ElringKlinger AG


From academia to industry. Why not join a global player?

You have already completed a few years of university study, revised for exams and prepared presentations. Having acquired solid theoretical knowledge, you are now looking to apply these skills in practice. A global market leader may be the perfect solution.

Are you capable of working in a self-directed manner? Are you motivated, focused on performing to the highest standard and able to work in a team-based environment? We value students who are willing to take on responsibility, people with the desire to tackle new tasks with a keen sense of initiative and come up with ideas that can help to propel ElringKlinger forward as a company. We also attach great importance to well-developed social skills. Would you like to join our team? Are you keen to gain an insight into how a company operates in practice?

We are eager to attract students with a background in business as well as students enrolled in any form of technical or engineering course. Apply now and become part of our success story.

What we can offer you

More than a mere "taster course"

Are you currently studying at university/college? Are you keen to gain some hands-on experience in industry? Internships and degree thesis placements should always be a win-win situation. As a student, you will be given the chance to extend your skills by working on specific projects as part of your internship or focusing on a thesis/dissertation topic of relevance to the company. We can offer you internships or thesis topics in nearly any area of our business. You are welcome to contribute your own ideas, put forward suggestions, optimize processes and a lot more besides – it's up to you. We are keen to attract people who can provide a fresh impetus.

ElringKlinger also has opportunities for student employees throughout the company. They assist us with ongoing projects and day-to-day tasks. Student employment is the perfect complement to your degree program, as you can apply theoretical abilities acquired during your studies to practical tasks.

There is more to life than work. It's all about finding the right balance. Get-togethers are organized on a regular basis so that students can meet up after work. You also have the chance to join one of our many sport groups. Whether soccer or fitness training – there is ample opportunity to get your pulse rate up.

Internships abroad

ElringKlinger is a global corporation. We are represented at 45 sites around the globe. And, we are committed to further growth. We offer a broad range of internships at our international locations. The emphasis is on interns with a technical/engineering background. At the same time, we also welcome candidates with a focus on business studies or similar. Gathering experience abroad is the perfect way to broaden your horizons – at a professional and personal level. We look forward to receiving your application.

Application process

You would like to know what happens to your application once you have sent it to us via our online tool. We appreciate that. After all, this is an exciting moment in your future career.

You will be notified by e-mail as soon as we have received your application via the online application form. Your documents will then be forwarded to the HR Advisor responsible for such applications. Having preselected suitable applicants, he will then pass on the details of potential candidates to the relevant department.

Those candidates considered to be suitable will be invited to a personal interview. You will be introduced to a representative of our HR department as well as a staff member of the department or unit to which you would later be assigned. If the meeting proves successful, we would be delighted to welcome you as an intern or offer you a role for the purpose of writing your dissertation or degree thesis – but only, of course, if you feel that we are the right company for you.

If you are interested in completing an internship abroad, please submit a speculative application by using the online application form. Please send us your application in English. We will try to respond as soon as possible to let you know whether there are any openings. 

Submitting a successful application

There are no second chances when it comes to first impressions.

Please apply online by using our Web-based application form. It allows you to apply to a specific position advertised by the company or submit a speculative application. If you use the online form, we can also guarantee that your application will be processed quickly and efficiently.

In Germany, an application includes all relevant educational documentation. Please submit a well-written and convincing cover letter, your full CV/résumé as well as copies of relevant certificates and references (e.g. school, vocational training, university/college, internships).

For international applicants: To apply, please submit a well-written and convincing cover letter together with your CV/résumé.

In your cover letter please specify for which position you wish to apply and why this role is particularly appealing to you. Additionally, we would like to know why specifically you have applied to ElringKlinger and why you would be a good match for the position in question.

If you are interested in other positions, please only apply once and specify the various roles for which you would like to be considered.

We look forward to receiving your application.


In which areas does ElringKlinger have opportunities for students?

Whether you have a background in business or in a technical discipline, ElringKlinger offers extensive career opportunities in a number of areas. As an automotive supplier, we have strong demand for engineering students. In other areas too, however, we are always looking to attract highly motivated students, e.g. in Sales, Purchasing or Controlling.

Are there any specific prerequisites for an internship or company-based thesis topics at ElringKlinger?

Before being able to join our team, you will require a document from your university/college confirming that the internship is mandatory and an essential element of the curriculum. We suggest that you submit this confirmation together with your application documents. Should you be interested in a voluntary internship, we can offer you such openings for a period of up to three months.

Do I have to submit topics for a thesis/dissertation?

No, we will suggest a number of topics, as this is the best way to ensure that you can work on a thesis/dissertation that is of interest to our company.
Please visit this section for details.

Can I apply directly for an internship abroad or do I have to complete an internship at one of ElringKlinger's sites in Germany first?

You are welcome to apply to us directly (speculative application) for an internship abroad.

Will ElringKlinger provide help when it comes to finding accommodation?

Yes, we can offer a selection of apartments and fully furnished rooms.

Which references/certificates should I include with the application?

We require all current reports/certificates, such as your high school diploma, your grade point average at college/university and vocational/internship references (if available).