Apply your creative drive
to our diverse tasks.
Students enrich our projects with their ideas and abilities. We started out with a university affiliation and many of our colleagues are practicing lecturers. As such, we truly value our students because we recognize their potential and deliberately nurture it.
Our students are naturally team members and their opinions are important to us in decision making processes. Working closely together with experts and connected through our IAV-wide student network, they have the opportunity to experience demanding and trailblazing work with us.
Students are welcome to return – and we are very pleased that this is quite often the case!
Be it an internship, a work-study position or for your thesis – students work hand in hand with our experts, who quickly introduce them to specialized subject material and are always available for questions.
At IAV the whole team pitches in – whether you have been around for years or are just getting started. We enjoy the mutual enrichment to be gained from experienced and new employees.
Your new job – just a few steps away
Find your dream job
At IAV we offer students countless opportunities to successfully combine theory and practice. Our job offers are always up-to-date. Our full-text search makes it easy to screen task descriptions for target keywords like “C++” or “MATLAB”.
How to apply for one or more positions
In order to give us a good first impression of your profile, your documents should be complete – with a cover letter, your CV, a current transcript, and all your internship references.
This will ensure that your documents find their way to the right point of contact in the department as quickly as possible, even if you’ve found several interesting jobs:
You only have to set up your profile once for jobs in Germany. You can then easily submit multiple applications. More specifically: clicking on “apply” will direct you to the IAV applicant portal where you will fill out your profile and submit your application. Find additional jobs in our job search. Click on apply in the IAV applicant portal to add a few job specific details and submit the application.
We will confirm receipt of your application by email.
We review your application carefully
If your profile fits the position and the tasks meet your demands, we will invite you to one to two interviews so we can get to know each other and discuss potential career prospects. This could take place during a telephone or personal interview.
While you consider whether you would like to work with us, we will ensure that you receive a prompt decision. You are of course welcome to contact the career team to determine the status of your application.
Attractive benefits and opportunities for students
At IAV you will find the ideal setting for your professional development. As a well-positioned company that has reaped the benefits of organic growth, we want to share our success with our employees in the form of attractive conditions.
FAQ for students
I am currently studying – what career opportunities can IAV offer me?
There are a variety of opportunities for students: At IAV we offer different possibilities that successfully combine theory and practice – and in the form or internships, work-study, and thesis work.
For example, you could work on a topic during an internship and go more in depth within the framework of your thesis work. Or you could work for a set number of hours while studying. Then you would not only benefit financially thanks to our student wage agreements, but you could also acquire valuable practical experience in your field.
Is there a fixed start date for student jobs, internships, and thesis work?
We individually determine the exact start date with you. Internships and thesis work typically begin with each semester in the spring or fall, and student jobs all year round.
How are students at IAV compensated?
Work-study students receive a fixed hourly wage based on the wage agreement for students. Internships and thesis work are compensated with an attractive monthly sum.
What are the requirements for an IAV internship?
The basic requirement is enrollment at a university. IAV offers students both compulsory and voluntary internships. You should obviously be enthusiastic about the topics we deal with.
In addition to good academic performance, you should also be able to work independently and be motivated to set your own ideas in motion. You can find additional requirements in the individual job descriptions.
How long are internships at IAV?
The duration of compulsory internships depend on your university’s regulations and are generally between two to six months long. The longer the practical phase, the more substantial a glimpse you get into the respective field of work. Our voluntary internships are up to three months long.
Can I apply to IAV for an internship followed by a student or thesis work job?
Absolutely! A combination of an internship and a student or thesis work job is possible. Since you will be able to familiarize yourself intensively with these topics throughout this entire time, our specialized departments will be happy to assist you.
Just look at our job offers to figure out the topic you want to focus on for your internship or thesis work and mention in your cover letter that you are interested in starting with an internship or continuing with your thesis work.
Can I submit my own topic suggestions for my final thesis?
Yes, you are more than welcome to apply with your own topic suggestions so long as they fit our company profile. Please use our unsolicited application form.
Can I do my doctorate at IAV?
Professional excellence is incredibly important to us. That is why we collaborate closely with universities and research institutes. Around 500 scientific papers incl. doctorates are written at IAV every year.
Excellent final grades and a keen motivation to perform research are prerequisites for doing a doctorate at IAV. You have already found your potential dissertation advisor who is willing to supervise external work. You can find the appropriate topic for your doctorate listed in our job offers or in conjunction with a specialized department.
This collaboration is generally laid out over three years with an attractive wage agreement. To ensure that your doctorate remains the primary focus, your weekly work time will not exceed 18 hours. You can flexibly determine the allocation between project and research work with your supervising specialized department. Other setups (e.g. part-time, directly at the university) are also an option.
We encourage and support professional exchange within the company. And our doctoral candidates will receive an unlimited full-time employment opportunity upon successful completion of their doctoral dissertation.
What opportunities do students have to work at IAV’s international locations?
Usually only students from the respective countries are employed at our international locations, as we work closely with local universities.
Additional internship spots can be offered for international students in some situations. In such cases, the internship should last four to six months. Final theses for German universities are typically not supervised at locations abroad.