From an internship to your final thesis - we offer the perfect complement to your studies

Combine your studies with exciting insights into the working world of a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry. It doesn't matter if you are only just starting out at university, are in the middle of your course or are already on the home stretch - we will carry you further. Complete your internship with us, where demanding tasks will be allocated to you right from the start. Or would you like to write your final thesis with us? We can assign practice-relevant topics to you and then provide you with experienced support.

Mission statement

We appreciate your initiative, your flexibility and your commitment. For that reason, it goes without saying that you will be part of our team right from the start; and that you will work independently and assume responsibility. But because we also know that you are still right at the start of your career path, we will provide you with comprehensive support.

We can offer you

  • attractive tasks
  • targeted training
  • clear guidance
  • relevant feedback
  • the MAHLE network
  • attractive pay

The internship

Whether you are on a bachelor’s, masters or diploma program - MAHLE offers you the opportunity to do an internship from your third technical semester. Show us your talent, whether it’s in a commercial or a technical field. Bring us your ideas and then take from us a wealth of practical knowledge to accompany you on your studies. During your internship with us, you will be given more responsibility in line with your increasing experience and you will work on different projects, all within an international environment.

We offer

  • Three months packed with exciting projects
  • A 38,5-hour week - with flexitime
  • attractive pay
  • 6 days' leave with three-months internships
  • Individual support by a department / team member as well as Human Resources
  • Activities such as factory tours, lectures etc.
  • Networking with other interns / students
  • Sports programs

What qualifies you

The fact that you are a bachelor's, master's or diploma student in fields such as the following::

  • Vehicle and engine technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Production technology
  • Automation technology
  • Industrial engineering
  • Economics
  • Controlling
  • Supply Chain Management

In addition, you will have:

  • Good English skills
  • Confident handling of MS Office
  • An independent, goal-orientated approach to work
  • Strong communication skills, commitment and team spirit
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for the interface between science and practice

Your Online Application

You will find our internship job opportunities here.

To apply, you will need the following documents:

  • A covering letter stating the period during which you would like to complete your internship
  • Your Resume
  • Certificates with grades
  • A course registration certificate

Please submit your application with the desired starting date.You can do this online via our MAHLE recruiting portal eMploy. Clicking on the "Apply" button, which is available as part of every job advertisement, will take you there automatically.

The Selection Process

As soon as we have received your application, we will send you an acknowledgement of receipt. Our colleagues in Human Resources will then review your application and forward it to the relevant department.

Find out more about our selection process.

Pashalia Mandratzi, intern

“I wanted to join a relatively large group that offered prospects for my future after my internship. It was clear from the start that MAHLE was the right choice: from the super-quick, well-organized application phase through the warm welcome by the team to the close supervision during my internship. I have a lot of freedom in how I approach my tasks, I can contribute my own ideas, and I’m always taken seriously. The conditions are ideal for my professional and personal development.”

Pashalia Mandratzi, intern

On the Home Stretch – the final Thesis

Write your Bachelor's, master's or diploma thesis at MAHLE - Our program is practice-orientated and offers you plenty of opportunities for skilled, professional interactions. We offer a variety of future-orientated tasks drawn from the technical and commercial fields we work in. You will develop concrete solutions to specific problems and will be able to verify the extent to which your ideas can be implemented in practice. Take the opportunity to build yourself a network and, at the same time, find a potential career pathway opening up before you, once you finish your studies.

We offer

  • The opportunity to work over a four-to-six period on a topic drawn from a technical or commercial field
  • Intensive support and regular feedback by a supervisor from the relevant department
  • Flexible working hours
  • The opportunity to create your own MAHLE network
  • Activities such as factory tours, specialist lectures etc.
  • Sports programs

What qualifies you

The fact that you are a bachelor's, master's or diploma student in fields such as the following:

  • Vehicle and engine technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Production technology
  • Automation technology
  • Industrial engineering
  • Economics
  • Controlling
  • Supply Chain Management

In addition, you will have:

  • Good academic grades
  • Initial experience in an industrial company
  • Good English skills
  • Confident handling of MS Office
  • An independent, goal-orientated approach to work
  • An attitude that means you want to create good, relevant results for MAHLE
  • Strong communication skills, commitment and team spirit
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for the interface between science and practice

Your Online Application

You will find our job advertisements for thesis work here.

To apply, you will need the following documents:

  • A cover letter stating the period during which you would like to write your thesis
  • A course registration certificate
  • Your Resume
  • Certificates with grades

Please submit your application three to four months in advance.You can do this online via our MAHLE recruiting portal eMploy. Clicking on the "Apply" button, which is available as part of every job advertisement, will take you there automatically.

The Selection Process

As soon as we have received your application, we will send you an acknowledgement of receipt. Our colleagues in Human Resources will then review your application and forward it to the relevant department.

Find out more about our selection process.

Kevin Polaczek, student writing his final thesis

“I deliberately applied to MAHLE for my final thesis, because the company combines innovation with a family atmosphere. I am optimally supported here and can get the most out of myself. In addition, MAHLE is making a major contribution to creating a more climate-friendly mobility industry—a path that I would like to help shape.”

Kevin Polaczek, student writing his final thesis

Typical working day when writing your final thesis at MAHLE

So that you know today what you can expect tomorrow, we would like to give you an overview of a typical working day when writing your final thesis at MAHLE with a focus on automotive engineering.

  • 08:00—Working day begins
  • 08:15—Check e-mail & prepare MATLAB/Simulink program
  • 08:30—Check test bench results
  • 09:30—Open simulation models and rework if necessary
  • 11:00—Analyze results and prepare documentation
  • 12:00—Lunch break
  • 12:45—Discuss analysis and results with supervisor
  • 14:00—Continue work on analysis and thesis
  • 16:00—Prepare task list for the next day
  • 17:00—Working day ends

Also of potential interest

Formula Student

MAHLE is one of the main sponsors of Formula Student Austria and selected teams. As a future engineer, you too can have the opportunity to prove your creativity in terms of a successful combination of construction and racing performance, financial planning and sales proposals. If you and your team from your University or Technical College can manage to persuade us with a big idea and a plan, we will supply you with financial support, our products and, last but not least, our know-how. You will then be best equipped to compete against other teams from all over the world with a self-designed and built Formula racing car.

For more information about Formula Student Austria sponsorship packages, please contact:

Nathalie Pachoinig

E-Mail: nathalie.pachoinig@at.mahle.com

Kick off your future at MAHLE

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