Interns

Internships provide the great opportunity to gain on-the-job experience while studying at a university. Both, the intern and the company benefit from this model: the students get the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge from their studies and gain practical working experience. The company, on the other hand, can establish contact with potential future employees at an early stage. At X-FAB, you can do an internship at each of your six manufacturing sites but you can also apply for our international internship program.

"I love being part of the automotive evolution."

Elisa, Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, X-FAB France

At X-FAB, we value apprenticeships and internships: we value new-generation engineers who bring new perspectives and are willing to gain experience in our highly diverse work environment.

Elisa is fully integrated into the X-FAB team: aged 19, she joined the company a year ago and is managing her own project to analyse vibrations on specific equipment in order to prevent wafer quality issues. 

 “This is my very first professional experience, and my really open-minded colleagues made it so easy for me to adapt,” Elisa says.

What Elisa likes best about her job is that she has the chance to discover new things every day and to put into practice the theory was taught at school. Elisa got to learn from all her colleagues, who are always available whenever she has a question. But why she has decided to come to X-FAB?

"One day, I went to a car museum in France. Looking at the prodigious evolution of cars through the ages, I said to myself that I wanted to be part of this great adventure, and here I am, working at X-FAB where automotive is part of the company’s DNA!"

I learn from others and always respect those around me, whether it’s in my personal life or at X-FAB.

Elisa is well on track: as a maintenance engineering apprentice, she monitors equipment performance to ensure consistent wafer quality.

What does a healthy work–life balance mean for you? 

The most important for me is to feel at home in my work environment. Diversity is what makes a good team; I learn from others every day and always respect those around me, whether it’s in my personal life or at X-FAB. 

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Opportunities for students

Internships are a great opportunity to gain on-the-job experience while studying at a university. We offer you internships in different departments like production, engineering, customer service, quality, human resources and technology.

As a student you can apply for a internship, for an internship abroad, as working student or for writing your thesis. You will be an important part of the X-FABulous team at one of your six manufacturing sites and you will already take over responsibility in your first technical project.

Once you have gained initial experiences with X-FAB as part of an internship or your thesis, the doors are open for you to join the company directly after graduation.

At X-FAB you will always be supported by experts with many years of professional experience. If you are a students with great communication skills, you are self-organized, reliable and comitted to work independently, then get in touch with us or apply directly via the below contact form.

Global Internship Program

At X-FAB you have the option to develop yourself in an internship and grow your intercultural skills in a foreign country. Apply for the International Internship Program and you spend your internship abroad at one of your our six manufacturing sites in Europe, USA or Malaysia.

Put the knowledge you gained in your studies into practice and - at the same time - get familiar with another culture and the locals. Improve your English language skills or even your German or French.

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If you are considering an internship abroad, these arguments will help you with your decision.

  • You gain experiences in working in a international High-Tech company.
  • You sharpen your intercultural competences.
  • You get payed with a monthly salary.
  • You take over responsibility for own projects.
  • You profit from experienced mentors and knowledge sharing.
  • This will be your entry for a career path at X-FAB.

The curriculum of your study provides a mandatory internship? Additionally, you are open to working abroad? Then the main requirements for your application are met. 

You should also be aware of the following organizational aspects:

  • The internship will cover maximum period of 3 months.
  • You need to have a valid student visa or other residency authorization for the appropriate country (USA, France, Germany or Malaysia).
  • Your English language skills are good or very good.
  • The application process could take up to two months. So keep that in mind and apply as soon as possible.  

In 2019, I was given the opportunity to complete an international internship through X-FAB. This internship was a meaningful experience that allowed me to experience different cultures and to see parts of the world that I had never seen before.

During my ten-week internship, I spent time at three different X-FAB sites across Germany and France. This enabled me to understand how the different sites operated and allowed me to gain practical experience that helped prepare me for my future career. 

For most of my internship, I stayed with a host family near Erfurt, Germany. Not only did this make it easier to adapt to the culture, but it also allowed me to experience what everyday life is like in a different country with people who made me feel like family. 

David Hoefs, IT intern from Lubbock to Erfurt

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