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SAP Student Training and Rotation Program

Dream. Develop. Deliver.

Prepare for an exciting, fast-paced career at SAP before you graduate. Develop technical, business, and personal skills and gain real-world industry experience.


New hires globally in 2020

What's in it for you?

  • Gain real-world experience and structured training in one of the world's top software companies
  • The ability to work with the most cutting-edge technologies today
  • Opportunities for international travel, full-time employment, and more
  • Plenty of amenities such as discounts, gym, dining halls and customer products

Have we convinced you already? Contact us to apply today!

So, how does it work?

In this multi-year internship; once you start as a STAR intern, you’ll stay with SAP in STAR until you graduate from university. With this model, you get to work in many different teams, otherwise known as rotations, so you can try multiple roles to get a taste of what you like.



In your first rotation, you’ll work in a technical role, which will include coding. This will help you build the foundations of technical experience that correlate with future success at SAP.

Cecily Devaney

The STAR program has been a great opportunity and has given me the chance to grow my technical skills. During my first rotation, I was able to dabble in several different technologies within SAP, including some web development, and develop other professional skills by working on a team. SAP has a great work environment; everyone is kind and willing to help you learn!

For your second rotation, you get to decide which team you want to join. The choices are endless; you can choose any team in SAP, whether they are technical or not. Past students have joined teams in development, sales, and even finance.

Carter Knight

In my second rotation, I have decided to keep with the technical skills and joined a technical team. I feel what I have learned exceeds a standard technical experience. I have grown my ability to plan a team, prepare and present material for customers, alongside getting to continue leaning necessary technical skills to advance my career. By joining the STAR program, I have accelerated my learning and career opportunities years beyond what I normally would have achieved.

STAR interns can also apply for an international rotation abroad. This rotation would occur when you are on break from your studies. Should you be selected, you can choose any team in any of the 78 countries we operate around the globe.

Nadia Said
STAR Alumni and SAP Associate Support Engineer

My abroad experience was the highlight of my time in the SAP STAR program. As an avid traveler, I had always wanted a work abroad experience that allowed me to live some place new and experience a different culture. I was able to fly to Berlin, Germany and work out of the SAP Berlin office in the summer of 2019. I did functional business analysis of SAP Sales data and learned so much about the business side of SAP. I was able to network with colleagues from all over the world and learn the working culture of a European city. It was such a rewarding experience, one that took me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to see 8 countries in one summer!

International rotation: Sales Operations

Leading up to graduation, you can decide whether or not you want to stay with SAP for a full-time job. The majority of our students decide to stay with SAP. If you decide the same, we help you find and apply to full-time work at SAP with one-on-one consultations and coaching.

Helen Hua
STAR Alumni and Application Developer, IT Web Engineering and Development

I had the opportunity to be a member of four different teams, learn about their roles within SAP, and even work aboard all because of the SAP STAR program. The experiences helped me narrow down what type of work I enjoyed doing and it helped me land a full-time position in one of my previous departments! I can definitely say that the program truly invests in its students and I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.

SAP STAR program spotlight

June Huynh
STAR Manager

During their rotations, these young talents in the STAR program have an opportunity to learn the latest technologies SAP has to offer – in addition to receiving training, development and mentorship within SAP’s global organization.

Afshara Tasnim

The SAP STAR program has been a life-changing experience for me, both personally and professionally. The nurturing and mentoring work culture plays a substantial role in shaping early talents into future leaders. I received opportunities to dive into my interests in software engineering, cloud computing, and machine learning in the CoE Planning team in Newtown Square, PA, and the Predictive Maintenance and Service team in Palo Alto, CA.

Jeremy Chen

SAP has an abundance of opportunities for students to utilize in order to propel their career forward. The STAR program makes the most out of the resources by catering towards your aspirations to maximize your potential. The mentorship that I received helped me to grow both my technical side but also gain the experience that I have always wanted. The projects that you are given are meaningful and impactful to the team.

Kenny Meier

The STAR program is such an amazing opportunity to develop my skills in a professional environment. The program allows us to work with so many talented employees and learn from their experiences. The most valuable part to me is the ability to work with multiple teams within SAP so that we can explore different skill areas, projects, and team dynamics.

Shakthi Panneer

Within the SAP STAR program, I have been able to garner many skills and participate in various roles including technical, business, and leadership roles. I was even given the opportunity to do a rotation in Silicon Valley and work with some of the newest technologies in the industry. The connections and networks I have made and continue to make in the program are invaluable. SAP provides me with a nurturing environment where I can learn and grow in many ways. This is truly an experience of a lifetime.

Thinking about joining the SAP STAR program?

What do we look for in a candidate?

Students eligible to apply should be:

  • Currently enrolled in college or university
  • Located near our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA office or Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA office year-round
  • Enrolled as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) major
  • Able to work part-time during academic semesters and full-time during
    non-academic semesters (for undergraduates). Graduate students should be able to work full-time for one calendar year.

Are you ready for the next step?

To apply, contact us and tell us in which location you would like to work (Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) or apply through your university’s job board.

As soon as we have your application, you will receive an e-mail asking you to complete an online technical assessment.

There are two rounds of interviews. They may be on campus, at our office, or over the phone.

If you received an offer, congrats! Welcome to SAP. Your recruiter will work with you on all the details.

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