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Fraunhofer CMI Internship Program

Fraunhofer CMI's internship program provides a global experience to approximately 16 international interns per year. Since its inception, the program has hosted over 300 students. Interns are provided with housing and a stipend and are encouraged to experience not only the American workplace, but the American culture as well. The program has been tremendously successful, receiving rave reviews from all involved. These students are subsequently highly recruited in their home countries as they bring a global perspective to the job.

Explore your possibilities

Internship opportunities, for a minimum duration of 6 months, are available on a continuous basis for students with engineering, biology, or project management backgrounds. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and develop technical skills that will help you excel in your career.

If you would like to be considered for an internship, please e-mail your resume, university transcript, and a cover letter indicating your interests to

Currently we offer internships in the following projects/fields:

Internship Testimonials

  • Marc Müller

    2015 • Germany | Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg | M.Sc. Biology Student

    Internship USA - Fraunhofer CMI - Marc Mueller

    "I worked as an intern at a German diagnostic company for a "healthier tomorrow" before I came to Boston, USA. At Fraunhofer CMI, I can continue working in this field. In my project, we want to develop a multiplex, rapid method for antibiotic susceptibility testing.
    What do I like best about my master thesis project at Fraunhofer CMI? The friendly working environment and the work in an international team, being part of the research and development of diagnostic devices, and the combination of biology and engineering - this is very interesting and exciting. I also like experiencing the American culture. "

  • Matthias Pieplak

    2015 • Germany | Reutlingen University | Project Engineering Student

    Internship USA - Fraunhofer CMI - Marc Mueller

    "I applied to Fraunhofer CMI because I it was a great opportunity for me to combine my studies with working in a multidisciplinary R&D environment. I was involved in all of my supervisors projects, giving me the chance to not only work in my field, but to gain a broad learning experience. What I liked best about my internship? The creative environment. Friendly colleagues, who include and value the work of the interns. The involvement in the daily work. The internationality of the staff, especially the interns. Travelling to various places on the East coast and spending time in Boston, because Boston is awesome!"

  • Martha Maria Frysztacki

    2015 • Germany/Poland | FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg | B.Sc. Mathematics/Exp. Physics

    Internship USA - Fraunhofer CMI - Testimonial Martha

    "I took the initiative to read up on several internship programs within the whole U.S. and I found different interesting offers. Since I was working for 1.5 years at a German Fraunhofer Center, Fraunhofer CMI seemed to be the one most attractive. Also, the location of Boston was a decisive reason to go there, as it is one of the most popular cities when it comes to education.
    About my project in Nanopore Proteomics I especially liked the variety I was working on. It had some aspects about electrical engineering, which I have learned in my minor field of study. So there were many things I could use from my education but also a lot of new things to learn which definitely took me forward. I could use my theoretical knowledge from university in an applied manner and cooperate with different kinds of people with different professional backgrounds. I also improved my English in a professional way, learned how to present results and how to write papers.
    My advice to future interns: Don't have very strict expectations, be open minded and enthusiastic. Then the internship as well as the city of Boston with its charming people will be one of the most precious experiences in your life. Thank you!"

  • Gary Holland

    2005 • United Kingdom | University of Northumbria | Mechanical Engineering

    Gary Holland, Fraunhofer CMI Intern of 2005

    "All in all the year (almost) which i spent at Fraunhofer CMI was the best of my life! The combination of interesting and challenging work, friendly staff and colleagues, very good apartment location and the subsequent improvement to my career prospects made it a superb experience. Thank you very much!"