Innovation Garage

We are designing the future with students

Innovation needs space. It is also about having the courage to depart from familiar paths and break new ground. Our Innovation Garage is an ideal environment for innovation. Realise your creative concepts and innovative showcases with us - from idea to product.

Experience how the latest technologies are developed and help us to shape the future of connectivity.

Let's develop the future together

Are you interested in technology, enrolled at a university and interested in doing an internship or a mentored thesis in a modern, highly functional environment with state-of-the-art technology? Then come along to the Innovation Garage!

The possibilities

  • Work with the very latest technologies, such as 5G, Narrowband-IoT, LTE broadcast, V2X and 3D modelling.
  • Use state-of-the-art network equipment such as 5G routers, the GigaCube, networked and virtual servers.
  • Work with devices such as boards, modules, wearables and 3D printers.
  • Use the latest camera systems, including action cams, drones, virtual reality and 360° cameras.
  • Develop websites, apps (iOS/Android) and applications.

Technology has no gender

But technical occupations still attract far more men than women. We hope to change that by encouraging talented women to join us and pursue a career in the tech industry. Female students can develop their potential by working on tech projects at the Innovation Garage. We believe that equality and diversity in the work environment are key innovation drivers.

Are you a tech fan looking for an exciting internship? Then apply for one at the Innovation Garage. We're looking forward to meeting you!

Testimonials
Kai | Media Technology | Internship, Bachelor & Master's Thesis | Drone control

Kai | Media Technology | Internship, Bachelor & Master's Thesis | Drone control

"The internship at the Innovation Garage inspired me to write my bachelor and master's theses here. I learned a lot of things about mobile communications technology and had the opportunity to apply my own know-how in innovative software development, drone, AR and VR projects. I wrote my bachelor's thesis on controlling unmanned aircraft via mobile communications technology. In fact, my showcase was at CeBIT 2017 - which was my first experience of exhibiting at a trade fair. After graduating I was lucky enough to be offered a job in technology innovation. Now I have my own exciting projects and I'm also a mentor for Innovation Garage interns."

Kübra | Electrical Engineering | Internship | Localization through low-power technologies

Kübra | Electrical Engineering | Internship | Localization through low-power technologies

"The Innovation Garage offers all students the opportunity to develop their soft and hard skills. Anshita (on the right in the photo) and I had been working together on a software as we both needed to implement some features for our project work. During my internship, I mostly assisted the IoT team with programming and worked on localization through low-power technologies. Since I extremely liked both the diverse work atmosphere and the dynamics, I decided to start my career at Vodafone. I was supported in my application process by my department head Britta and mentor Teja."

Johanna | Business Administration | Internship | Business Model Innovation

Johanna | Business Administration | Internship | Business Model Innovation

"I didn't have any specific technical know-how, but I'd always been interested in bridging the gap between technology and business. A business model innovation internship at the Innovation Garage was the perfect opportunity to link the two. I was assigned to developing scalable business cases based on technical use cases. It was great to have the opportunity to be involved in so many interesting projects. For example, I collaborated on projects involving 5G technology, real-time multimedia, connected mobility and smart parking."

Information about internships at the Vodafone Innovation Garage

Fields of activity

Our interns work at the Innovation Garage on the Vodafone Campus in Düsseldorf, where our IoT Future Lab and 5G Lab are also located, and our 5G Mobility Lab in Aldenhoven. Use the link below to apply. Use 'Innovation Garage' to filter your search.

To the internships
Previous knowledge

Previous knowledge

Do you like new technologies? Great - because Innovation Garage internships are technology oriented. That's why a high level of technological understanding is a requirement. We also prefer our interns to be undergraduates in telecommunications engineering, industrial engineering or IT.

You're welcome to apply for one of our non-technical internships if you have a different background. We also offer internships in areas such as marketing and strategy development.

Applications and pay

Applications and pay

It's best to apply 1 to 3 months in advance. We will need you to send us:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates: high school diploma and latest university transcript of grades
  • Your current university enrolment certificate

If you are applying for a mandatory internship as part of your degree course we will require proof from your university. We pay EUR 1,000 per month for mandatory internships and the minimum wage for voluntary internships.

Your contact to the Innovation Garage

Please feel free to contact us:

Innovation.Garage@Vodafone.com

Discover more labs
The 5G Lab

The 5G Lab

We make it possible to experience next generation mobile technology as we work on innovations with new radio, mobile edge computing and similar new technologies.

The 5G Mobility Lab

The 5G Mobility Lab

We design and test future mobility concepts at the 5G Mobility Lab. The latest mobile communications technology and a varied test track for mobile applications provide the perfect field testing environment.

The IoT Future Lab

The IoT Future Lab

This is where we develop the future of the Internet of Things and certify enterprise customers' IoT devices for use in our Vodafone mobile network.