The Museum offers unpaid and paid internships. Unpaid internships are available for pupils and students, the duration is limited to a maximum of four weeks. Paid internships are available for students (with at least four terms of university studies) and postgraduates only. The duration of paid internships is limited to at least one and at most three months. Processing your contract may last up to three months.
Applications for internships are to be sent to the following address: Leiter des Militärhistorischen Museums der Bundeswehr - Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow, Postfach 220053, 14061 Berlin. In addition to a project outline (to be provided only by student applicants) and a letter of motivation, we expect comprehensive and pertinent documents / certificates concerning your background. The internship contract will be concluded between the Military District Administrative Office, East (via the Museum's administration) and the internship candidate.
The Museum is in a phase of comprehensive reorganization. We expect that, prior to their application, our student internship candidates will identify a subject relevant to the reorganization of the Museum and submit a project outline for the work they intend to do during their internship. Their internship projects will then become the focus for the work they do as interns; they will be the basis from which the interns get to know the various sections within the Museum and practice integrating themselves into ongoing work processes (in this case, the reorganization of the Museum). Internships will be supervised by the respective head of section or his deputy responsible for the exhibition, collection or restoration.
The letter of application should make clear in which museum profession the applicant is particularly interested.
In the first week of their internship, our interns are given the opportunity to get to know the various Museum sections by successively introducing them to new stations each day. In their second and third internship weeks, our interns are given one or more tasks in the Museum section for which they showed a particular interest in their application. These tasks are to be accomplished working independently.
The legal basis for the implementation of internships for pupils is the agreement between the Bundeswehr Information and Press Office, Berlin, and the school administration of the Berlin Senate dated 08 November 1994.