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Do you find science exciting, are you enthusiastic about technology and computers? Then write to us! Whether internship or training: We are looking for inquisitive young people for the path into a new technological age.

How do energy-saving lamps work? What causes lightning? Plasmas are just as much a part of everyday life as any other physical phenomena. At the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP), students get unforgettable impressions in the laboratories and can watch over the researchers’ shoulders. And you will find out which departments support the operations of science. For example, with Girls’ Day, which our colleagues have organized for years with great dedication. Or during an internship within your occupational orientation. We offer exciting training opportunities in the technical workshops, in administration or the IT department. Students will be supervised by experienced staff, who offer useful tips on how to prepare for university studies or for an application. Young researchers can hardly get a better start into their future.

In physics you reach your goal through perseverance. This was the experience of the Stralsund high school student Sophia Adam, who spent one and a half years building a plasma source at the INP and was accompanied on this journey by our colleagues Dr. Jörn Winter and Robert Bansemer. At the regional “Youth Research” competition in the spring of 2018, she won second place along with a special prize by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für zerstörungsfreie Prüfung. These excellent scientific learning achievements are also helpful for her further path: Sophia Adam is beginning her engineering studies after graduating from high school.

Junior Researcher Sophia Adam from the Hansa-Gymnasium explains her project on the construction of a plasma source to WEMAG board member Thomas Murche, Municipal Utilities Manager Ute Römer, Dr. Uwe Viole from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, as well as the State Competition Manager Heiko Gallert (from left to right).