A taste of life at IWES: Out of the lecture hall and into applied research!

There are a wide variety of ways to join us as a student. Whichever option you choose, you will gain optimal insights into our current research and development projects in the fields of wind energy and hydrogen. From theory to IWES – discover your possibilities:

Student assistantship


At IWES, you can gather some practical experience and play an active part in projects while completing your studies. We offer a wide range of positions in different specialist areas, always with a motivated team there to help you. Contribute your knowledge and ideas and help write our success story! 




At IWES, you get insights into the research and project work. We support you in your professional and personal development and offer impressions of our work in the field of wind energy and hydrogen research. You can complete a full-time voluntary or mandatory internship at IWES. Help us to shape the future of wind energy and green hydrogen!



Final dissertation


The final dissertation is often the core element of a degree program. We would like to accompany you through this exciting and thrilling time: support us as a student assistant and write your final dissertation here at IWES – including once you’ve finished your internship here, if you wish. You will have access to our data and test rigs, meaning you can carry out your research at our institute. Plus, we will be close by to offer help and advice!





Then take a look directly at our current vacancies:

Our vacancies for student assistants


Our vacancies for an internship


Or send us an unsolicited application: 

Unsolicited application for internship/student assistant position with thesis (optional)

You can expect a lot from us as a student!

IWES offers students exciting and varied duties in a sustainable field. And that’s not all by any means: there are also a wide range of benefits from which you can profit. 

Work environment

Combination of theory and practice

Put the knowledge you have acquired into practice here. We look forward to working actively on projects together with you and your ideas. For example, you can also operate our unique test rigs and testing machines. Other thrilling topics among those awaiting you: site assessment, development of digital solutions, system integration of wind energy and hydrogen technology into future energy supply systems.

Close collaboration with cooperation partners

You get a direct insight into our research and experience for yourself how the close collaboration with universities and colleges as well as industrial partners works in applied research. 

Comprehensive support

We don’t leave you on your own during your time as a student assistant or intern; we offer close supervision and active assistance to support you with your dissertation.

Onboarding program

There is nothing standing in the way of your successful start: we will inform you about the processes at the institute right from day one with a range of events. There are also named contact persons available to answer any questions you have and offer you support. In addition, you also receive instruction in our internal processes. 

Working together as equals

At IWES, each and every individual makes valuable contributions to the institute’s success. Working together as equals is something which goes without saying for us. We have established flat hierarchies and encourage collaborative, dynamic teamwork.

Networking events

You’re right in the midst of the action here. Alongside “your” team, you will also get to know colleagues from other areas and build up “your” network. For example, in our weekly digital “IWES Forum” and at the staff meetings held at regularly changing locations. 

Payment and benefits

Payment and vacation

It goes without saying that your work as a student does not go unrewarded. As a student, you receive payment corresponding to the degree and type of employment as well as vacation days.



Flexible working

Flexible working hours

Studying can take up a lot of your time and be truly exhausting – we are well aware of that, and that is why you can coordinate your number of hours and work schedule individually with your team. Together, we will find a way to make it work.

Mobile working 

As a student assistant, you have the option to complete some of your work from home, for example, depending on your duties. We will provide you with the requisite technical equipment. In addition, you can also utilize the institute’s co-working space in Bremen. 

Further development

Personal development possibilities

Whatever field you are active in, we are delighted if you take responsibility for your own work and support you in doing so.

You can also write your dissertation here and explore new fields. Ideally, and if you like, you can launch your career with us right afterwards.

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Discover our IWES spirit!

The best way to find out what future and opportunities await you and what makes up our day-to-day work and the institute's culture is to ask our employees. 

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