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Entry-Level Opportunities for University Students

Teaser Studierende

Would you like to gain practical experience alongside your studies, expand your knowledge, and make a meaningful contribution to socially relevant topics through your work? We offer you the opportunity to participate in interesting scientific projects, or support us within our technical or administrative infrastructure.


Ines-Marie Thelen

Discover how we are shaping the change at Forschungszentrum Jülich! Completing an internship or a practical semester semester allows you to gain insights into working at Forschungszentrum Jülich, apply the knowledge you have learned, and gain valuable experience. Ideally, you should be prepared to dedicate at least three months to completing your internship, which is usually a full-time position. The duration and remuneration of your internship ultimately depends on the type of internship and the arrangements made with the relevant departments.

Assistant Jobs

Tim Lienig

Help us to shape the change! Temporary student jobs are directly integrated into everyday research and work. You will support our colleagues with their daily tasks and thus make an important contribution through your work. Student assistant jobs are paid, and we coordinate your weekly working hours and individual working time with you to ensure the best compatibility with your university obligations.



Shape the change with us! Are your studies coming to an end and you’re about to start your bachelor’s or master’s dissertation? We offer you the opportunity to work independently on current topics to research questions that are important for society. We make sure that you have comprehensive supervision for the best possible support. Dissertations at Jülich are paid. The duration of your dissertation depends on the specifications of your university.

Further Information

Open positions

Apply now! You can find all advertised positions for internships, student assistant jobs, and dissertations here:
Open Positions for University Students

Summer Schools and Laboratory Courses

Jülich’s scientific institutes organize summer schools and laboratory courses, often in collaboration with universities. These events give students the chance to gain early insight into working at a multidisciplinary research institution and improve their theoretical and experimental knowledge through intensive courses. As many of the summer schools are popular internationally, participants also have the opportunity to exchange ideas and develop contacts with early-career scientists from other countries.
Summer Schools and Laboratory Courses

Information for International Students

Various funding programmes enable international students to gain insight into the available research opportunities and obtain first-hand experience at an early stage in their career. Depending on their country of origin and university, students may need to obtain permission from the Federal Employment Agency before starting employment at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The International Advisory Services team provides advice and support to international students on all legal matters concerning non-residents and social legislation. More Inforamtion can be found here:
International Advisory Services at Forschungszentrum Jülich
Information for students from abroad