Questions about joining the company as a student? You will find the answers here.

So that there are no unanswered questions about your first practical experiences at MAHLE and your application.

Here you can find all FAQs regarding your application at the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal eMploy.In addition, our contact partners gladly stand ready to assist you as well.

Pre- and basic internship

The content will specifically meet the guidelines and requirements of your university or college.

There are only fixed times for pre-/ basic internships at our location in Stuttgart. At the moment, we have two entry dates for pre-/basic internships: the first is mid-February and the second is at the beginning of June every year. Please send us your application in time―preferably with your final grade certificate.

A pre-/basic internship runs for eight to twelve weeks.

You are personally responsible for the necessary safety clothing and shoes.

There is no allowance for the pre-/basic internship at MAHLE. For us, it is more about being able to help interns acquire their initial technical skills.

Internship/ Student job

College students have the opportunity to complete an internship before and while attending university. You can also intern while completing your bachelor’s, master’s or German diplom degree.

You can support us an intern for four to six months.

Yes, interns receive monthly compensation of €850.

As an intern, your workweek is set at 35 hours under the collective bargaining agreement.

Yes, you are generally entitled to vacation. The number of days to which you are entitled depends on the length of your internship.

Ideally, you should apply for an internship six months or a semester before you would like to begin.

Yes, MAHLE gives students the opportunity to gain work experience while studying. You can find additional information under "Students -> Student job."

Final thesis

Yes. We post possible topics as job vacancies.

Ideally, you should apply about three to four months before you would like to start. But we also post final-thesis position announcements on short notice. That’s why you should regularly visit our career Web site.

A final thesis normally takes three to six months to complete. Generally, you should follow your university’s examination regulations and the individual requirements of the department for which you are writing your final thesis.

In coordination with your adviser, your working hours can be flexible up to a certain degree. This way, you can also work on your thesis at home, in the library or at the university or meet with your professor.


PerforM! is the name of our talent relationship program that helps us stay in contact with talented students and support their professional development.

Select seminars, MAHLE events and preferred consideration for internships inside and outside Germany as well as final-thesis positions are all part of PerforM!.

We will support you until you obtain your degree.

At the end of your commitment at MAHLE, an adviser from your functional area will recommend you for the PerforM! program. The requirements for acceptance are outstanding achievements during your internships or an outstanding final thesis written at MAHLE.

If you have shown us what you’re worth and we like what we see, we will offer you the opportunity to receive a full-time position after college.

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