Fellowships: The CSE Advantage

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

CSE Fellows receiving hands-on training on lab equipment from a member of the technical staff. CSE Fellows on a whitewater rafting trip. CSE Fellows discuss ideas over lunch. CSE Fellows at work in the CSE Module Innovation Lab.

The Benefits of Fraunhofer CSE's Fellowship Program

With its unique research capabilities and extensive industry partnerships, Fraunhofer CSE's professional development program goes beyond simply providing skills and project experience. As a member of our team, you gain access to a number of other advantages, including: 


  • A track record of meaningful work placement. Fellows go on to top-ranked universities, join industry leaders in cutting-edge projects, and power investment in innovative start-ups. The companies you work with at CSE may even be your next employer. 
  • An employer with national and international recognition. Fraunhofer CSE is a nationally recognized research leader and a member of the Fraunhofer Society, one of today's most renowned international research organizations. 
  • An emphasis on skill development and teamwork. Fellows receive application-oriented training through hands-on project work, supplemented by a self-directed soft skill development program and cross-disciplinary seminars. Teamwork and leadership development is strongly encouraged in both the work and social aspects of the CSE Fellowship experience. 
  • Have an impact. Fellows play key roles in achieving our scientific and business goals, and contribute to cutting-edge industry projects and intellectual property. 
  • Work in sustainable energy. Sustainable energy is on the cusp of massive growth, and expertise in this area is more desired than ever. Develop your skills and prepare to lead in this fast-growing field.
  • Work with world-leading scientists and engineers. Fellows are mentored and supervised by scientists and engineers with years of experience. In addition, you can work with leading technologists at universities and national labs across the US, developing your professional network.
  • Explore Boston and New England. Whether you know the region well or are new to the area, explore greater Boston, one of the most historic cities in the US. Boston is also a center of high-technology innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, a recognized hub for start-up companies. Develop your network here!