Work Experience and Internships
Work Experience While You Study / Orientation Internships
Many of the collections and institutions belonging to the National Museums in Berlin offer the opportunity of gaining practical experience to accompany your studies or to help you with your career orientation. Internships are unpaid and last between six and eight weeks. Students applying for internships are generally expected to have completed their basic studies (Grundstudium), and applicants from non-German speaking countries will be required to have sufficient knowledge of German. Applications should be sent to the director of the particular museum or institution.
Further internship opportunities exist in various departments of the General Directorate. Please direct your enquiry to the respective head of department.
Exhibitions: Dr. Nina Schepkowski
Publications: Elisabeth Rochau-Shalem
Visitor Services: Christoffer Richartz
Information and Communication Technology: Albrecht-Christoph Schenck
Press, Communication and Sponsorship: Mechtild Kronenberg
National Museums in Berlin
The National Museums in Berlin currently employ a number of 10 pre-study interns in the area of restoration. The restoration internship serves as a practical preparation for a university (or comparable) degree. Depending on the entrance requirements of the university or college, the internship lasts one to two years. Applicants are required to have completed their A-levels (Abitur) or comparable qualification (Fachabitur) and to provide proof from the academic advisor of the university or college which offers the appropriate course. Posts are advertised in the magazine "Restauro" and by the Association of Restorers (Verband der Restauratoren e.V.).
The National Museums in Berlin offer pre-study internships lasting 13 weeks for the area of museology (museum studies). Depending on demand, up to two posts are available in the different institutions and collections of the National Museums in Berlin. Applications, including proof from an academic advisor, should be sent direct to
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Generaldirektion - Abteilung Ausstellung, Publikationen
Tel.: +49 - 30 - 266 42 2007
Fax: +49 - 30 - 266 42 2010