Young Talents

Fraunhofer ISIT offers young people a wide range of opportunities in the areas of training, internships, FSJ and studies. As an apprentice, you will have the chance to gain practical experience at a renowned research institute and learn from experts. As an intern, you can expand your skills in various specialist areas and work on exciting projects. A voluntary social year (FSJ/FJN) offers you the opportunity to take on social responsibility and gain valuable professional experience at the same time.

As a working student, you have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge from your studies in practice and write your final thesis with us at the end of your studies.

Your dream job in applied research -Come to Fraunhofer ISIT!

Do you want to help shape the future? Then you've come to the right place. Fraunhofer ISIT offers apprenticeships in the field of microsystems technology. 

We not only train, but also educate!

We offer our trainees the best possible start to their professional career. This includes more than just a first-class working environment: practical work with plenty of scope for personal development makes us one of the most popular employers in Germany.

Our on-site trainers work in the middle of the action themselves. Practical skills, specialist knowledge, soft skills - you get an "all-inclusive" package. You will also learn the theory for your future profession at the vocational school (RBZ Kreis Steinburg in Itzehoe) and make new contacts in the process. Internships can also take place at partner companies and cooperation partners outside of the region to give you a broader perspective of the opportunities at ISIT. After your apprenticeship, you will have excellent opportunities with Fraunhofer know-how under your belt.

Focus on your strengths: choose the focus!


As a microtechnologist, you will manufacture microtechnical products in process engineering processes.

Your main focus is microsystems technology (MST), from which you can choose one of two further specializations: Assembly & Connection Technology or Cleanroom.

Your work will be characterized by logistics, process engineering, quality assurance, disposal and technical support. You will work in our research and development areas as well as in the clean room and laboratory.  

Main focus:

Here you will manufacture silicon products by applying layers, structuring, etching, doping and assembling as well as carrying out specific tests.

Fields of application: Micro-electronic-mechanical sensors (MEMS) / optical sensors (MOEMS), power semiconductors, opto-semiconductors or opto-electronic display systems.

Focus on:
assembly &
connection technology

In particular, carriers for the components are manufactured using coating processes and microsystems are produced by assembly, soldering, bonding, sealing and testing.

Areas of application: Production of circuit carriers using thick/thin film technology, hybrid technology, SMD assembly technology, production of components using lithographic deep etching or electroplating and molding technology.

Experience reports on apprenticeship


Sina reports on her training as a microtechnologist specializing in microsystems technology


Saskia talks about her training and career as a microtechnologist

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Your work and responsibilities at Fraunhofer ISIT:

  • Collaboration on research projects and development under the guidance of experienced scientists and technicians.
  • The work includes the analysis of electronic components, destructive and non-destructive, e.g. in metallography and other exciting research laboratories. Assembly and connection technology of prototypes, preparation of reports and evaluation of measurement results.
  • Familiarization with various projects and corresponding processes in the Module Services group as well as familiarization with the business field of micro-manufacturing processes.
  • Introduction to the field of clean room technology.

Your learning objectives at the workplace:

  • Learning work techniques in the analysis and assembly & connection technology laboratories.
  • Working with machines to build and analyze prototypes and electronic assemblies (chip bonders, wire bonders, soldering of SMD components, etc.)
  • Gain experience in planning and implementing scientific projects.
  • Get to know working in a team and the different areas of Fraunhofer ISIT.

Further information about the position:

  • The weekly working time is 39 hours.
  • The position is limited to 1 year.
  • Remuneration: Internationale Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste (ijgd) - Bundesvereinigung e.V. takes over the remuneration of the FJN's.

ISIT regularly takes on interns.

With an internship you will gain a lot of experience in the world of microtechnology and take the first step towards your professional future.

We offer interested students various types of internships at Fraunhofer ISIT:

- School internship (business internship, career exploration internship, etc.)

- Voluntary internship

During the one- to two-week internship, you will work in all relevant business areas of Fraunhofer ISIT and gain insights into the training of microtechnologists and the work of our scientists.


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Become a working student at Fraunhofer ISIT

As a working student at Fraunhofer, you have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge from your studies in practice. You will have the chance to work on innovative solutions and develop your skills. In addition, working student positions at Fraunhofer often offer flexible working hours that can be easily combined with your studies.

Theses at Fraunhofer ISIT

At Fraunhofer, you have the opportunity to write your thesis. You will work closely with the institute's researchers and experts and can benefit from their specialist knowledge. The topics for the theses are usually determined in consultation with the supervisors and can cover various areas of applied research. Being associated with a renowned research institute such as Fraunhofer gives you the opportunity to work on practical issues and gain valuable experience.


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