Offers for Students

We foster talented young people and strive to bring as much practical experience as possible into the theoretical training. Whether it is as a student assistant, on a work placement or for your final paper – at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut you will be part of the team.

Current vacancies can be found on the Fraunhofer career portal.

Required placement/optional placement

Get some real practical experience:

Students from a hugely diverse range of subjects find the ideal environment for tackling issues from our research fields at the Fraunhofer WKI. On your placement you will be working with us on current projects and will gain interesting insights into research practice during your studies.

Final paper/assignment

From theory to practice:

Working on your final paper with support from Fraunhofer will enable you to apply the knowledge you have gained from your studies to real-life research projects. Do you want to carry on your academic work and gain project experience at the same time?

We look forward to receiving your application via the Fraunhofer career portal.

Student assistants

More than just a student job:

At Fraunhofer, you can gain a huge range of practical experience even while you study. We place a great deal of value on longer working relationships with students and offer varied activities in a range of different departments.

Information on our departments can be found here.

Study breaks

Are you passionate about your subject but just ran out of steam in your degree?

If you are looking for something a little more practical in the sciences, training at Fraunhofer could be the right decision for you, too, as you take a break from your studies. Research at Fraunhofer is focused on application – and your subject knowledge is useful in answering a huge number of questions. Make the most of this opportunity to gain valuable professional experience. You will find further information in our list of apprenticeships.