DESY offers internships of several weeks in the technical workshops and research groups to pupils from the age of 14 years or older and to matriculated students. The internships can be done at both DESY institutes, Hamburg and Zeuthen.

How do I apply?

Interested people can apply via email. Please submit your complete application documents at least 6 month in advance and 8 month at longest before the favoured period of internship. Incomplete applications will not be treated. Please send your application only once and refrain from multiple applications. Send all documents in a single PDF file.

Required application documents

  • Cover letter
  • Favoured period of internship
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Students: certificate of matriculation
  • Current certificates
  • In case you apply for an internship at DESY in Hamburg, please enclose the completed questionnaire with your application
  • Information on the favoured division
    • Research,
    • Information technology (IT),
    • Mechanics,
    • Electrical engineering or electronics


Additional information

The following information facilitates the individual placement in an appropriate DESY group:

  • Already completed internships or other activities
  • Knowledge and skills you already have?


Hamburg location

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
- HR department-

Notkestraße 85
D-22603 Hamburg

application/pdf Questionnaire (197KB)
Questionnaire for an internship in Hamburg
Zeuthen location

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
- HR department-

Platanenallee 6
D-15738 Zeuthen