Student Internships

Fraunhofer USA CMA supports a robust computer science and engineering internship program for both local and international students alike. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to gain practical, real-world software engineering experience in an internationally recognized organization, we encourage you to explore our options for your internship experience.

International Student Internships

Fraunhofer USA CMA proudly mentors and trains interns from Reykjavik University in Iceland and the Universities of Kaiserslautern and Mannheim in Germany and is always looking to expand our intern network. Our interns represent several countries and cultures and are instrumental in completing our business objectives throughout the year. In turn, students receive an unbeatable experience working abroad, near our Nation’s capitol while immersing themselves in a new social and technological culture. After returning home from these 6-month programs, students are uniquely positioned to leverage their enhanced skills and global perspectives to further develop their careers.

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Undergraduate Student Internships

As an affiliate of the University of Maryland (UMD), Fraunhofer USA CMA hosts an internship program close to campus, making it ideal for UMD students. Situated in the Discovery District and accessible by UMD Shuttle and the College Park metro station, Fraunhofer USA CMA offers part-time and summer internships as another way to enrich our university community and contribute to the growth of our future industry leaders.

University of Maryland – Software Engineering and Development

University of Maryland – Bioinformatics

Graduate Research Assistantships

Fraunhofer USA CMA supports a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Program for graduate students as they pursue their advanced degrees. The Fraunhofer USA CMA GRA Program provides valuable and relevant research experience and compensation as students work toward their research goals and final requirements.Intern Testimonials.

How to Apply?

If you are interested in joining Fraunhofer USA CMA for a fulfilling internship or graduate research assistantship experience, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, list of publications, and most recent university transcript to



Intern Testimonials


I have had a great time at Fraunhofer USA CMA for the last 6 months.


Looking back, my intern experience has been really good. The people at Fraunhofer USA CMA are awesome and it's cool to see so many different and exciting projects going on at the same time.


My internship at Fraunhofer USA CMA has been extremely rewarding. The center works on very exciting projects using new and interesting technology.


My past 6 months at Fraunhofer USA CMA have been nothing short of wonderful. I had the opportunity to work with some of the smartest, driven, and all around wonderful people I've ever met. I got to tackle some challenging and interesting projects which really helped grow as a Computer Scientist.