Internships for students



All Internships at MPA have been suspended for the time being due to the Corona virus crisis.



MPA offers internships for high school and university students interested in astrophysics. Please note that the number of applications by far exceeds the number of internships we supervise.

General requirements:

  • High school / Abitur – marks or Bachelor marks higher than average (please attach certificates (as PDF file) to your application)
  • Interest in astrophysics; we are working on theoretical problems mainly
  • Good computing and programming skills
  • A minimum time schedule of 4 weeks, anything less is not worth it!
  • Contact us in time, a minimum of 2-3 months before you’d like begin your internship

We are happy if you are interested in doing an internship at MPA and are looking forward to your application. Please include your expectations and whether you are interested in a special field of research.

For an encrypted transfer of your application please use our Application Portal.

or send your application documents (cover letter, CV) as a PDF file (MS Office attachments will be rejected) to:

Beware that this email transfer is not encrypted.

or on paper to our mailing address:

Cornelia Rickl

Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik
Postfach 1317

D-85741 Garching

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