Have you finished your bachelor’s thesis and would like to gain practical experience before you start your master’s degree? Do you enjoy problem solving and want to assist our clients to make the right decisions for the future? Then apply for a

Gap Year in Research (m/f/d)

Your Gap Year with KnowledgeAgent

At our locations in Mannheim and Bad Dürkheim, we offer you the opportunity to gain comprehensive insights into the tasks of a Research Analyst and to benefit from valuable practical experience in a research company for a whole year. Do you want to acquire a wide range of knowledge and are you interested in a variety of economic subjects? Then we look forward to receiving your application!

Choose your team

Our generalist teams are passionate about a variety of topics and industries. We work on projects across different sectors with a focus on sustainability. Our analysts have extensive knowledge of creating market analyses, strategic competitive analyses, market-entry analyses and forecast models. You will get various insights into innovative markets and current technologies.

Our “Travel, Transport and Logistics” team supports clients in obtaining a clear picture of market developments in areas such as tourism, local public transport, courier-, express- and parcel services, freight transport or intralogistics. These are exactly the topics that match your interests, and you would like to gain practical experience in a knowledgeable team? Then we look forward to reading your application!

Our “Life Sciences & Healthcare” team supports clients with various questions along the entire value chain of this sector. The range of topics is diverse and extends from the clinical development of new drugs to product approval, manufacturing, and distribution. Epidemiological analyses of diseases or competitive and pipeline analyses of large pharmaceutical companies are also part of our projects. Are you interested in the fields of (bio)pharma, medicine, medical technology, or digital health? Then we look forward to reading your application!

Our “Automotive & Advanced Industries” team works on more than 1,000 projects on current mobility topics every year. We cover a wide range of topics that are currently changing the industry, including electromobility and other alternative drives, autonomous driving, and new mobility services. Would you like to shape the future of mobility with our team? Then we look forward to reading your application!

Our “Chemicals & Agriculture” team addresses hot topics along the entire value chain of the chemical industry and the agricultural sector. Among other things, we deal with sustainable solutions for agriculture, renewable raw materials as substitutes for fossil resources, innovative plastic recycling technologies, and new business models related to the circular economy. Does this sound interesting to you? Then we look forward to reading your application!

Our “Energy, IT & Telco” team helps our clients with targeted research services to face a competitive environment characterized by upheaval. The topics range from renewable energies and energy networks to IoT and 5G. Are these the topics that excite you and in which you would like to gain practical experience in a competent team? Then we look forward to reading your application!

Your tasks

  • As part of our analyst team, you will work on real projects in our daily business and help our clients to answer strategic questions.
  • You will support our Research Analysts with the procurement, preparation and analysis of information related to a wide range of business topics and you will dive into the most recent trends as well as their impact on the economy.
  • Our goal is to help our clients to increase their competitiveness by providing them with valuable insights through our comprehensive analyses and forecasts, which are based on current market trends.

What we offer

  • You can gain one year of practical experience before starting your master’s degree.
  • You get interesting insights into the tasks of a Research Analyst, and work on exciting projects related to current trends like sustainability or renewable energies.
  • You expand your knowledge in the field of market and competition monitoring and get extensive mentoring from our experienced analysts.
  • You decide when you want to start your Gap Year.
  • You choose your thematic focus by selecting a generalist or an industry team.

Your profile

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in business, humanities or natural sciences or you are just about to receiving it.
  • You are knowledgeable about economic developments and trends, and you have a great interest in strategic issues.
  • You are eager to learn, and you have the ability to solve problems as well as to work in a structured manner.
  • Fluency in written and spoken German and English as well as a confident handling of MS Office programs complete your profile.

Your application


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