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

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.

A seated person shows three people a document with seals (Opens a Larger Version of the Image)The Geheimes Staatsarchiv PK and the Archivschule Marburg regularly train candidates for upper grade of the civil service in archives. © GStA PK / Christine Ziegler

Training for the upper grade of the civil service in archives lasts three years. It is subdivided into three months spent studying at the Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung in Berlin, fifteen months of practical training and eighteen months of theoretical training at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Secret State Archives). The theoretical portion of the training takes place at the Archivschule Marburg. The current listings for positions in the upper grade of the civil service in archives at the Foundation can be found in the Open Positions portal.

The Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz offers University graduates the opportunity to complete a two-year traineeship preparing for the higher civil service in archives.

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