Gain first practical experience at VULKAN as a student

If you don't just want to sit in the lecture hall or pore over books, but would like to gain your first practical experience alongside your studies, you can gain an insight into the day-to-day work of a global technology company at VULKAN. As an intern or working student, university students can apply and implement the knowledge they have gained and their own ideas in practice. Furthermore, cooperations within the scope of the bachelor or master thesis are possible and desired.

What does VULKAN offer students?


  • The opportunity to gain initial work experience

  • An appropriate remuneration

  • A permanent contact person 

  • Regular feedback on your work 

  • The chance to network within the company

What requirements do students need to meet for an internship or working student position?


  • Good academic performance

  • A suitable field of study

  • Personal initiative

  • Team spirit

How can I apply?

If you would like to apply for a position as an intern or working student at VULKAN, you should send your complete and informative application documents to jobs(at)

You don't know exactly what you have to consider when applying?

Our checklist will help you prepare your application documents.

Please apply at least two months before you plan to start working for VULKAN! We will be happy to clarify everything else in a personal interview.

Field report: From student internship to management consultant

Dung Anh Tran graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics and subsequently completed his master's degree in supply chain management while working. He came to VULKAN via his compulsory student internship and stayed on. Today, he works as a management consultant in a permanent position with us.

My career at VULKAN
Through the recommendation of a friend who worked at VULKAN as a student trainee, I completed my six-month internship in purchasing at VULKAN in 2019. Starting with simpler administrative tasks such as creating purchase orders and maintaining material master data, to preparing and conducting supplier visits, to my first own projects such as procuring the photovoltaic system here at the site, I gained my first real professional experience in purchasing. The internship position turned into a year of working as a student trainee, which later resulted in a position as a parental leave replacement.  Since February 2022, I am now working as an assistant to the managing director. 

What I am currently doing at VULKAN
In my position as a management assistant, I get a close look at many business processes and all departments. I prepare and follow up on management meetings and accompany my boss, Sebastian Meise, COO (Chief Operations Officer)/CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of VULKAN, to various meetings. In addition, I prepare information, decision and presentation documents and assist Mr. Meise in an advisory capacity. Particularly with regard to the company's internal strategy implementation process, I liaise closely with managers from various departments and coordinate the planning, management and implementation of projects.

This is why I like working at VULKAN
I am glad that I got the chance to take over such a diversified and responsible job at VULKAN even with only little professional experience so far. VULKAN charmingly combines the advantages of a medium-sized family business and a global market and technology leader. I like the team spirit and the familiar character here at the Herne location as well as the internationality of the VULKAN Group and the many foreign contacts. In addition, VULKAN is an attractive employer, not least because of the modern working environment, flexible working hours and performance-related pay.