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Internship in Metals and Composites for Switching Applications (80-100%)

Internship in Metals and Composites for Switching Applications (80-100%)

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.


At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.


ABB Corporate Research, in close collaboration with ABB businesses, develops the foundations for the next generation of ABB products. The Materials team at ABB’s Swiss research center in the proximity of Zurich focuses on the development and manufacturing of innovative materials to be implemented in the company’s future products.

We are currently offering outstanding students the chance to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of metallic, composite, and polymer materials. In the frame of a six-month internship scheduled to start in August 2024, you will be able to put theory into practice by contributing to one of our projects on future energy technologies. A better world begins with you!

Your responsibilities


  • Contribute to current research projects focusing on metals, alloys, and metal matrix composites as well as the associated manufacturing processes for ABB's innovative products
  • Develop and optimize material manufacturing processes on the lab-scale
  • Analyze the produced materials or engineering prototypes with various characterization techniques to obtain a good understanding of the relationship between process parameters, microstructure, and material characteristics
  • Evaluate the obtained data and document findings and present test results to the team

Your background


  • Currently pursuing a degree in Materials Science/Engineering or a related discipline (completion of at least six semesters); official enrollment is essential
  • General understanding of and interest in metals and metal matrix composite materials and the related processing technologies
  • Experience in specimen preparation by metallography, light microscopy, and general laboratory work
  • Experience in powder metallurgy, sintering, and know-how in experimental methods (XRD, SEM, Hardness, etc.) is of advantage
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated mindset and ability to work independently
  • Highly conscientious individual with a keen sense of responsibility
  • Fluent command of English, both written and spoken, German is a plus


  • Canteen
  • Flexible work practices
  • Childcare

More about us

ABB is able to offer you an interesting role within a highly motivated team, together with open communication structures. On the basis of a personal, practice-oriented introduction program, you will be given the opportunity to acquire the confidence needed to work independently as well as to be a constructive member of an inclusive team within your assigned area.

Non-EU/EFTA citizens, please note that a certificate from your university, showing that an internship is a mandatory part of your studies, is required for the visa

We look forward to receiving your application. The recruiting process is led by Julia Farin, Talent Partner ABB Switzerland Ltd. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.

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Internship in Metals and Composites for Switching Applications (80-100%)

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Veröffentlicht am 30.05.2024

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