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Intern – Robotics and Visual Computing (m/f/x)

What's the role?

Join our interdisciplinary team in Corporate Research and Technology investigating the future of our customers and the construction industry through our engineered solutions. You will be working on innovative technology and collaborate closely with our leadership and our experts across R&D and business units. You will have the chance to work on an innovative new laser-based measuring system for accurate localization, what is being used in combination with other sensors like camera systems and IMU’s.
Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration for at least 6 months

Who is Hilti?

For the sixth time in the past 11 years, Hilti has been named one of the best employers by Great Place to Work.

What began as a family business in 1941, founded by brothers Eugene and Martin Hilti, has become a leading industry player with over 120 locations worldwide and a workforce of more than 32,000 colleagues. Our incredible journey, from humble beginnings to a global powerhouse, is a shining example of the rewards of a hard-working and dedicated team.

At Hilti, we provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction industry and beyond. Our purpose is making construction better based on a passionate and inclusive global team and a caring and performance-oriented culture.

We invest a substantial amount of our annual profit to the Hilti Foundation, which focuses on initiatives that empower people to live independently and autonomously, contribute to building stronger societies, and create networks of competent partners to achieve sustainable and scalable impact.

What does the role involve?

As intern in our department you’ll be part of a diverse team which works on the future of construction. You will work closely with our experts on the development of an innovative new laser-based localization system. Depending on your interests, you can focus on mechanical design, optics, electronics design, embedded IMU sensor-fusion, UI-development, embedded programming or algorithm development.

INNOVATION - This is the cutting edge of corporate innovation, where the pace is fast, fun, energetic and inspiring.

What do we offer?

Join over 2200 colleagues from over 70 nationalities at one of our Headquarter locations in Schaan, Nendeln (Liechtenstein), or Buchs SG (Switzerland) is more than a career move. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the energizing, alpine lifestyle - where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland seamlessly meet. It’s an unforgettable life change.

We’ll give you the tools you need to excel in your internship, including one-to-one coaching. You’ll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you’ll manage your own project while being part of a friendly team.

You’ll not just be another pair of hands but a fully integrated team member with lots of self-responsibility. From there, we’ll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we’ll reward you with strategic development discussions and career opportunities.

We’ll support you even before you start with us through relocation and integration support. With the international interns community at Hilti you’ll never be bored. Further, the snow-draped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and marvelous landscapes in the Happy Valley invite for lots of outdoor activities.

What you need is:

  • Enrollment for the whole internship period in a Master’s program in Computer Science, Computer Vision, Engineering, Physics or related studies
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields: Embedded hard- and software design, optics, PCB design, sensor-fusion, control theory, computer vision, augmented/mixed reality, UI-design
  • Good programming skills in C, Matlab
  • Strong communication skills English and German, and strong interpersonal skills 
  • A proactive approach and self-reliant personality

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you have no knowledge of construction, that’s fine with us. We’re more interested in your ability, commitment and drive to succeed.


We take our time to get to know you. As part of your recruitment process, you’ll get to talk to your internship coach as well as your HR Manager who both can answer some of your burning questions.

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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