Student opportunities

Get a working head start while you’re still at university

We strongly believe in nurturing young talent, so we offer lots of opportunities for you to kick start your career while studying at university.

• If your studies are in engineering or another relevant and demanding subject, you can join us for several months on an internship, or else work with us on writing your thesis. You could even combine the two.

• If you’re an engineering student on Unitech International, you can choose to work with Hilti for the commercial semester of your program. Or, if you’re an exceptional IT student, you can take part in the Hilti Fellowship, which combines international project work at Hilti with master’s studies at the University of Liechtenstein.

Read on to find out more about each amazing opportunity

Work or study with us

This is your chance to apply your academic knowledge, ability and ambition to the real business world. There are two ways you can do this:

• Internship - Work with us as an intern, getting involved with live projects in production, research and development, manufacturing, IT, logistics, HR, finance or marketing.

• Thesis – Write a thesis on something that’s fascinating and challenging, and beneficial to both you and us.

Your current studies are likely to be in engineering, or perhaps manufacturing, logistics, IT or business administration. You’ll have an outstanding academic record, but we’re especially interested in you as a person. Show us your passion, drive, commitment and courage, and we’ll come up with a project or topic that’ll help us get to know each other.

We want to hear your ideas and, in return, give you an invaluable experience in a unique business culture. Together we’ll find out whether there’s common ground for work opportunities in the future.

To apply for an internship, simply go to our jobs page and filter your search for student roles. You can apply for more than one role at a time. Or, if you don’t find anything suitable right now, please send us a speculative application and we’ll see what we can do.

"Before I started my internship I had a session with my supervisor to decide on the project, which suits best to me and my studies."

Margarethe, Plant Operations Intern

CEMS Corporate Partner

Are you a CEMS Student looking for an internship or your first position in a truly caring and performance-driven culture? Are you ready to embark on a journey exploring your strengths and working in an environment where your curiosity can shape the future? If the answer is "Yes", then Hilti is the right place for you.

As a CEMS corporate partner, we are proud of our colleagues who started with an internship and are now in leading positions located across the globe. Find out more about our colleagues Jiri, Kata and Lucia who started as a CEMS intern and how they progressed in their career at Hilti.

Check out our open positions or feel free to reach out to one of our colleagues at one of the CEMS events.

To find out more about us, visit the CEMS Virtual Career Forum on 5th & 6th of November 2020.

Unitech International

Choose Hilti for your engineering advantage
If you’re a student on Unitech International, we’d love you to choose Hilti for your semester of practical training. Engaging new generations of first-rate engineers is just one of the ways we aim to build a better future.
Unitech International is a year-long exchange program for talented engineering students. It was set up as an alliance between Hilti and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, so we’re a proud founder partner of the now multinational program. 
As one of the most innovative companies in the world, recognized for our unique products and cutting-edge design, Hilti is an excellent platform for you to deepen your technical knowledge while exploring the challenges of business globalization. It’s also a fast-paced, high-performing, intercultural place to work. Six months with us will give your career an enviable edge.
To apply for an internship, check our open positions. You can apply for several at a time.If you don't find any suitable opening right now, approach any of our Hilit colleagues at one of the Unitech events.

Hilti Fellowship

Develop your work and study of IT 

The Hilti Fellowship is a semester-long work-study program for high-caliber IT students. It’s a combination of practical training at Hilti and academic learning at the University of Liechtenstein.

During your time with Hilti, you’ll be a valued member of an international project team working on innovative topics like cloud and memory computing or mobile app development. You’ll also get to know state-of-the-art technology and explore new ideas for future Hilti ventures, such as our latest content and customer relationship management systems.

The experience you gain on the Hilti Fellowship gives your career a real advantage, plus it forms part of the master’s degree in business process management (10 ECTS) at the University of Liechtenstein.

  Winter Semester Summer Semester
Application Deadline February 1st- April 30th August1st-  October 31st
Fellowship Programm September 1st - January 31st February 1st - June 30th


If you have any questions, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke, Owner of the Hilti Chair für Business Process Management, Tel +423 265 13 00 I E-Mail or

Tobias Zangerl, HR Manager, Hilti Schaan, Tel +423 234 27 93 I Email