Internships and work/study

Opportunities from the outset

Are you looking to gain some initial professional experience and want to help people? Then join us in improving people’s quality of life with our products and services. We offer you a whole host of exciting insights in an innovative environment focusing on medical and orthopaedic technology, at various locations.

Gain professional experience while studying – we mentor and support you as an individual.
The first steps on your career path

What can you expect as a student at Ottobock?

An internship or work/study position is an important step on the way to your career. We offer you exciting projects, valuable experience and in-depth insights into our everyday work. You’re part of the team from the very start, and have individual introductory training on site. We offer internships and work/study positions in many areas. At our company, you have the opportunity to learn more about your specialist area – in Duderstadt, Königsee, Berlin or Vienna.

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What we offer you

  • You’ll gain valuable insights into the multifaceted world of high-quality and technologically outstanding products and services.
  • You’ll be a member of a fixed team and receive professional support from qualified mentors on site.
  • We want you to get involved and contribute your own ideas – during projects as well as in our day-to-day business.
  • When you work with us, you build contacts and can network across the company.
  • We’re happy to have you work flexible hours or work from home if your area is suitable for this.
  • You can expect fantastic benefits, including discounts at local businesses, sports programmes from badminton to yoga and training measures for your individual needs.
When you do an internship at Ottobock, you gain valuable practical experience even before you finish your degree.
Theory + practice

Internships and academic theses at Ottobock

Right now, you spend all your time in the lecture hall, library and canteen – as far as the theoretical side goes, there’s no getting past you! But what’s it actually like in practice? Find out. We offer you a whole host of opportunities – from voluntary to pre-study to mandatory internships.

All you need to know about your internship

We coordinate with you individually to arrange the length of your internship (mandatory or voluntary). You work full time with us, i.e. 40 hours per week, with salary and holiday included, of course. We offer you professional mentoring throughout your entire internship and the opportunity to write your thesis in one of our departments at the end of your degree, where applicable. Whether you’re focusing on research and development or HR management, for instance – we’re there to support you as you write your paper and would be happy to help you select your topic as well.

Please note that we offer only mandatory internships in research and development at our location in Vienna.

Requirements for your mandatory internship

  • You are currently studying towards a degree.
  • You have an official document from your institute of higher education regarding a mandatory internship.

Requirements for your voluntary internship

  • You are currently studying towards a degree, or you want to gain initial professional experience between your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Requirements for your final thesis

  • You are enrolled at an institute of higher education.
  • You are required to write a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis.

How can you apply?

Check out our job portal to see all of our internship positions. You can upload your CV and cover letter via the portal and apply directly online. If possible, please submit your application at least three months prior to the period you are planning to spend with us.

Current internship openings on our job portal

Get actively involved and take responsibility – our company offers ideal opportunities to share your strengths.
Practical experience during your degree

Work/study opportunities at Ottobock

Do you have all the theoretical background and can hardly wait to put it into practice? Take the opportunity to apply the knowledge you’ve learned in your degree course in a practical setting at Ottobock while gaining valuable experience. Get a taste of the real world of work with us, collaborate on exciting projects and take early steps to network in the company.

All you need to know about working here as a student

When you take a work/study position, you can work up to 20 hours per week on a flexible schedule during the semester and even up to 40 hours per week during semester breaks. Our company has working students in a wide range of specialist departments, where they are a fixed part of the team and collaborate on current tasks. You’re a full-fledged member of our team and have the opportunity to take responsibility, enhance your skills to best effect and prepare to start your career.

Requirements for your work/study position

  • You are currently studying towards a degree.
  • You have time for a work/study position in addition to studying towards your degree.

How can you apply?

Visit our job portal to see all available work/study places at Ottobock. You can upload your CV and cover letter via the portal and apply directly online.

Current openings on our job portal

Our locations. Your workplace.

From Duderstadt to Berlin, and from Königsee to Vienna – our company is regularly looking for active support at various locations. Where will your career take you?


Our headquarters are located in Duderstadt in southern Lower Saxony, 25 km from the ICE train station in Göttingen. Duderstadt is where we develop our groundbreaking products including new prostheses, orthoses and exoskeletons, which are then used by people around the world.


Our location in Berlin is home to our development department for high-tech wheelchairs. This location is also the hub of the company’s digital transformation. Interdisciplinary teams develop and test innovative products, technologies and business models on the premises of the former Bötzow Brewery in the heart of the city.


The history of our location in Königsee, Thuringia, goes back to our founding year of 1919. Today, engineers work closely with production to test new materials, develop prototypes for new wheelchairs and transfer them to fabrication here in the hometown of the company’s founder.


Ottobock has been doing business in Austria for over 50 years. In addition to fabrication, it’s the research and development department that makes Vienna one of the key locations in the group of undertakings. More than 600 employees bring high-tech prosthetic innovations to life here.
Easy and efficient

Your application process at Ottobock

1. Apply online with us, ideally directly via the job portal.

2. You receive an e-mail confirmation from us immediately after submitting your application.

3. We review your application documents.

4. Your are invited to an interview, either online or in person.

5. We discuss your application internally together with the relevant department and get in touch with you.

From students to employees

An internship or work/study position at Ottobock is often the first step on a shared journey. Many of our former interns and working students have grown together with us – and are happy to still be doing so today.


Want to meet a few of your future colleagues? Then check out our podcast, Insights@Ottobock! Our two work/study students, Marcel and Lukas, join a few employees from a wide range of professions at Ottobock to talk about moving stories and everyday working experiences. And our trainees, students and interns give you an insight into their everyday work on Instagram, too. Check it out!

Shared meetings and events

We look forward to meeting you in person! The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic means we can welcome you to our company in person only under limited circumstances, so we are offering virtual ways of exchanging ideas that we will communicate here when the time comes. We ask that you then register in advance.

Still have questions? Then get in touch with us in Duderstadt, Königsee, Berlin or Vienna.

Céline Cepeda Rodriguez

Personnel Officer for Trainee Support

Your contact for Duderstadt and Berlin
+49 5527 848 1724

Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA
Max-Näder-Str. 15
37115 Duderstadt, Germany

Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA
Prenzlauer Allee 242
10405 Berlin, Germany

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Karolin Seitler

HR Officer

Your contact for Königsee
+49 36738 79282

Ottobock Mobility Solutions GmbH & Otto Bock Manufacturing Königsee GmbH
Lindenstraße 13
07428 Königsee

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Verena Radnitzky


Your contact for Vienna
+43 15233786294

Ottobock Healthcare Products GmbH
Brehmstrasse 16
A-1110 Vienna, Austria

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