We are the world’s leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and creating chemistry for a sustainable future.

BASF’s success as a company relies on the personal engagement of our employees. We encourage our staff to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. With an incredibly wide range of positions on offer, we are better placed than the competition to recruit the finest technical specialists and managers.

An exciting variety of roles, performance-related compensation and extensive opportunities for international development are just some of the factors that should attract your attention. In addition, a healthy work-life balance is a key priority for all of us.


Your internship at BASF: the foundation for your career

Put your theoretical knowledge into practice.

Do you want to show us what you're made of? If so, we would love to have you as an intern at BASF. We are always looking for talented, interested students from a wide variety of fields. At BASF, we can offer an incredible amount of exciting projects and positions, for scientists, engineers, economists, and students of humanities. We are always open to new ideas and unconventional approaches to challenging issues.

Depending on the job profile, you will work on a project either independently or as part of a team. Your personal supervisor will be right by your side to answer any questions you may have, provide helpful contacts, and give you regular feedback on your work.


What we are looking for

You have an excellent academic record alongside specialist knowledge and foreign language skills. You are open to other cultures and fields of work. Have you already gained practical industry experience and  participated in relevant activities outside university? Even better! As teamwork is a key focus at our organization, we are pleased if you have strong communication skills and are a real team player. If you also know how to use your initiative and are keen to take on responsibility even during your internship - we are looking forward to meeting you!

In order to be able to complete an internship at BASF you need to be enrolled at a university for the entire duration.


What we offer

Internships are usually offered for a duration between two and six months. It goes without saying that all internships are paid.

In Germany mandatory internships are offered for a maximum duration of six months while voluntary internships can only be offered for a maximum duration of three months. You may only do one voluntary internship per legal entity of BASF. Gap-Year internships are offered for a maximum duration of 6 months, independant if an internship with BASF was already completed.

At numerous sites, we offer a variety of events in which you can get to know the world of BASF in more detail: Introductory events, site tours, and presentations at the visitor center are organized for new starters, as well as regular intern get-togethers and specialist presentations. You will be accompanied throughout your internship by a supervisor.

When you come to the end of your time at BASF, your supervisor will give you an extensive review of your work and will provide you with a detailed report of your achievements. In individual cases, we can also offer university student jobs.

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