Internships/Thesis in Germany

Insights into the colorful world of Covestro

Whether you would like to get to know Covestro better during an internship or write your thesis with us: At all Covestro's main German locations we offer students the chance to gain valuable experience and to discover the colorful world of Covestro up close.

Types of internships

Put your theoretical knowledge into practice and discover our diverse fields of activity as well as entry and development opportunities at Covestro. We offer the following types of internships that can be carried out alongside your studies; they are all perfectly tailored to your prior knowledge and your needs:

  • Voluntary internship
  • Mandatory internship/practical semester
  • Theses
  • Gap year internship
  • Prospective doctoral candidates
  • Student teachers
  • Traineeships

Length of internship, dissertation and traineeship

Your internship at Covestro will last at least three months. For a comprehensive insight into our company, we recommend that you complete an internship of three to six months. This will allow you to take on tasks independently after your orientation period. For mandatory internships and practical semesters, we follow the duration specified in your study regulations, which should at best be at least three months. Apart from that, you can also combine two types of internship. Prospective doctoral candidates can write their dissertation for three years in the company, and a traineeship after graduation is planned for 18-24 months.


Above all, we are looking for inquisitive minds with initiative, team spirit and communication skills. Good academic performance is of course a plus. As a prospective student from abroad, you should also have a good command of English. In some departments it is very helpful if you also speak German.

Your thesis at Covestro

In our diverse fields of activity, new and exciting questions arise time and again. We are happy to offer you the opportunity to write your dissertation, bachelor's or master's thesis in the fields of natural science, technology or economics with us. Please feel free to include a proposed topic or focus directly in your cover letter.


We remunerate all internships. The amount of remuneration depends on the type of internship. Voluntary internships are remunerated with the minimum wage.


To help the recruiters in the respective country process your application quickly and plan your assignment, we recommend that you apply six months before the desired start date with the following documents:

  • A detailed cover letter stating the desired period and area of work,
  • A tabular resume,
  • Certificates (high school diploma, undergraduate degree, overview of grades),
  • Certificate of matriculation,
  • Internship guidelines of your technical college/university.

Online application for internships

You can find all open internship positions in our job portal:
Job portal