CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

Young Researcher Internship Program

Young Researcher Internship Program

Who we are looking for:


  • …who are highly talented and motivated.
  • …who have successfully passed the first semesters of a Bachelor/Master in computer science or legal informatics, ideally with a focus on information security.
  • …with fluent English language skills (required). German is beneficial.
  • …who are expected to be self-motivated, creative and have open-minded personalities.
  • …with the ability to work autonomously as well as in a team.
  • …that are interested in a 6-9 months internship at CISPA.

What we offer:

  • Develop a high-quality research project within one of our research groups.
  • with an own set of responsibilities for a specific project.
  • Work on exciting and varying tasks in an international working environment.
  • We support you in finding a room.
  • Possibility to attend CISPA’s research seminars and courses.
  • A paid internship.

How to apply:

Please send your application to internships(aeht)cispa.saarland . Your application should include the following documents:

  • motivation letter (please indicate your focus area in the field of information security and specify with whom you would like to work here at CISPA)
  • full CV
  • recommendation letter (if possible)
  • certificates (from school, university, employers or similar)
  • transcript of records of your first semesters of study
  • enrolment certificate
  • a working permit if necessary