Careers at Fraunhofer

Are you a researcher, PhD candidate or student from Brazil who is interested in working in Germany? Fraunhofer might be just the employer you are looking for! Let us show you how to get started in your academic career in Germany.

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Finding the right funding opportunity for your career level


PhD Candidates

Whether you are currently enrolled in a PhD program in Brazil or looking to do a full doctorate in Germany − working with Fraunhofer is a great opportunity!


Postdocs / Experienced Professionals

Experienced professionals from various STEM fields will find exciting tasks at Fraunhofer.  


Students / Interns

Do you want to start working for Fraunhofer while still in university? Gain your first experience in application-oriented research as an intern or as a student employee with us.

So you are considering working for Fraunhofer but have some questions? Find the help you need in our FAQ!

Fraunhofer as an employer


Women in Science

We encourage young women to develop an interest in STEM and support their careers. Find out how you can benefit from funding and other opportunities.



The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has signed the "Charta der Vielfalt" in November 2011. For us, diversity management means openly appreciating, recognizing and productively harnessing the diversity and uniqueness of all our employees. This includes equal participation and development – regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion, ideology, disabilities, age, or sexual identity.

About Fraunhofer

Fraunhofer is the world’s leading applied-oriented research organization. Our employees conduct research at 76 institutes and research units in the fields of health, security, communications, mobility, production, energy and the environment. Opportunities for your career with Fraunhofer are just as varied as our research fields – become part of the team!