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.

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.
Talk to your university about working with Hilti.

Hilti Fellowship

Develop, study and work in IT 

The Hilti Fellowship is a semester-long work-study program for high-calibre 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 computing, big data 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.

To apply for the program, or to ask any questions, please get in touch with Jan or Nadja, below.


Prof Dr Jan vom Brocke

Hilti Chair of Business Process Management

Tel +423 265 13 00 I Email


Nadja Albiez

Hilti HR Manager of Interns

Tel +423 234 27 93 I Email

Work-study program for IT students


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