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Internships and Work Experience

We offer exciting internship opportunities for anyone who is ready to gain new experiences - whether as a student or pupil! The number of internships available at Hereon varies depending on capacity, internal resources and current projects.

We look forward to providing great insights into our centre through our internships!

Further information on the application process for students and school pupils can be found here:

Internships for students

Students can complete both voluntary and compulsory internships in various areas with us:


Applications by email are preferred, but they may also be made by post:

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

Human Resources

E-mail contact

Max-Planck-Straße 1
21502 Geesthacht

Contact person for further information:

Erika Krüger

Human Resources Development

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1738

E-mail contact

Work Experience for school pupils

Would you like to gain exciting insights into our apprenticeship professions or into research? Then you've come to the right place: In two- to three-week school internships, students are given many opportunities to gain practical experience and learn about occupational fields.

Internships in the following areas

Internships can be completed in technical and administrative apprenticeships as well as in research.

Internships in Polymer Research
Internships in Biomaterial Science (at the Teltow site) - currently not possible
Internships in technical apprenticeships
Internships in the administrative training profession

Application information

Which documents do we need?
- Cover letter (in which area would you like to do your internship and why exactly there?)
- curriculum vitae
- Copies of your last two school reports
- Documents/insurance coverage for the internship from the school

What is the best way to apply?
Please send your complete application documents by e-mail to

Feedback on the student internship

Our intern Annie spent two weeks in the spring of 2022 on a student internship in the areas of human resources management and financial management and controlling. How did Annie like her internship? You can find Annie's feedback here:

"I got a lot out of my time in Human Resources Management and Financial Management Controlling. The internship not only gave me an insight into working life, but also a better understanding of how Hereon works. All my contact persons were very friendly, there was always something to do, so I didn't get bored. Some things in the different work areas I was allowed to visit were not comprehensible to me at first, but since they always explained everything to me and answered my questions, I was able to learn it in the end. What I liked most was the working atmosphere, there was a good balance between learning by doing and inputs. I was also able to get a better picture of my strengths and weaknesses as I learned about different areas."

Ms Anja Badura, Human Resources Development in the Human Resources Management unit, will be happy to provide information on work experience.

Anja Badura

Human Resources Development

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1709

E-mail contact