Intern (m/f) at Innovation Center

Posted 07 Jun 2019

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 193319


A career is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.



Intern (m/f) at Innovation Center - Inception Team

The Innovation Center aims to shape and build the next generation businesses through discovering and scaling the most exciting technologies and business models, between and beyond what we does today. As part of our end-to-end innovation process, the Inception Team is the interface between idea creation (Ideation) and commercialization (New Business Builder) and in doing so, supporting global project teams to shape and develop their concepts into viable businesses.


Your Role: As part of our Inception Team, you will work within an environment linking a start-up like culture to the corporate world. In your role you will need to navigate in interdisciplinary- and virtual teams while working on future technologies within life science and/or performance materials. Together with other project team members you’ll address critical points like market access, technology USPs, IP situation and business modelling to provide a holistic due diligence package enabling intrapreneurs to reach their milestones as well as value inflection points. In parallel, you will also get the opportunity to self-dependently work on internal projects, helping to shape our innovation process / ecosystem.


Are you an out-of-box thinker who likes to develop creative solutions? Maybe you already gathered some startup experience? Mastering organization and coordination of different tasks in different teams doesn't sound like a challenge to you? Are you an open-minded, easy-going and communicative person who enjoys working hands-on in an international team? Then we are looking forward to your application! 



  • Advanced student (Master or PhD) in science or engineering AND a secondary qualification in business (e.g. through business degrees or classes, extra-curricular activities and/or internships experience) or vice versa
  • Analytical competence and reliable handling of complex issues
  • Entrepreneurial mindset to identify business potential
  • Team player with self-starter mentality
  • Strong communication skills and hands-on in working on co-defined projects
  • Outstanding record of academic achievements
  • Very good written and spoken English language skills
  • Strong in MS Office (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel)


Duration: 6 - 12 months

Please apply online with a motivational letter, your CV and relevant certificates!

Please be aware that an internship is only possible if you are an enrolled student for the whole duration of the internship.

What we offer: In our company, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life

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