Internship for students

Every year, KUKA offers internships for university applicants and students. This is your opportunity: you will gain insights into the current projects and learn about the practical aspects of the world of Industrie 4.0 – an optimum entry point for your career.

Internship at KUKA: options for students

KUKA offers two kinds of student internship – depending on whether you will shortly start your course or are already in the middle of it. Here you can find all the information about both variants:

Pre-internship for university applicants: “Basic skills in metal”

In many courses, you need to have practical training or provide evidence of participation in an activity of this kind before you are allowed to start your course. You can achieve this in the form of a technical pre-internship at KUKA. Then you can submit the certificate to your university or college.

In addition to the certificate for your higher education, the pre-internship also provides you with insights that you cannot acquire from a book: you get to know innovative technologies in the area of automation, and you can embark on your course already equipped with practical knowledge.

In your pre-internship at KUKA, you will experience hands-on work right from the start.

Contents of the pre-internship

  • You learn simple fundamentals of metalworking: marking-out, filing, sawing, drilling, reaming, countersinking, thread-cutting, working with various materials, machining sheet metal, shearing and bending.
  • You complete riveting training.
  • You practice mechanical metal cutting, for example using lathes and milling machines.
  • You learn about various welding processes such as oxyacetylene welding, metal and arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and you find out about brazing.
  • You learn how to read straightforward technical drawings.
  • You measure and inspect finished workpieces.
  • You learn the basics of pneumatics with simple circuits.

Duration of the pre-internship

The pre-internship at KUKA in Augsburg starts at the end of June and lasts for six to eight weeks. You do this in our Training Center in Augsburg. In Bremen you will work in the training shop floor or at assembly at a customer's site.

Application for a pre-internship

The KUKA online job exchange shows you what vacancies are available. For a pre-internship in Augsburg, please apply from around March onwards for one of the pre-internship places, using the online application form for this. In Bremen and in Obernburg we only allocate places to unsolicited applications Also read our Application tipps first.

Internship for students: practical work supplements theory

If you are already studying, your internship at KUKA will give you insights into company structures, processes and projects. Here, you create an optimum basis for successful work.

Each year, KUKA offers about 160 places for a student internship – in various parts of the company and at different sites.

In your internship at KUKA, you form part of the team and work on ongoing projects.

Contents of the internship

  • You will be involved in ongoing projects.
  • You will gain direct insights into the world of automation.
  • You will learn about interdisciplinary structures in an international organization.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop your skills further in working with project colleagues and managers, as well as customers and suppliers.
  • You will promote your communication skills and ability to work in a team.

Duration of the internship

Ideally, your internship will start when the semester starts, and will last for five or six months. You can also combine the mandatory internship with a voluntary internship or with your diploma paper.

Application for the student internship

All available internship places are listed in the KUKA online job exchange. Please send us your application one semester before the desired internship semester. Please use the online application form to do this.

Also read our application tips.

Student internship at KUKA: a Fair Company

KUKA is a member of the Fair Company Initiative: We place great emphasis on fair opportunities for interns. After all, it is also in our interests to offer you the best training conditions.

An overview of the Fair Company rules:

  • We do not replace full-time jobs with interns, voluntary interns or guest students.
  • We do not console graduates who have applied for a permanent position with an internship.
  • We do not promise a full-time position to an intern if there are no such plans for one.
  • We offer internships primarily for career orientation purposes during the training phase.
  • We pay our student interns appropriate remuneration for their work.
  • We create transparency about tasks, points of contact and objectives of the internship as well as about the rules of conduct.

Lay the foundation stone for your career now and apply for a student internship at KUKA!

Contact Augsburg:
Mr. Daniel Goller

Tel. +49 821 797 3491


Contact Bremen:
Ms. Neele Kutzky
Tel. +49 421 6602 -358


Contact Obernburg:

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