Max Weber Stiftung - Internships for German Students


NGO & Institutes

Location (s):

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Lebanon
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America


The Max Weber Foundation is one of the leading agencies supporting German research in the humanities abroad. Around the world it finances ten scientifically autonomous institutes, which provide a bridge function between the host nations and Germany and which play an important role in the international science scene. Being a multi-polar network, the institutes collaborate in the promotion of the internationalisation of science.


German students of the humanities and related disciplines can apply for various internship positions, which are available at the institues of the Max Weber Foundation as well as at its head office in Bonn. Applications should be sent directly to the institutes of the Max Weber Foundation, who decide on the candidates.

The interns will become familiar with the work of all the departments of the institute. Some of the instutites offer internships for students of Library Science who would like to have a placement in a special library.

As an intern at the institutes of the Max Weber Foundation, you will work in the fields of Academics, Librarianship and/or Administration.You will usually have a mentor assigned to you, who will help you with both organization and content. However, it also expected that you work independently and that you contribute reliably to the institute.

Your tasks will vary from institute to institute, but if applicable, you will be simultaneously involved in all three of the above-mentioned fields.

Your future tasks might be as follows:

Academic Internship

  • Research to support the research fellows
  • Cooperation on research projects
  • Assisting in the preparation of lectures/presentations
  • Translation of source materials and the like
  • Correcting academic papers
  • Editorial support for publications

Library Internship

  • Support for library users (mostly for the researchers but also for interested individuals)
  • Electronic data input of newly-acquired materials
  • Maintenance and updates to the catalogue database
  • Preparing bibliographies
  • Becoming familiar with the library standards and practices of the host country and learning the library-specific vocabulary
  • Inventory auditing
  • Working with online databases


  • Organization, preparation and conducting of symposiums, seminars and academic lectures
  • Participation at events
  • Public relations (designing flyers, posters, etc.)
  • Correspondence, such as answering inquiries about the institute
  • Filing

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

German students of the humanities and related disciplines .Preference is given to applicants who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree (such as a BA) and who have perhaps already begun their graduate thesis, so that the research and tasks completed at the institute can be used for the student's own academic work.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

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