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Intern – Material Science and Corrosion protection in Corporate Research & Technology (m/f/x)

What's the role?

Corporate Research & Technology is developing new technologies and provides scientific services for Hilti’s business units. Your role is to actively participate in the development and testing of novel materials and coatings for our wide product range. It will be an interesting interdisciplinary technology task with focus on hands-on mentality and the spirit to think outside the box.

Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration of the internship: 3-12 months,

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service.

With 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

Supporting our team of experts, you will plan, perform material characterization and modern corrosion tests for fastening and installation systems. Effective technical communication as well as the comprehensible documentation of your work in English is a key factor in your job. You will gain experience in working with state-of-the-art lab and analytical equipment and broadening your skills by combining your theoretical knowledge with industrial applications.


We are looking for a self-responsible intern who takes his/her share of responsibility and enjoys working in an international team.

INNOVATION - We invest more than 5% of our turnover every year in exploring new solutions in diamond systems, measuring tools, firestops, anchors and other fastening systems.

What do we offer?

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:

  • You are studying material science, chemistry or similar
  • You are interested or you have experience in working in a laboratory environment
  • You are open for new ideas and you want to work in an international team
  • 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 questions.

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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