Training and Qualification

As a large cultural and scholarly institution, the Foundation offers young people numerous paths to a career. The SPK trains around 70 individuals annually offering various traineeships, internships and vocational and other training.

Training young people and encouraging new generations of scholars are important concerns at the Foundation. The Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) and its institutions cultivate cooperation with professional schools and various educational institutions such as universities and research and cultural institutions. This makes it possible to offer attractive paths to education.

All the positions for vocational and other training,and the positions for university graduates are published in the Open Positions portal.

Vocational Training

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The Foundation and its institutions offer six training fields in IT, library services, administration and the trades. On completing training, there is the possibility of one-year employment. more


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“Volontariat” positions are offered at the Staatliche Museen, the Institut für Musikforschung and in the Press and Public Relations Office of the President. All of them require a university degree and in some cases a PhD. more

Traineeship / Legal Traineeship

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If you have a university degree, you can complete a traineeship at the Foundation to prepare for higher civil service in a library or archive. Legal trainees can fulfil their administrative or elective stage here. more

Career Training for the upper grade of the civil service in archives

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Are you interested in Prussian history and its transmission? If you have qualified to attend university, you can complete career training for the upper grade of the civil service in archives at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv PK. more

Student Assistants and Research Assistants

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During your university studies, you can receive academic training as an assistant at the Foundation. After completing your degree and while working on your doctorate, there are opportunities to work in various research fields. more


Junge Frau spricht zu zwei sitzenden Zuhörern
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In parallel with secondary school, training or university studies, you can get to know the Foundation’s institutions during an internship. The obligatory internship in conservation can also be completed at the Foundation. mehr