City:  Kassel
Date:  Feb 22, 2024

Internship - Initiative application

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

Fraunhofer IEE in Kassel researches in the fields of energy economics and energy system technology with a focus on: Energy Informatics, Energy Meteorology and Geoinformation Systems, Energy Economics and System Design, Energy Process Engineering and Storage, Grid Planning and Operation, Grid Stability and Power Converter Technology, and Thermal Energy Technology. Around 450 scientists, employees and students develop solutions for the energy transition and generate around 38 million euros in revenue per year.


What you will do

Join us in developing solutions for technical and economic challenges under the slogan "Shaping the energy transition" to further reduce costs, secure supply, advance digitalization in the energy industry and enable new business models in the energy transition.


What you bring to the table

  • Ongoing studies in (electrical) engineering, computer science, mathematics, or related field of study with a scientific or business background
  • Enthusiasm for scientific concepts of renewable energies
  • Good knowledge of German and/or English, both written and spoken
  • Additional qualifications depend on the individual research area


What you can expect

  • A dynamic working environment in interdisciplinary and cross-institutional teams
  • High application orientation and cooperation with partners in a variety of projects
  • Intensive supervision and individual support
  • Varied tasks and valuable practical experience for the future career path
  • Flexible working hours and the option of remote work
  • Opportunity to write your thesis and to work as a research/student assistant


With us, you could carry out a compulsory internship in accordance with the study regulations, a voluntary internship (lasting up to three months), a student internship, an internship within the framework of the specialized secondary school or a voluntary social year.


We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

The weekly working time is usually 39 hours. Remuneration is based on the federal guidelines on internship remuneration.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future.


Have we aroused your interest? Then apply online now with your informative application documents. We look forward to getting to know you.


If you have questions about this position, you are welcome to contact:

Tamara Pietrzok

Tel.: +49 (0) 561-7294-1714


Ulrich Meier

Tel.: +49 (0) 561-7294-1707


Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE 


Requisition Number: 1556

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