Internships

Responsibility and exciting projects from day one.

Internships

During your internship you will receive a practical insight into our numerous technical and commercial departments. You will also take on some key responsibilities: from the very beginning, we will give you concrete tasks (and by that we definitely do not mean making coffee or doing photocopies) and expect you to process small projects independently. Even as an intern, you can make a difference to our company.

The team that you will be joining on your first day will take you seriously and implement any good ideas that you may have. As a result, your own experiences will allow you to get to know the business processes of a global company.

The ideal conditions for an internship at GF

  • Good academic performance (ideally, you should have already completed the first semester of your studies)
  • Ambition and initiative
  • Dedication and a conscientious attitude
  • Team spirit and strong communication skills
  • Written and spoken English language skills
  • Ability to work confidently with MS Office

An internship with us generally lasts for six months but we can also agree shorter or longer periods.

Application advice

  • Timing: Please apply three to four months before the internship start date.
  • Open positions: You can find available internships on our vacancies list. If you are interested in one of the internships that we have available, please apply directly to the respective site. The relevant contact details are provided with each internship profile.
  • Unsolicited application: If you don’t find a suitable vacancy online, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. To find the right person to contact, please use the Contact Box on the right hand side.

You might also find our Facebook page useful – Georg Fischer Young Career is designed especially for young people who have just started their career. Go and take a look!

We are looking forward to receiving your application and to providing you with an exciting internship full to the brim with practical experience.

Get to know some of our interns

"They made me feel part of a team from day one"

InterviewLuca Gianfrate, GF Automotive, Schaffhausen

Why did you decide to do your internship at GF?

My Master’s degree in Management, Technology and Economics (MSc MTEC) at ETH Zurich (CH) requires me to gain some practical experience with an internship before starting writing a Master Thesis and graduate. In that regard, GF Automotive offered a challenging project in the Business Development function, which allowed me to leverage my Bachelor’s background in Automotive Engineering.

What did your internship entail and which aspects do you like most?

During my three-month internship, I had to carry out a market analysis of both the Investment Casting and Additive Manufacturing Industry. In order to do that I had to investigate, contact suppliers and incumbents, I took part in conferences and built up a network. I liked most about the project that it was challenging, dynamic and has a direct impact on the company strategy. And what I like most at GF is that the people are open-minded, ready to change and to help - they made me feel part of a team from day one.

What was your most impressive moment at GF?

The most exciting and impressive moment of my internship was my business trip to Paris (FR). I attended a world conference where I had the opportunity to meet many experienced and interesting people.

What kind of advice would you give to potential GF applicants?

I would suggest them to take full advantage of the opportunity. At GF you can lead your own learning process and propose innovative as well as creative ways to go and run the business. Managers here are ready to listen to your ideas and empower your enthusiasm. If you are motivated about learning and improving things this is the right place to be.

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Find on Georg Fischer Young Career several new colleagues at GF, telling you more about their job in 3 pics. For example Alejandro, participant of GF Machining Solutions' Graduate Talent Program. Read more

Praktikum

«I like the idea of contributing to the development of lightweight components for everyday products!»

Tamara joined GF Automotive in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) as an intern. Find out more about the ETH student and which knowledge she implements: Read more 

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“Joining GF is like becoming part of a big family”

Benjamin joined GF Automotive in Kunshan (China) as an intern. Find out more about his internship as project manager and why he joined GF: Read more

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“GF is the perfect partner to go abroad with”

Johannes joined GF as an intern three years ago. Today, he is a Product Manager at GF Piping Systems. Find out how he got there and why he regards internships as perfect career start: Read more

If you would like to hear more stories from our interns, take a look at our Facebook page Georg Fischer Young Career!