College Students

We are looking for committed and responsible students. The start of internships as well as the entry as a student assistant is possible at any time. Therefore, please state your desired starting date in your cover letter.


Get a taste of everyday practice: At Fraunhofer, students in all kinds of disciplines find the ideal environment in which to get to grips with topics connected to our research topics. As an intern at one of our institutes, you’ll work on active projects and gain fascinating insights into practical research while you’re studying.



Putting theory into practice: Completing your thesis at Fraunhofer allows you to apply what you’ve learned at university as part of active research projects. If you’re looking to carry out scientific work while also gaining project experience, we look forward to receiving your application.

Student Assistants

Much more than a student job: At Fraunhofer, you can gain extensive practical experience while you study. We place a premium on long-term collaboration and can offer you a wide range of activities in a variety of areas.

We currently (Status 2022) employ 147 student assistants.

What Sets You Apart

  • better than average course grades 
  • depending on the department preferably in the fields Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, or some other technical degree program
  • an interest in learning new topics
  • the willingness to implement models and concept in algorithms and software
  • basis knowledge level in an object-oriented programming language (in particular, C#, C/C++ or Java)

Felix-Klein Master Degree Grant for Math Students

Are you already mid-way through you bachelor degree program in Mathematics and are considering a master's degree? Can you imagine applying mathematics later in your career as part of an interdisciplinary team working on actual industrial problems? If you answered yes, you have come to the right place with us!

You can complete a master's degree program in Financial and Insurance Mathematics, Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, Business Mathematics, or Mathematics International at the Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-LandauTU Kaiserslautern (RPTU) and write your master's thesis directly at ITWM.

The Felix Klein Center for MathematicsFelix-Klein-Zenrrum für Mathematik , is jointly run by the Department of Mathematics at TU Kaiserslautern and ITWM to support talented mathematicians. The Felix-Klein master's degree grant for Industrial Mathematics provides monthly funding of 500 euros but, more importantly, the recipient receives individual professional supervision.

Daniel Krüger – Math Student at the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau and Student Assistant at the Fraunhofer ITWM

Video Series: »Tell Us Your Lautrer Math Story!«

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The former Felix Klein scholarship holder Daniel Krüger is studying »Financial and Actuarial Mathematics« in the Master's program at the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau and works at our institute as a student assistant in the department »Financial Mathematics«. In our video series »Tell us your Lautrer math story!« he talks about himself and his math career so far.