DESY offers at both research locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen the possibility to carry out internships of several weeks in the fields of research, information technology (IT), mechanics, electrical engineering, electronics and administration.

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Internship proactive application

How do I apply?

Interested person can apply for the advertised internships via the online portal. If the desired area or group does not have an online advertisement at the moment, please send us your application documents with details of the desired area or group to and we will check individually whether an internship is currently possible.

As internships are limited and supervision must be provided for the desired period, applications should be submitted at least 6 months (earliest 8 months) before the start of the internship.

Required application documents and information for a proactive application

  • Letter of motivation stating the kind of internship and any existing knowledge or skills
    □ Computer skills
    □ Knowledge of the operating systems OSX, Linux or Windows    
    □ Knowledge of foreign languages
    □ Other special skills or knowledge  
  • Specification of the desired period
  • Indication of the field of interest (max. 3):
    □ Astrophysics (only in Zeuthen) □ Business Internship □ Construction Mechanics
    □ Electrical Engineering □ Electronics Development □ Electronics Production
    □ Industrial Mechanics □ IT/Computing □ Library/Documentation
    □ Mechatronics □ Physics □ Precision Mechanics
    □ Technical Product Designer □ Vacuum Technology  
  • Name of a person at DESY with whom an agreement may have been made about an internship at DESY
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Students: matriculation certificate
  • Compulsory internships: School requirements or the university regulations for a compulsory internship
  • Current certificate
  • Questionnaire internship proactive applications (necessary)


You can find our current internship advertisements here:

DESY would like to significantly increase the participation of women in the scientific-technical field and therefore requests girls to apply for the positions to be filled.

We look forward to receiving your application via our application portal: