Internship: Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics

Internship: Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics


Application Deadline: 2 months before intended start date

Standard length of internship: 6 months

Thesis availability: None


Fraunhofer CMI – Center for Manufacturing Innovation – conducts advanced R&D and engineers solutions for a broad range of industries, including biotech/biomedical, consumer products, energy, and fiber optics/photonics. Our services include custom automation systems, biomedical instruments, biomedical devices, process management, and consulting.


Responsibilities and learning opportunities:

Our engineering interns work with custom automation systems in project teams led by Dr. David Chargin and Dr. Holger Wirz. Experienced engineering professionals will help guide and supervise you throughout the projects.


Your main tasks will be:

·         Preparation of mechanical engineering calculations, reports, and construction drawings

·         Assisting with data collection, analysis, and reporting for parts and/or process issues

·         Assist technicians in creating and/or updating assembly procedures

·         Engage in process improvements and efficiency projects

·         Take part in new product/process commercialization activities


What we expect:

·         A good academic record in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, or related field

·         A keen interest in engineering and science topics, combined with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

·         Ability to accept a high degree of responsibility in a team-based organization, combined with the ability to work independently

·         Intercultural capabilities and motivation to integrate into American culture

·         Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

·         Experience with CNC machining is a plus


What you can expect from us:

·         Opportunity to acquire practical research experience through responsibilities.

·         Integration as a fully valued member in our team

·         Housing in a shared apartment with fellow interns and a monthly stipend




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            1} Connect with Fraunhofer CMI on: Facebook | Google+ | YouTube | Linked-In

            2} Send an email with Your Name and suggested internship in the subject field.

                        Example: Meichelle Fraunhofer for Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics Internship

            3) Attach your cover letter, resume, transcripts, and any letters of recommendation as a single PDF file (single files are preferred, not required)

            4) Send your email to

            Please note, thesis projects ARE NOT available with this internship, try researching another.