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Internship in Software Development

Want a taste of life at PDF Tools AG? Taster days and internships

Give yourself a head start with our taster days and internship positions, which offer excellent insights into the world of software development and life at PDF Tools AG. PDF Tools AG offers students an exciting internship in the development department, with excellent opportunities to combine theory and practice.

During a period of at least six months, you will have the chance to experience software development up close. Working in a modern environment with a qualified team, you will play a direct part in developing our products. In addition, you will receive active support from a mentor throughout your internship. This opportunity is aimed at students wanting to learn all aspects of software development from the bottom up.

PDF Tools AG – a leading provider of components and frameworks for PDF and long-term archiving – offers the perfect environment in which to do so.


Development environment

  • C++
  • Visual Studio
  • C#.NET
  • Unit-Tests

What we offer

  • Highly qualified team of experts (MSc/PhD)
  • Opportunity to play a part in new developments and innovations
  • Varied and responsible tasks
  • Dynamic environment in an international company (communication in German, some communication in English)
  • Individual development of personal and professional skills
  • Active corporate culture
  • Flexible working hours
  • Modern work environment
  • Attractive remuneration

Key figures PDF Tools AG

Founded: 2002
Number of employees: 20-30
Number of customers: 5‘000+
Number of countries with customers: 70

On internship within PDF Tools AG

  • Personal support by a mentor from our team of experts
  • Career advice


  • Higher education (ETH, university) students of electrical engineering or information technology
  • Business-fluent German

During your internship, you will help a young team of software engineers (MSc/PhD) to develop systems software, make customer-specific modifications to standard products and support our customers developers.

As a student of electrical engineering or information technology, you will have the opportunity to incorporate your own ideas. Within your role, you will gain extensive experience in the design and implementation of complex software products and you will benefit from working in a young team of fellow ETH students.

You are a dedicated, outgoing and methodical person with excellent team-working skills. Ideally, you will have previous programming experience and conceptual knowledge of at least one modern programming language, algorithms and design patterns.

Would you like to help us solve the challenges of the market with reliable software products? Then we can offer you a varied and responsible internship in a dynamic, international company in the canton of Zurich, where you will work in state-of-the-art offices with excellent transport links. In addition, we offer flexible working hours and a good environment for professional and personal development.