From a 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.

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

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

Fast Facts:

  • Internship Duration depend of the accord with your school

Your Online Application

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)

The Selection Process

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

Halfway - Internship

Whether you are on a bachelor’s, masters or diploma 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.

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 day at work

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

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

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.

Also of potential interest

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:

Fábia Ferraz

Area of Responsibility: Formula Student Sponsoring

Tel: +351 966 145 449


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