City:  Mannheim
Date:  May 21, 2024

Internship in the field of network performance analysis and medical robotics

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. 

Specialization: Automation technology, electrical engineering, computer science, communication sciences, mechatronics, software engineering, computer engineering, biomedical engineering or similar.


We are offering an exciting internship position where you will be at the forefront of technological developments in the field of medical network infrastructure and medical robot networking. As part of our team, you will be involved in developing and building a system to automatically measure the performance of the wireless networks in our experimental hybrid OR. Your task will include the implementation of an edge computing system to collect, store and graphically visualise network performance data. Another key aspect of your internship will be working on the networking and integration of an innovative medical robotics system. You will support the team not only in the technical realisation of the network connection, but also in the further development and construction of the medical robot itself.


If you have a passion for network technology and system integration and would like to expand your knowledge in a practical and future-orientated environment, then we look forward to receiving your application for this challenging internship.


What you will do

  • Development and setup of a system for measuring network performance including database integration and visual processing of the data
  • Implementation and testing of the solution on an edge computer running in parallel to other services
  • Participation in the networking of a medical robot system in the OR and support in its development and setup


What you bring to the table

  • Programming skills, ideally in C++
  • Experience in network technology
  • Solid basic knowledge of maths, mechanics and control engineering
  • Independent, thorough and systematic way of working 
  • Completed basic studies in a STEM subject


What you can expect

  • Practical research that shapes the future of healthcare
  • Student-orientated working environment with close supervision and flexible home office arrangements
  • Well-equipped laboratories and modern research OR
  • Insights into the work and functioning of scientific institutions
  • A friendly working environment and table football tournaments during lunch breaks


The weekly working time is 39 hours. 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. Remuneration according to the federal government guidelines for intern salaries.

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. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!

Frau Jennifer Leppich


Tel. +49 711 970-1415

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA 


Requisition Number: 73497                Application Deadline:


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