From internships to final theses — 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. No matter whether you are just starting university, in the middle of your studies, or already on the home stretch, we can support you. Complete your internship with us and dive into challenging tasks right from the start. Or would you like to write your final thesis with us? We assign topics with practical relevance and provide you with competent support throughout the process. If you would like to work alongside your studies, we would be happy to welcome you into our team by offering you a student or vacation job.

Click on the following links to find out more about the opportunities for joining the company:

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Mission Statement

We appreciate your initiative, your flexibility, and your commitment. It is therefore important to us that you are part of the team from the very beginning, work independently, and assume responsibility. However, since we also know that you are still at the very start of your career, we will provide you with comprehensive support.

Working around the globe

Thanks to our presence on five continents, we can offer you varied tasks in a national and international context. You can contribute your expertise as a member of regional and international teams and continue learning alongside your studies. Even after graduating, you can opt for an international route and move to one of our national companies in the further course of your career at MAHLE.

What we offer you:

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

Gain further experience at the halfway stage of your studies: Internships at MAHLE

Whether you are on a bachelor’s or master's 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. And if you really make a big impression on us, you will be given the opportunity to take part in our "PerforM!” talent program.

What qualifies you:

As a bachelor's degree or masters student, you will have successfully completed your basic course or will have completed at least three semesters as part of a bachelor's degree – typically in the following fields:

  • Vehicle and engine technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Production technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automation technology
  • Industrial engineering
  • Economics

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

What we offer you:

  • Six months packed with exciting projects
  • A 35-hour week - with flexitime
  • attractive pay
  • 10 days' leave with six-months internships
  • Individual support by a department / team member as well as Human Resources
  • Activities such as factory tours, lectures, round-tables etc.
  • Networking with other interns / students
  • Canteen discounts
  • Sports programs

Your online application for an internship

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

Please submit your application either six months or one semester before you would like your internship to start.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.

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

Typical internship day

So that you know today what you can expect tomorrow, we would like to give you an overview of a typical working day at MAHLE for an intern with a software focus.

  • 08:15—Working day begins
  • 08:20—Independent work on development of subfunctions within the project
  • 10:30—Meeting with supervisors on current status and task planning for the week
  • 11:30—Lunch break
  • 12:15—Validation of previously developed subfunctions (simulation)
  • 14:30—Perform test bench validation of the function
  • 16:00—Working day ends

Top internships for students

On the Home Stretch – the Final Thesis

Write your Bachelor's or master's 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. Outstanding achievements will be honoured financially! 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.

What qualifies you:

You are a bachelor’s or master’s student in one of the following subject areas, for example:

  • Automotive and engine technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Production engineering
  • Aerospace technology
  • Automation technology
  • Industrial engineering
  • Economics

In addition, you will have:

  • Good academic performance
  • Good English skills
  • Confident using MS Office
  • Ability to work independently and in a goal-oriented way
  • Strong communication skills, commitment, and team spirit
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm

Your online application for a final thesis

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.

Next steps:

After we have reviewed your documents, the application goes through a standardized selection process. Find out exactly what this looks like.

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

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Working students - making progress with the added benefit of support with your studies

Would you like to gain practical experience at the same time as pursuing your studies or have you completed your internship with us? As a working student, you will have the opportunity to work in a range of different departments. You can make direct use of your basic technical knowledge in challenging projects, which means you will learn a lot.

What qualifies you:

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

  • Vehicle and engine technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Production technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automation technology
  • Industrial engineering
  • Economics

In addition, you will have:

  • Good academic grades
  • 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

We offer:

  • A maximum working time of 20 hours a week
  • Initially, a one-year contract
  • An option to extend this contract
  • Targeted training

Your online application

You will find our advertisements for working student opportunities here:

To apply, you will need the following documents:

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

Please submit your application online via the MAHLE recruiting portal eMploy. Clicking on the "Apply" button, which is available as part of every job advertisement, will take you there automatically.

Career paths at MAHLE

At MAHLE, we don’t just offer one set career path - but rather many different, individual ones. Do you want to continue your personal professional development by deepening your specialist expertise, promote technical innovations in a project management position, or pursue a management career? At our company, your options for continued development, your ideas and your goals are important topics, and we will discuss them together regularly.

Starting a career at MAHLE is a great way to ensure your professional future develops in the direction you want to go.

Also of potential interest

PerforM!

During your trainee period at MAHLE you put in a great performance and/or you completed your final thesis. Now we are accepting you onto the PerforM! talent program. Selected seminars, participation in MAHLE events and regular round tables as well as preferred placement on traineeships in Germany and abroad or thesis work offering you awesome opportunities to expand your MAHLE network or even to join us directly.

In regard to acceptance on perforM! at the end of your employment with MAHLE, your name will be put forward by the supervisor in your department.

Further information about the program is available at:

HR Marketing

Tel .: +49 711 501-12803

Email: personalmarketing@mahle.com

Formula Student

MAHLE is one of the main sponsors of Formula Student Germany 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 sponsorship packages, please contact:

HR Marketing

Tel: +49 711 501-12803

personalmarketing@mahle.com

Kick off your future at MAHLE

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