Career-oriented Traineeships

Information about traineeship applications

We are pleased about your interest in our work. Please send us your application documents and keep the following in mind.

Applications for traineeships as part of a course of study or professional training are handled by the human resources offices at each DLR location.

Applications for a student traineeship at DLR as part of a career choice or orientation process

The application should include as a minimum:

  • Cover letter
  • Biography
  • The latest school certificate(s)/report card(s)
  • Questionnaire (see below)

You are requested to supply a short letter indicating the dates desired for you traineeship as well as the particular institute or field, for example, "ratio technology".

If you have letters of recommendation, certificates about course participation, etc, please include them as well. Submit only copies and enclose everything in a folder, since we will be sending your application around successively to various institutes. We do not accept email applications.

Please inform yourself in advance about the work carried out at the various institutes and facilities at the location you are interested in by consulting their Web site.

The questionnaire will help us to judge whether your ideas about the traineeship can be matched with the various subjects dealt with at our different research centers.

Please send your application to the particular DLR_School_Lab you are interested in. If you want to apply for a traineeship at a location without a DLR_School_Lab, please contact the local human resources department there.

Traineeships are usually carried out in working groups at the institute or facility. Not all of them can offer traineeships year-round. Far more people are interested than the number of available places, so do apply early.

It can take some time to process your application, but we will inform you as soon as we have received it. It would be useful, although not essential, if you could give us your email address.

If you are interested in applying for a traineeship at the Technical Universities Hamburg-Harburg or Dortmund, please contact those universities directly.




  •  DLR site Bremen
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    Home page of DLR site Bremen

    Instead of standard, career-oriented traineeships, DLR_School_Lab Bremen offers a so-called autumn traineeship for ten students in the ninth grade or above. In the framework of this optional traineeship during the autumn school break in Bremen and Niedersachsen, specially conceived lectures and workshops are provided daily for two weeks. Although this programme is, in general, not a substitute for a career-oriented traineeship, it may in some cases be recognized by school authorities.

    For more information see (german website):


    Dr. Dirk Stiefs
    Leiter DLR_School_Lab Bremen
    Robert Hooke-Straße 7
    28359 Bremen








  •  DLR site Bonn
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    Home page of DLR site Bonn

    Application by email or mail


    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.
    Königswinterer Straße 522 - 524
    53227 Bonn


  •  DLR site Hamburg
    zum Bild DLR site Hamburg

    Home page of DLR site Hamburg

    Application by email or mail

    Contact for Traineeships at DLR:

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.
    Sportallee 54a
    22335 Hamburg


    Contact for Traineeships at DLR_School_Lab TU Hamburg-Harburg:

    DLR_School_Lab TU Hamburg-Harburg
    Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
    Schwarzenbergstraße 95D
    21073 Hamburg



  •  DLR site Stuttgart
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    Home page of DLR site Stuttgart

    Application by mail


    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.
    Administrative Dienste - Personal
    Pfaffenwaldring 38 - 40
    70569 Stuttgart


  •  DLR site Trauen
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    Home page of DLR site Trauen

    Application by mail


    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.
    Eugen-Sänger-Str. 50
    29328 Faßberg


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