An internship gives you the chance to put into practice what you learned in lectures and seminars. This is a real-world, practical business experience linked to your course of study. Many of our interns have become full-time employees. After you successfully complete an internship with us, you will be our first choice for future job opportunities.
Types of internships
Students who do internships with us get meaningful work experience in an exciting business environment. We’ll make sure that you have a positive learning experience while you’re with us. Materialise offers three types of internships: sales and support, engineering, and staff.
Sales and support
Depending on your skills, you could do an internship in a sales department for one of our business units (Medical, Manufacturing, or Software). This type of internship typically involves various commercial and administrative tasks to support the sales team or even trainee roles such as a sales engineer or customer support officer.
We have opportunities for engineering students of diverse backgrounds; our customers are in various industries, such as automotive, aerospace, medical, research, and academia. Depending on your engineering background, you will be in one of our engineering departments (Medical, Manufacturing, or Software).
As a large organization, we have internship opportunities in our Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, and Legal departments.
- Internships in Belgium need to be arranged through your educational institute because it needs to be connected to your university credits
- Internships in Germany must be a minimum of six months long; in other countries, internships vary in length
What we expect from you
We know that you’re doing an internship with us to learn, so we don’t expect you to tick every box. Internships are designed to help you to develop your competencies. However, we do hold all our interns to a high professional standard.
- Proactive attitude
- Ability to work in a team, confident to contribute to group discussions and to ask questions
- English language skills are a must
- Ambition to develop your skills and competences
- Check with your college/university if there are requirements in connection to doing an internship for your study program
- Gain meaningful insight into business processes and the organization
- Access real business cases in a dynamic working environment
- Learn to manage a professional workload
- Improve important competencies and soft skills such as teamwork, professional and open communication, networking, flexibility, authenticity, and collegiality
- Build your professional network
- Be a part of the global Materialise family — see what goes on behind the scenes!
- Learning by doing, supported by helpful and dynamic colleagues with a wide range of skills
- Be our first choice for future job opportunities
What does the application process look like?
First, fill out this form and send it together with your CV and a motivation letter to the contact of your chosen recruitment office.
Your application is reviewed by our recruitment team.
The recruitment team discusses your profile with interested hiring managers. They will try to find the most appropriate internship opportunity for you.
If there’s an internship opportunity, the hiring manager will arrange an interview with you to discuss your profile and motivation. Prepare for this as you would for any job interview. Think about your skills, what you like to do, your interests, what kind of roles you enjoy in projects.
If your interview goes well, a starting date will be agreed on with Materialise for your internship.