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University internships

Are you working on your bachelor’s or master’s degree and want to gain some professional experience at the same time? Or have you already completed your studies and would like to put your knowledge into practice in a temporary position? Then a university internship at RUAG is the right thing for you.

Together, we will pursue our tasks and show you a wide variety of perspectives for your professional development. At RUAG, your remarkable commitment, innovative ideas and entrepreneurial qualities will make a difference. Your daily work is guaranteed to be full of variety. You will grow and develop your skills by working on exciting projects. We offer a unique working environment where you take responsibility and be appreciated as a valuable member of the team. We take special care to provide you with systematic orientation and personal support during your time with us, so that you get the most out of the university internship.



Attractive range of training options

We support you and are committed to your development options while giving you the opportunity to forge a successful career.

Networking and high-level engineering

Network with our other interns, specialists and mentors, and benefit from the range of expertise on offer.
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Interdisciplinary working environment

Collaborating with a wide range of disciplines enables you to get an insight into our fascinating professions and gives you a broad perspective of the industry.
Augusto als Testimonial
« Thanks to the university internship, I am building a solid future and developing my technical skills. I am growing professionally and personally and meet exceptional people who help me to realise my dreams. »
Augusto, Intern Systems Engineering
Edorado als Testimonial
« As an intern at RUAG's large wind tunnel in Emmen, I am able to put into practice what I am studying for my Master's degree in aerodynamics by participating in customer work and also managing my own projects. What I do is both interesting and challenging, but I always have the help of my colleagues when I need it. The work-life balance is good for a full-time job as I am flexible and can manage my working hours to better organize my time to study for my exams. »
Edoardo, Intern Aerodynamics Engineering
Luis als Testimonial
« By preparing, developing and handing over my independent work package, I can independently support the team in the development of the Detect & Avoid system of the reconnaissance drone system 15. I apply the basic knowledge of my mechanical engineering degree to familiar tasks and benefit from the expertise of my colleagues when solving new problems. »
Luis, Intern System Engineering
Matteo als Testimonial
« During my internship, I support various departments, which means I am in contact with many colleagues and get to know new things. I really appreciate the fact that my work is so varied. The part-time workload also allows me to continue my studies. »
Matteo, Intern MRO Engineering/Support
Olivier als Testimonial
« I was strongly involved in ongoing projects right from the start, which gave me the opportunity to develop quickly, both personally and professionally. I was particularly impressed by the open interaction with new colleagues, the appreciation and the willingness to share knowledge. The university internship offers me an ideal introduction to the complex and extremely exciting field of aviation. »
Olivier, Intern Business Development
Sandro als Testimonial
« As a motivated graduate, I develop new technologies as part of a team, work on complex tasks and overcome technical challenges. I can also contribute my own ideas. I recommend RUAG as an internship company to anyone with an interest in technology. »
Sandro, Technical Administrator Mechanical Engineering

Our university internships at a glance

Our university internships address dedicated bachelor’s and master’s students as well as motivated graduates of technical colleges and universities. The flexible workload makes it possible to combine a university internship with part-time studies. You will work in a temporary capacity from six to twelve months, giving you the opportunity to put the theoretical knowledge from your studies into practice for the first time. You will learn how and where to build bridges in the diverse fields of activities of a pre-defined department.

In the overview below you will find all the key facts and information about our university internships.

We make university internships possible in the following areas, depending on your academic background:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Engineering
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Software technologies

Work location
University internships can be completed at any of our sites in Switzerland. The site depends on our operational needs. We have sites in the German, Italian and French speaking regions.


The workload will be between 60 and 100 percent and will be determined in consultation with your supervisor prior to the start of your employment. In some cases, the workload is specified in the job description.

An experienced professional will guide you throughout the university internship. He or she will be your first point of contact. Of course, a member of the Human Resources team will also be available to you if you have any HR-related questions or comments.

Interdisciplinary cooperation
You will collaborate on exciting projects during the university internship. In doing so, you will meet amazing people from other departments, locations and language regions who bring expertise from different fields, allowing you to optimally broaden your knowledge and achieve success together.

At RUAG, university interns receive a uniform annual salary depending on their academic career.

Apply and get started
Our university internships and the associated recruitment phase are advertised throughout the year. They are closely tied to our operational needs. For this reason, there are no fixed dates and no pre-determined number of university internships. If you are interested, we encourage you to visit our job portal on a regular basis and set up a notification. We only review applications received through our job portal. We do not consider unsolicited applications.

What you should bring with you

  • At the beginning of the university internship, you will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a technical college or university. Or you already have an academic degree that you received no more than two years ago.
  • You have business fluency in a Swiss regional language (at least B2 level) and can communicate well in English ( at least B1 level).
  • You are motivated to apply and deepen your theoretical knowledge in practice.
  • You like to work independently, are a future-oriented and committed person with entrepreneurial qualities and are good at implementing ideas.


At the moment, we do not offer workshop trainings for students. Thank you for your understanding.


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