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. If you would like to work as a student, we look forward to welcoming you as a member of our working student or summer job teams.

Here's why it's so exciting to get to know MAHLE:

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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

This is your route to gaining practical experience with us during your studies:

To start with - the Pre- and Basic Internship

So, after leaving school with your high school certificate (Abitur), you would like to start a degree course that focuses on engineering and you need some proof of your basic technical knowledge?

In just a few weeks, we will teach you the basic principles in our training workshop. These will give you a leg up when it comes to understanding the content of your course. The pre- and basic internship is unpaid.

We offer

We will arrange the pre- and basic internship with you individually, in accordance with the guidelines and requirements of your particular university or college, and based on the following topics:

  • Skills and knowledge transfer in machining, transforming and primary shaping processes
  • Familiarisation with tool-making work processes
  • Familiarisation with fixture construction work processes

Fast Facts:

  • Internship Duration: 8 to 12 weeks
  • Start dates for Stuttgart: At our Stuttgart site, you can begin your pre- and basic internship in either mid-February or early June.
  • Start dates at other sites: You can see the respective location-dependent dates on the corresponding job advertisements.

Your Online Application

Here you will find our pre- and basic internship job opportunities.

To apply, you will need the following documents:

  • A cover letter
  • Your Resume
  • Your high school certificate (Abitur) (if not yet available, your last two semester reports)

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.

The Selection Process

We will review your application and then call you to discuss further steps with you.

This is your route to gaining practical experience with us during your studies:

Halfway - Internship

Whether you are on a bachelor’s or masters program - MAHLE offers you the opportunity to do a 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.

We offer

  • 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

What qualifies you

As a bachelor's degree, diploma 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

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 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.

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.

Julia Stagakis, Intern

During my search for a traineeship, finding a company where I would have the opportunity to grow was a major factor. At MAHLE, I found that I was prepared for the tasks assigned to me in the best possible way and that I was a fully fledged member of the team right from the start. The high level of responsibility entrusted to me, the variety of tasks I experienced, together with my involvement on a special project, all made it possible for me to develop my knowledge further and to build on my studies.

Julia Stagakis, Intern

Typical internship day

Julia Stagakis describes a typical work day for an intern at MAHLE

  • 8.00 Uhr – Work day begins
  • 8.15 Uhr – Check the department's list of to-dos
  • 8.30 Uhr – Create star-up curve for new product
  • 9.30 Uhr – For the report: create Excel lists of supplier data and information on stock levels
  • 11 Uhr – Team meeting
  • 11:30 Uhr – Informal lunch get-together
  • 12.15 Uhr – Meeting to discuss the report
  • 13.00 Uhr – Continue working on to-do list
  • 16.00 Uhr – working day ends

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. 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.

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
  • Attractive pay
  • The opportunity to create your own MAHLE network
  • A bonus for theses that are outstanding
  • Activities such as factory tours, specialist lectures, round-tables etc.
  • Canteen discounts
  • 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
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automation technology
  • Industrial engineering
  • Economics

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.

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.

Amine Ghariani, final thesis writer

My final thesis is basically meant to start up a career. MAHLE offers me the best possible framework for doing that. That's because there are so many interesting projects and pioneering technologies here. All of the co-workers at MAHLE showed me right from the start that they trust me and are open to my bursts of inspiration.

Amine Ghariani, final thesis writer

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.

We offer

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

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
  • 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

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.

The Selection Process

Our Human Resources co-workers will review your application and then call to discuss further steps with you.

Find out more about our selection process.

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:

Ludmila Fraia

Area of responsibility: Talent program PerforM!

Tel .: +49 711 501-14093

Email: Ludmila.Fraia@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:

Ludmila Fraia

Area of Responsibility: Formula Student Sponsoring

Tel: +49 711 501-14093

E-Mail: Ludmila.Fraia@mahle.com

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