Deutsche Bahn AG

The Company

Nearly 13 million passengers use the DB Group’s trains and buses in Europe each day. The Group transports over 230 million metric tons of cargo by rail and over 100 million consignments by road in Europe each year through its DB Cargo and DB Schenker Business Units. Globally, DB processes roughly 1.2 million metric tons of air freight and nearly 2.3 million TEUs of ocean freight.

Who we are

With 80 consultants we advise the management boards and heads of all of DB’s divisions and business units – from passenger and freight transport to infrastructure and logistics. Our projects cover a wide range of expertise, from piloting automated rail operations with the Hamburg’s digital S-Bahn and developing digital customer services, such as Komfort Check-in, to implementing operational excellence at our ICE maintenance depots.

As DB’s inhouse consultancy, we are involved in the most important projects that fall under the Group’s Strong Rail strategy and are doing our part to drive the decarbonization of transport in Germany. We meet with our clients as equals, advise them as colleagues and always make them a part of the solution development and implementation process.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for students and graduates in all subject areas who have earned or will earn a Diplom or Master’s degree with above-average marks, can think analytically and conceptually, can communicate with clients with confidence, and would like to advance the Strong Rail idea with us.

You should have the following professional experience, depending on the stage in your career:

  • Analyst: practical experience at a management consultancy as an intern or a working student
  • Consultant: at least two years of professional experience at a management consultancy

Each year we also invite around 60 to 80 students – in their third semester at least – to experience inhouse consulting through an internship with us, one of Europe’s largest mobility groups.

Successful candidates can look forward to a diverse team at DB MC that appreciates a sense of humor when working together and always has fun tackling new challenges at DB.

What we offer

Development and career

We want you to reach your personal goals. And we offer the right framework to make that possible at every stage in your career, with frequent structured feedback from your manager (every three months), 360- degree feedback (at least once a year), 10 professional development days and first-class training seminars with external and internal providers.

DB Management Consulting is your springboard to leadership and project management positions with responsibility at the Group. Our extensive portfolio of projects will allow you to get to know the complexity, diversity and dynamics of the Group from the inside and become part of an extensive network. Coaching, job shadowing and positions as interim managers are a given.

Work-life balance

Working at DB comes with significant benefits. Our flextime models will give you the greatest possible flexibility to arrange your workday. We’ll find the right model for you, whether that means work-from-home Fridays, sabbaticals, parental leave or part-time work.


Mobility is in our blood. That’s why we want to offer you as much flexibility as possible. That includes offering you a NetzCard First (comparable to the BahnCard 100 for 1st class travel), which you can use to travel throughout Germany for business or for fun.

Have we piqued your interest? Visit our website at:

Your contacts:
Julia Schmidt, Applicant Management for Interns:
Annette Wüllenweber, Applicant Management for Permanent Employees



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Digital Hamburg S-Bahn

Project example

The Digital Hamburg S-Bahn project is set to revolutionize rail operations in Germany


Digitalizing the customer interface

Project example

Taking the customer’s digital travel experience to the next level with the development of smarter services