Trainee programme of the iwb

As a trainee, you will not only be particularly well integrated into the iwb community, but will also be actively prepared for a later career as a research associate at the institute. You will be assigned to a topic group and, through active involvement, will become familiar with the working environment of a research associate.

During your entire time as an iwb trainee, a personal mentor will be available to you as a contact person. Upon successful completion of the program, you will benefit from a direct transfer to the iwb. Due to the targeted preparation through the trainee program, the subsequent doctoral period can be shortened.

The trainee program is aimed at students of all disciplines at the end of their bachelor's and beginning of their master's studies, i.e. between the 6th and 8th semester. The duration of the program is 3 semesters. This means you must be at least 3 and at most 4 semesters away from graduation.

An information event on the program will be held at Thursday, 02 May 2024, at 4 pm in the seminar room B8. Afterwards, all participants will be offered a guided tour of the iwb test hall followed by a get-together. Food and drinks will be provided. If you are interested, please send a short message to

The application deadline for the next trainee program is set to be Friday, 10 May 2024 (11:59 pm).

For an application, please send the following documents to

  • current curriculum vitae
  • current performance record, graduation diploma, letter of recommendation (if available)
  • motivation letter (your motivation, qualification, 2 preferences for the departments of the iwb)

Please state your two desired departments (incl. prioritization) directly in the subject of the email.

Trainees of the last years

Trainees of the year 2023

  • Caroline Colsman
  • Filip Dorau
  • Leonhard Kutscherauer
  • Matthias Pixner

Trainees of the year 2022

  • Markus Freidhofer
  • Felix Harst
  • Laura Kick
  • Julian Müller
  • Johannes Schachtl
  • Noah Streidel

Trainees of the year 2021