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Food and Nutritional Science Internships

Apply for one of these internships through the Internship Program (IP) (Deadline February 15/October 1) or the campus internship track of the Study and Internship Program (SIP) (Deadline February 15).

Internship in Food Process Design at the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL e.V.) in cooperation with Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Töpfl


In the department of Food Process Design at the German Institute of Food Technologies innovative equipment and processes are designed and tested. Pulsed electric field is a new unit operation used in the potato processing industry. Therefore, we are going to build on the know-how and adapted the knowledge on the individual needs of the customers. The topic of the project is "Pulsed electric field treatment of potatoes and its effect on the main quality characteristic of French fried potatoes".


The internship student will be involved in running research project of the Process Design department. The work can consist – dependent on the student knowledge and skills - on test planning, experimental work with a pilot plan and the evaluation of the data. By this the process department is working in close cooperation with the physic lab of the German Institute of Food Technologies.

Practical work is the production of French fried potatoes,

  • as standard
  • with pulsed electric fields
  • different blanching condition
  • different drying conditions
  • frying.


Basic knowledge in pilot plan work; basic knowledge in food technology

Language Skills

proficient in English, basic knowledge in German would be helpful


3-6 months

Possible Beginning

Feb. 15 application deadline: Possible beginning Sept./Oct./Nov. 2017
Oct. 1 application deadline: Possible beginning Mar./Apr./May 2018


15 ECTS for 3 months; 1 month = 5 ECTS
According to agreement


To be determined

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