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Do you want to supplement your theoretical knowledge with relevant practical experience? Then work with us within the framework of an internship or a working student job. On this page you can find out about what fields of activities you can begin with, and receive real insights into the everyday professional life of our students. We also provide you with tips for a successful application process and answer frequently asked questions.

Entry opportunities

Choose the fitting start for your professional future

Already gain valuable practical experience during your studies or during the course of working student activities. You can choose between a term of four weeks and six months for your internship. During working student activities you regularly work with us, whereby we individually agree the weekly working time with you.


Would you like to acquire practical experience and discover what you want to work in? Then join us and discover your strengths and interests in everyday professional life within the framework of a voluntary internship, an obligatory or pre-study internship in different corporate areas.

We are looking for students specialized in different areas: prospective construction engineers, utility engineers, computer scientists, architects, IT business engineers, economists, lawyers and many more. You can complete your internship either in the time when you have no lectures or during the ongoing semester. If you enjoyed the work during the internship at our company and you would like to further deepen your know-how, as far as this is possible we gladly take you on as a working student or you become a member of our internship loyalty program.

Are you fascinated by the prospect of working abroad? You will find international internships in our job search and on the job portals of our subsidiaries Turner or Flatiron in the USA. You should ideally plan six months for your internship abroad.

You can find advertised internship posts in our job search.

Working students

As a working student, you regularly work together with us and in the team you perform your first tasks under your own responsibility after we have given you comprehensive induction. Apart from this, you also always have a contact person to look after you. This enables you to acquire practical experiences and to already prepare yourself for starting your professional career while you are still studying. Furthermore, you also receive an attractive remuneration for your work. We jointly agree on how many hours you work during the semester or in the semester vacations.

Since, as a working student, you are already well acquainted with our company procedures and consequently have great specialist know-how, after you finish studying we are glad to employ you as far as this is possible. We are looking forward to your input and long-term cooperation with you.

You are welcome to apply all year round for the working student vacancies advertised in our job search.

Fields of activities

Practical experience for young employees in different specialist areas

Are you in the middle of your studies and would like to acquire practical experience? We are looking for students specializing in technical and non-technical subjects for internships and working student activities. This enables you to discover at a very early stage what your professional interests and strengths are. This can be during your semester or during the time when there are no lectures. We individually decide on the possibility of becoming part of our team.

  • Site management

    Site managers ensure trouble-free project progress. They coordinate deadlines and control the work on a construction site. Would you like to learn more about practical processes? For internships or working student activities in the sphere of site management—both in building construction and also in civil engineering or PPP projects—we are looking for students specialized in construction engineering, electrical engineering, technical building installations, industrial engineering or architecture.

    As an intern or working student, you support the site management in daily and project business. You prepare and check initial measurements, cooperate with quality controls and documentations and help with design management. Your tasks also include general office tasks and project documentation. But don’t worry: We provide you with comprehensive induction and together with you define a framework for making your own decisions. This enables you to assume responsibility for your first tasks.

    You can apply during the whole year for an advertised student job.

  • Consulting & engineering

    In the area of consulting and engineering, you develop solutions for national and international construction projects. In doing so you cooperate in the areas building construction, civil engineering, infrastructure and energy in the project and daily business of the respective specialist area. As an intern or working student, you can manage to make start in this area. We hire employees in the specialist areas construction engineering, industrial engineering, technical building installations, facility management, electronics, architecture and computer science. 

    If you have computer science skills, in our subsidiary HOCHTIEF ViCon—for instance—you learn BIM specialist applications or at Nexplore Technology help develop solutions in the area of Machine Learning. Do you have difficulty precisely understanding what this involves in everyday working life? Don’t worry, because that’s exactly what you learn from us.

    For starting work at our company as an intern or a working student you can apply all year round for vacancies for students.

  • Commercial project management

    Our commercial project managers actively support our technical areas, not only on construction sites but also in branches or in Corporate Headquarters. You are a fully-fledged partner in the team. We are looking for students specialized in industrial engineering, economic sciences or business economics to employ as a commercial intern or working student. You can support project management in acquisition, market analyses, in controlling and in preparing data. You think and act entrepreneurially and control processes efficiently. As you can see, your field of activities is diverse and varied. We accompany you with every step you take and are always available as a contact person. 

    To join our company, you can apply during the whole year for our vacancies for students. 

  • Additional entry opportunities

    No matter what your personal focus is, whether analytical or creative, we offer you entry opportunities within the framework of a trainee program or a direct entry opportunity in many other commercial areas, such as controlling, accounting, finances, taxes, human resources, procurement or communications. If you are interested in working in the IT sector or want to deal with legal issues—you are welcome to join us! 

    Utilize your specialist skills in construction projects, in our branches and companies or in Corporate Headquarters, and receive comprehensive insights into different aspects. Get to know project-dependent strategies and support us in the varied tasks of daily business. For this we are looking for students specialized in industrial engineering, economic sciences, (economic) computer sciences or business economics.

    For starting work at our company as an intern or a working student you can apply all year round for vacancies for students. 


What is it like to work for us? It would be best if you got an idea of this yourself. We will take you with us to the world of HOCHTIEF and—even before your first working day—show you what you can expect. This enables you to completely and fully concentrate on your new job and the coming tasks.

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Application process

From online application right through to the first working day: This illustrates the seven steps of our application process.

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Application tips

  • Letter

    If you would like to send us a letter, use it to awaken our curiosity regarding why you want to work at our company and what your merits are. This doesn’t just mean your specialist qualifications and possible previous experience but also your personality. We are interested in the person behind the application.

  • Curriculum vitae

    To find out whether we suit each other, we are interested in your school education, professional career and your interests. We can best find out all that in your curriculum vitae. For this purpose, structure your tabular curriculum vitae with a clear overview and provide your personal data and qualifications. This includes your school and college education and—if applicable—professional training, any possible time spent in community service or the armed forces, time spent studying and qualifications, internships and professional experiences, but also additional qualifications, non-professional activities such as voluntary work.

  • Job interview

    We would like to talk to you in a pleasant and easygoing atmosphere and get to know you as a person. This will enable us to find out if we have the same chemistry and what we can achieve together.

    Tell us more about your educational experiences or about specific projects you have already implemented—whether these were gained at university or in the private sphere. Talk about your personal interests and passions. We are eager to find out what you have to tell us and we look forward to the conversation.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Does HOCHTIEF offer internship positions abroad?

    In certain areas, you can also complete your internship abroad. You can find international internship posts in our job search.

  • Do I receive remuneration for my internship?

    As a member of the Fair Company initiative, we appropriately remunerate your internship. The payment varies, depending on what phase of your studies you are in, on duration and whether it involves a voluntary or mandatory internship. 

  • Whom do I approach if I have questions?

    For questions related to the respective job offer, you will find the contact person directly in the job advertisement. For questions related to the application process, for instance on the current state of your application, please contact our Application Management by telephone (+49 201 824-1500).

  • Where do I find vacant jobs?

    You will find all current jobs in our job search. 

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Do you have any further questions?

You can simply reach us via WhatsApp on +49 1525 5260033.

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