International Summer Internship


Irrespective of our regular job postings, the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy in Leipzig offers students the possibility throughout the year of doing an internship in one of the research divisions or units, as well as in the area of administration. This gives learners the chance to gain practical, on the job experience which can take the form of a compulsory internship within the context of studies or a voluntary internship. Applications can be made at any time though we do ask that you submit your application documents as far in advance as possible. If you have any questions regarding internships at the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center or would like to submit an application, please contact us atm


The International Summer Internship Program

Between the months of June and September, the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy also offers special internship positions for a duration of up to three months. These summer internships are part of the structured and dynamic 'International Summer Internship Program'. During this time, students from all over the world can apply to participate in either a Research Internship, which focuses on analyzing complex and interdisciplinary research questions, or a Project Internship, which is oriented towards project organization and direct customer contact.

We are looking for highly qualified, highly motivated international students with a strong interest in questions related to the global knowledge economy, international business management, innovation policy, and technology transfer. Applicants should display an independent and effective working style, along with the ability to work under pressure in an international and intercultural environment. Strong English proficiency is required. Further requirements are listed in individual internship descriptions posted during the application period.

The Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy's International Summer Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for international students to participate in the activities of one of Germany’s leading research institutions. Interns gain experience in aninternational and intercultural work environment and become embedded in one of the creative teams working on state-of-the-artinterdisciplinary applied research projects. Questions regarding the program can be submitted to

Your speculative application should state the desired length and suggested time period of the internship, your division or unit preference, and include your cover letter, curriculum vitae and relevant certificates.  This complete package should be submitted to Please note that the summer internship application deadline is February 28th of each year.