As Austria's largest research and technology organisation for applied research, we have set ourselves the goal of making substantial contributions to solving the major challenges of our time, climate change and digitization. To achieve our goals, we rely on our specific research, development and technology competencies, which are the basis of our commitment to excellence in all areas. With our open culture of innovation and our motivated, international teams, we are working to position AIT as Austria's leading research institution at the highest international level and to make a positive contribution to the economy and society.

Our Center for Digital Safety & Security located in Vienna invites applications for an internship. Our experts from the Center for Digital Safety & Security are developing state-of-the-art information and communication technologies to ensure that our systems are highly secure and reliable in the context of comprehensive digitalisation and global networking – Hereby we focus on a variety of key technologies like Distributed IT Systems, Internet of Things, IoT, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain Technologies, Quantum & Photonic Technologies, Wireless Systems (6G) and Digital solutions for crisis & disaster management.

The research field Cyber Security within the Competence Unit for Security and Communication Technologies is leading in applied research of highly innovative aspects of security, including anomaly detection, cyber ranges, penetration testing, and cryptography.

Specifically, our cryptography team is conducting innovative research - for public key cryptography, including secure communication, privacy-enhancing technologies, and long-term and post-quantum security. Our research covers the full spectrum from idea creation to the development of prototypes and demonstrators.





Under the guidance of our interdisciplinary team, you will support the implementation, integration and evaluation of the latest methods in various application areas.

With your support, we will work on the development of innovative frameworks for secure communication, the integration of post-quantum cryptography, and the implementation of cryptographic methods.

You will learn how to conduct cryptographic research as well as how to perform secure cryptographic implementations and how to evaluate them.

You will gain practical experience with one of the leading research companies in Austria.

You support us in our international projects and get exciting insights into our technological environment.

You will gain experience in the development and use of cryptography in current and future applications.

You will have not only the opportunity to discuss your work experiences and results with experienced scientific peers, but also to connect with other bachelor’s, master’s or PhD students.


Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

You are studying in the field of informatics, computer science, mathematics or similar

You are at the end of your Bachelor’s study or you are already enrolled in your Master’s studies

You have good programming skills – e.g. Rust, C/C++, Python

Knowledge of cryptography and information security (at least one introductory course) and interest in the implementation of research-related cryptographic methods and their practical use

Interest in the conception of scientific studies and application-oriented questions of the industry

Interest to work in a multidisciplinary team and collaborate on different topics

Good verbal and written English skills (team language is English), German skills would be a plus


What to expect:

Duration of the internship: minimum 2 months

Start date: ideally spring 2024 – However there is some flexibility concerning the start-date

A remuneration of EUR 1.256,-- gross per month for 38.5 hours per week. In addition to our company benefits, we offer flexible working conditions and work experience in a highly innovative environment.


At AIT diversity and inclusion are of great importance. This is why we strive to inspire women to join our teams in the field of technology. We welcome applications from women, who will be given preference in case of equal qualifications after taking into account all relevant facts and circumstances of all applications.


Please submit your application documents including your CV and cover letter online.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Sebastian Ramacher, sebastian.ramacher(at)


Informatics, Computer Science, Mathematics


AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology




01. Juli 2024


31. Dezember 2023


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