Career Opportunities

Open Positions


Fraunhofer USA CMW

East Lansing, MI

Project Engineer- Diamond Fabrication

Undergraduate Interns 


Fraunhofer USA CMI

Brookline, MA

Project Engineer: Machine Learning Scientist


Fraunhofer USA HQ

Plymouth MI

Staff Accountant

Internship Program

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Interns taking advantage of opportunities at the Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation at Boston University

Fraunhofer USA offers internships at our centers to university students during the course of their studies or starting within one year of the graduation from university. These practical internship opportunities are available to US citizens, permanent residents, and international students studying in the US or outside of the US who qualify under our J-1 visa program or have other US work authorization. Prospective interns should apply below.

Participating Fraunhofer USA Research Centers

  • Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI (Massachusetts)
  • Fraunhofer USA Center Mid-Atlantic CMA (Maryland)
  • Fraunhofer USA Center Midwest CMW (Michigan)

Desired Academic Fields of Study* • Biochemistry • Biology • Biomedical Engineering • Chemical Engineering • Chemistry • Civil Engineering • Computer Science • Electrical Engineering • Environmental Engineering • LASER Technologies Engineering • Materials Science • Mechanical Engineering • Mechatronics • Molecular Biotechnology • Physics • Renewable Energy Engineering • Software Engineering • Software Programming

*Related or parallel fields are also considered

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Join the Fraunhofer USA Team
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Fraunhofer USA employs scientists and engineers at every level of their careers. Our employees work in an environment that promotes creativity and individual and team problem solving. 

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are committed to creating technologies that will positively impact society and the environment. In addition to our technical and scientific positions, we offer administrative, support, and professional management positions.  

Employment with Fraunhofer USA can be a challenging and rewarding experience. If you’re looking to help shape the future then look no further. We invite you to review the current openings below for opportunities to join the team. 

Post Doc and Master's Degree Early Career Employment Opportunities

Post Master’s 1-2 year Terms

Post Doc 2-3 year Terms

Employment Authorization though the J-1 Visa Research Scholar program.


Scientists and Engineers with degrees in Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Manufacturing Technology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Mechatronics and more are encouraged to apply for opportunities at one of our Centers. 

Fraunhofer Center Midwest CMW 

The Fraunhofer USA Center Midwest CMW offers expertise in Materials Science, Laser technology and Coatings, Microelectronics, Biomedical and Environmental Sensors, and many other areas. The Center consists of two divisions, the Coatings and Diamond Technologies Division located in East Lansing, Michigan and the Laser Applications Division located in Plymouth, Michigan. 

Fraunhofer USA Center Mid-Atlantic CMA 

The Fraunhofer USA Center Mid-Atlantic CMA offers expertise in AI and Software Technologies geared towards Production technologies, Industry 4.0, IoT applications, Health, Transport & Logistics, and more. The Center is located in Riverdale, Maryland. 

Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI 

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI offers expertise in Automation of production technologies, energy and climate, resources technology, and Biotech. The Center is located in Brookline, Massachusetts. 


How to Apply:

Email your CV or Lebenslauf, your availability dates and at least one paragraph on what your scientific or engineering interests are to If you are selected as a potential candidate for a Research Scholar position at one of our centers, you will be contacted for an online interview.

Employment Policies

Fraunhofer USA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities, protected veterans and is a federal contractor.

Fraunhofer USA, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Fraunhofer USA, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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