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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Internships in in Computer Science at Max Planck Institutes (Fully funded)

If you hold a degree in Computer Science, software engineering or related disciplines and you are looking for an internship opportunity in Germany, then you can discover this prestigious internship opportunity at Max Planck Institue

in Germany.

In this blog post we present to you vital information about the internships in CS at Max Planck Institutes.


Internships overview

The Max Planck Institutes for Informatics, Software Systems, and Security and Privacy, offer research internships in all areas of Computer Science. An internship at a Max Planck Institute is a way to pursue world-class research in computer science! The internships are also an excellent way to explore research or new research areas for the first time.

Internships are open all-year round to exceptional Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral students worldwide, as well as exceptional individuals from industry interested in gaining academic research experience in computer science. No German Language knowledge required.


Internship Coverage and Duration

All internships at Max Planck Institue are fully funded, covering living costs, housing and round trip travel costs. A typical internship lasts 12 to 14 weeks, but longer internships are possible.


Practical Benefits of Max Planck Institutes internship

• Renowned Research Community:

Max Planck Institutes offer an internationally renowned research community with world-class faculty spanning the entire spectrum of Computer Science.

• Hands-On Research Experience:

Interns gain direct, hands-on experience in cutting-edge computer science research. Successful internships often lead to coauthored publications at top academic conferences.

• Multicultural Environment:

The working environment is English-speaking, multicultural, and diverse.


Who Can Apply

• Internships are open to exceptional Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral students worldwide with a basic background in Computer Science (approximately the first three years of a standard Computer Science Bachelors program by the start of the internship) and an interest in CS research. Industry applicants with a similar background and an interest in academic CS

research may also apply.

Thesis Opportunities: Students seeking Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis projects are welcome to apply. The internship project can be converted to a thesis if the student’s university allows.

Pre-Doctoral Exploration: Internships provide an excellent opportunity for pre-doctoral students to explore computer science research before pursuing a research career.


Application Process

Interested candidates can Submit their application. Apply online at: (

As part of your application, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • CV

  • Transcripts,

  • Contact information for at least one reference

  • An optional motivation letter.

  • You can also optionally indicate faculty members at the participating institutes with whom you would like to work and the period during which you would like to intern.


You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email. If you are selected, you will also be put in touch with your assigned faculty mentor to finalize the exact dates of your internship and settle on an internship project.



Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by the following deadlines:

• For internships starting between May and August: Apply by November 1 of the previous year

• For internships starting at any other time of the year, apply at least 5 months before your intended starting date.


You can find further info about The Max Planck Institutes internship in Computer Science at the official website below:


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