Our Offers to Students


Are you curious about what goes on at a university or a research institute? You are interested in mathematics but you are not exactly sure what you could do with it later on as a profession? You could gain your first academic or professional experience by taking an internship with us, get oriented and test your talents. Afterwards, you will certainly know a whole lot more!

Together with our partner, the Department of Mathematics at TU Kaiserslautern, we offer two-or-more-week internships for students with a great interest in mathematics. Our student internships are organized by the Felix-Klein Center for MathematicsFelix-Klein-Zenrrum für Mathematik , an institute co-managed by the Department of Mathematics at TU Kaiserslautern and ITWM.

Programs for Mathematics Enthused Students

Together with our cooperation partners we organize various events for students who are enthusiastic about mathematics.

One example is the Math-Talent-School, which takes place every year – organized by the Felix-Klein-Center for Mathematics, in cooperation with the TU Kaiserslautern and MINT-EC.

In our Math-Talent-School 2018, mathematics-enthusiastic students had the opportunity to learn more about studying mathematics and to get to know a mathematician's everyday work. They were also able to experience what applied mathematics means in practice.

In four projects from different subject areas, the pupils of grades 11-13 worked in teams on different questions with the help of mathematical modelling and computer simulation. At the end of the week, the teams presented their solutions and discussed them with the other participants.

Besides working on mathematical problems, the talent school offered the students a number of free time activities. They got to know each other better and exchanged ideas with other girls who are interested in mathematics.

Internships for High School Students (Gymnasium)

During an internship, you can learn more about a course of study in mathematics and the daily routine of mathematicians at the department of mathematics at TU Kaiserslautern. The staff in the various work groups will guide you and explain what knowledge is required of you in your studies and profession. 


What to Bring With You


  • Type of school: (vocational) High School (gymnasium), comprehensive school
  • Grade 11 or higher
  • Duration: at least 10 days
  • Mathematical knowledge: In general, you should have an above average interest in solving mathematical engineering problems and in working with computers. Of course, it helps if you have achieved good grades in math class.
  • Student interns ideally already have programming and/or software skills or are willing to acquire these


How to Apply

The department of mathematics at TU Kaiserslautern offers internships once a year in January/February. The application deadline is October 31 of the previous year.

Only online applications will be accepted. You can find more details on the required application documents at Felix-Klein Center for Mathematics.

Internships During Vacations or After Graduation

An internship during vacation or between high school and university gives you the opportunity to accumulate professional knowledge, skills, and experience in a top mathematics department at ITWM. Our department staff will guide and show you what is important in this job. Internships provide a closer look at the professional life of a mathematician at a research institute. 

What to Bring With You


  • You are a student or recent graduate of a (vocational) High School (gymnasium).
  • Grade 11 or higher
  • Duration: at least 4 weeks
  • Mathematical knowledge: In general, you should have an above average interest in solving mathematical engineering problems and in working with computers. Of course, it helps if you have achieved good grades in math class.
  • For an internship in a mathematical department of the ITWM, you will be required to demonstrate some programming experience.


How to Apply

We offer voluntary internships throughout the whole year. Please hand in your application at least 3 months before the beginning of the internship. We only accept online applications via the applicant portal of the Fraunhofer ITWM.

Please download our PDF application form »Voluntary Internship« (only available in German), fill it in and upload your application documents to the ITWM applicant portal under the keyword »Unsolicited application«. Do not forget to choose »Internship« under the keyword »Area«.

Add the following documents to your application:

  • PDF application form »Voluntary Internship« (corresponding to »Cover letter« in the input mask).
  • copy of your latest school report/university entrance qualification (corresponding to »Resume« in the input mask)
  • optionally: copies of references, certificates of participation

Felix-Klein Scholarship for Incoming Math Students

Are you already a high school graduate or will be one soon and do you want to study mathematics, industrial mathematics, or business mathematics?

You should come to Kaiserslautern and apply for the Felix-Klein bachelor degree scholarship!

The Felix-KleinFelix-Klein-Zenrrum für Mathematik master's degree grant for Industrial Mathematics provides monthly funding of 500 euros but, more importantly, the recipient receives individual professional supervision.