Training and Employment

To support the development of future scientists, the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IPA) offers positions for interns and diploma and doctoral candidates.


Applications can be sent throughout the year to one of the contacts below. It should be kept in mind that:

  • internships should be at least four weeks in duration;
  • training is on-the-job in current projects
  • your application should include the dates of your availability, relevant education, training or experience, and your area of interest.

We will then advise you whether we are able to schedule an internship for you, or if you are on our waiting list. (Contact: Sonja Mandelartz)

Bachelor and Master Theses

In order to assure optimal supervision, the specific topic should complement current IPA research activities. Appropriate branches of study are primarily in engineering and the natural sciences. (Contact: Dr. Hans Schlager)

Doctoral Candidates

A limited number of scholarships are available to doctoral candidates under the DLR guidelines for promoting doctorates. (Contact: Prof.Dr. Markus Rapp)


IPA offers term employment for work on specific projects to students, scientists and junior scientists. Payment is according to Germany's "Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst" (TVöD) valid since October 2005 (formerly BAT).

Our list of open positions is available at "Jobs and Carreer at DLR: Institut of Atmospheric Physics".

Dr.rer.nat. Hans Schlager
German Aerospace Center

Institute of Atmospheric Physics
, Atmospheric trace gases
Tel: +49 8153 28-2510

Fax: +49 8153 28-1841

Sonja Mandelartz
German Aerospace Center

Institute of Atmospheric Physics
, Central Tasks
Tel: +49 8153 28-2590

Fax: +49 8153 28-1841

Prof.Dr. Markus Rapp
German Aerospace Center

Institute of Atmospheric Physics

Tel: +49 8153 28-2521

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