Become part of our team and shape the future of wind energy and hydrogen technologies!

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With us, you can pursue your enthusiasm for renewable energies and put your ideas into practice.

Are you enthusiastic about renewable energies and do you want to develop great ideas and turn them into reality? Then welcome to the team!

There are plenty of good reasons to work at Fraunhofer IWES!


Exciting research questions await you at IWES. The institute is home to one-of-a-kind test rigs and a unique measuring infrastructure as well as state-of-the-art technologies. Here, you will conduct experimental trials and tests and enjoy freedom when it comes to designing your projects. Together, we find solutions to current and future challenges in the fields of wind and hydrogen technologies. To this end, you will work together closely with our customers and partners, applying innovative solutions with your colleagues. Change starts with us.



Discover the IWES spirit!

The best way to find out what future and opportunities await you at IWES and what makes our day-to-day work and the institute culture so special is to hear what our staff have to say. 


Sustainability, diversity, development, and more

You can expect a diverse, inspiring working environment, a variety of challenges and development opportunities.

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Joining IWES


Whether you join directly after graduating or already have work experience and expertise – IWES offers you attractive development perspectives for every stage of your career.



Our vacancies for direct entry

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Then simply take the initiative yourself:


Unsolicited application: Young / experienced professional


Gain work experience or complete a dissertation while still studying – IWES offers you an insight into applied research.

Our vacancies for students

Our vacancies for interns

Didn’t find what you were looking for? We look forward to your unsolicited application in your preferred specialist field at one of our sites:

Unsolicited application: Internship / student assistant with thesis (optional)

Fraunhofer IWES was voted a kununu Top Company in 2023.
In the Trendence Institute's 2023 barometer, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft was ranked 1st among graduates in the Research sector. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft also impressed professionals in the Research sector and was awarded 2nd place.
In Universum’s 2023 ranking of Germany’s most attractive employers, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft secured top places in the Natural Sciences category among both young professionals and students.





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