GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE.
A WAY INTO THE BMW GROUP AND YOUR CAREER SUCCESS.
At BMW we open our office doors and factory gates to interns: throughout the year many students spend time with us to get a taste of working life and to gain valuable insights into the different occupational fields at the BMW Group. As part of a short, part-time or full-time internship you also get to understand a great deal about people, technology, processes and corporate culture. You learn to put the theory you have studied at university into practice and to hone your teamwork skills. These represent key requirements for your future success in the workplace and put you at a distinct advantage in relation to your fellow students when applying for a job. Practical experience is, after all, a prerequisite for a successful application with the BMW Group and other important German industrial companies. The initiative "MUT zur Praxis" (Courage to gain practical experience, German) bears witness to this. Students who wish to participate in our Master's programme, Fastlane, should have gained practical experience with us as interns or working students.
Depending on your degree course you can complete internships in a variety of fields. By being involved in ongoing projects you are able to gain valuable technical expertise and hands on project experience - in development and production, but also in administration, purchasing, sales/marketing, human resources, press and public relations or finance. We will mutually agree personal performance targets and will meet with you regularly to give you feedback on your personal development.
Duration of the internship.
We are flexible with regards to the duration of the internship. We offer shorter internships lasting two to three months as well as internships on a full-time or part-time basis. It is also possible to combine compulsory and voluntary internships or an internship and a final thesis.
You should allow at least two months for the internship, however, feel free to spend more time with us. The longer you stay the more involved you can become in interesting topics and the more you are able to develop valuable skills. Five or six months would be ideal. Are you planning to study engineering? Or have you already started the first part of your degree? Depending on your study regulations, six to ten weeks is the ideal time for the mandatory technical pre-degree internship. Regarding the timing of your industrial internship we are happy to comply with the requirements laid down in your examination rules.
Students who are enrolled at a university or a university of applied sciences are eligible for participation.
It is always worth submitting an unsolicited/speculative application for an internship via our online tool, the Job Assistant. Your application should reach us four months before the desired start date. All current internship vacancies in the various business sectors and locations can be found on our online job market for students.
- Very good knowledge of English and/or the language of the respective host country.
- Good academic grades
- Student status
Your completed application should reach the respective subsidiary company online or by email six months before the start of the internship. You can find the recruitment contact details of our subsidiary companies under the link to the interactive world map. Please store all documents in one pdf file with a maximum size of 4 MB. Please enclose the following documents:
- A covering letter detailing your degree course and your preferred dates and location (in English or the respective language of the host country)
- A CV containing all relevant information (in English or the respective language of the host country)
- Proof of study credits
- Other credentials or certificates, where relevant
Remuneration will depend on local market conditions in each foreign location. Costs for flight, visa, accommodation etc. are your responsibility.
As a working student you are employed as part of one of our teams over a longer term and thus have the opportunity of gaining a solid understanding of our working practices. This provides you with a good overview to guide you in your later career. This is why employment as a working student is a valuable and meaningful addition to your studies. For instance, why not remain in touch with us after your mandatory internship and assist us in our daily work or with projects. You retain flexibility with regard to your work schedule as you can mutually agree your working times with your department.
Application. Your application should reach us four months prior to your desired start date. All working student vacancies in the various company divisions and locations are posted on our online Job Market.