Out of university into AWI...

The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) is connected to numerous colleges and universities in many ways. Opportunities therefore arise for students to join the institute already during their studies.

You can either carry out an internship related to your studies, start as a student assistant (HiWi), write your graduate thesis (e.g. bachelor or master's thesis) or work towards a doctoral degree. Please follow the blue links to find the right contacts and pave your personal way to AWI.

As university lecturer you may use the training facilities for your own university courses and seminars at our sites on the islands of Helgoland and Sylt.

... for a doctoral thesis

You would like to learn the basic skills for scientific work and write your doctoral thesis within an international and interdisciplinary research environment? Then you are in the right place here at AWI! More information concerning a doctorate at AWI can be found here.

... for a graduate thesis

One of AWI's greatest successes must be attributed to the huge number of graduate theses written here at the institute. Information on how to find the right topic and contact person can be found here.

... for an internship

AWI offers places for internships related to your studies. Information on how to apply can be found here.

... as a student assistant

There are possibilities in several departments and sections at AWI to work as a student assistant (HiWi job) during your studies. More information on the application process can be found here.

... as a university lecturer

To promote young scientists, the Biological Institute Helgoland (BAH) and the Wadden Sea Station Sylt offer specific courses for students and junior scientists. Furthermore, there are possibilities for lecturers to perform their own university courses on both marine stations. More information on the registration and support of university courses on the islands can be found here.

... as a scholar

The Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE) provides world class education and training courses in the field of observational oceanography, since 2008. Starting in 2013, the NF-POGO CofE has been hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute. Become an international ocean expert - details here...