Because it is our vision to be “Pioneers for sustainable health”.

Fraunhofer ITEM in Hannover, Braunschweig and Regensburg

At all three locations, we offer entry opportunities for undergraduates and postgraduates.


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Career options at Fraunhofer

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offers multiple job opportunities. Join our special events for students to discover your career options in the Fraunhofer world.

Did you not find the job offer you were looking for? Send us an unsolicated application.


Please here find recent asked questions about your application at Fraunhofer. If there should be individual questions, please contact as personally. In case you have questions on a specific job you can contact the person which is mentioned in the particular job offer. For all other application-related questions, you can find contact information here.

  • Please submit your application to us online using the job portal. To access the job portal, click “Apply” on any of our job advertisements.

  • Please provide us with a full set of application documents. They should include: your letter of application, your résumé and, most importantly, your examination certificates and references from employers. For unsolicited applications, please ensure that you also inform us of the type of role you wish to be considered for and when you would be able to start work.

  • If you have not found a position that suits you among our current job offers, please feel free to send us an unsolicited application. Please use our job portal to send unsolicited applications. In your unsolicited application, please be sure to inform us of the type of role you wish to be considered for and when you would be able to start work. Click here to access our job portal.

  • The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft abides by the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). Please refer to our Data Protection Policy for more details. You will see this Policy as you go through the online application process.

  • Your submitted application along with all your application data will be stored for a maximum of six months from the date on which the application process is concluded. If your application is rejected, your application and all application data will be fully anonymized after the six months have passed and will be archived in a fully anonymized format. From this point onward, this data will only be used for statistical purposes. You will no longer be informed specifically about this activity. If your application is successful, the application data will be transferred to the personnel dossier. You will receive information about the storage period for data held in the personnel dossier in the information on processing personal data concerning our employees.

  • We would be happy to answer your questions about the advertised position. Please contact the person named in the advertisement directly.

  • We regret that we are unable to give a general time frame, as the processing of applications depends on several factors and the time required can therefore vary. We ask for your patience while we carefully assess each application. Applications submitted via the Job Portal will receive automatic confirmation of receipt.

  • If you have any questions, please contact the person named in the advertisement directly.

Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us.

Kathrin  Breuer

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Kathrin Breuer

Head of Recruiting

Phone +49 175 6586904

Jennifer Giesemann

Contact Press / Media

Jennifer Giesemann


Phone +49 171 5462348