Internships (Research, Library, Administration)

Research Internships

The German Center for Art History (DFK Par­is) offers internships lasting five or six months (35 hours/week) for art history students. Internships can be completed as a compulsory requirement for a degree or through personal initiative. The interns assist the management and the directors of research with their projects and in the following infrastructures: German Publications, French Publications, Electronic Publications, Research Funding and the DFK library. In addition, interns are usually asked to assist the Secretariat with some organizational tasks and help at the reception desk in the library if needed.

Interns receive a compensation, momentarily of 4,05€ per hour (around 580€/monthly fulltime) including the usual restaurant checks for France. In addition, 50% of the Navigo Pass is reimbursed for public transportation in Paris (zone 1-5). At the same time, students can apply for a complementary "Erasmus+"-grant for internships abroad. For general information about application requirements, please visit the DAAD website. For further details about application deadlines, the duration and the amount of support, please contact the International offíce of your German university. A list of the respective contacts of all the German universities who are participating in the programme is avaible on the DAAD website

Internships start at the beginning of March (until the end of July) or September (until the end of February).

Applicants must be enrolled in a German or French university. A good knowledge of French is desirable.

Specific preferences regarding placement in a department are appreciated and will be considered if possible in the case of a positive outcome. Applications may be submitted at any time, with the following restrictions: no later than November 15 for an internship beginning on March 1 of the following year, April 30 for an internship beginning on September 1.

Please send your application – including a cover letter, a CV, academic transcripts, confirmation of current enrollment, and a letter of recommendation from a university lecturer or professor – in a single PDF file to:

Dr. Julia Drost

Dr. Julia Drost

Research Director / Head of Research Funding Opportunities
Phone +33 (0)1 42 60 67 97

Katharina Kolb, M.A.

Assistant for Research Funding Opportunities and Communication (Print Media)
Phone +33 (0)1 42 60 32 36

Library Internships

The German Center for Art History (DFK Par­is) also offers internships (usually 20 hours a week) for a period of three months at the DFK Paris Library. These internships are particularly geared toward university students at an advanced level in a library science program. Interns become familiar with all the operational procedures of a research library specialized in art history. Computer skills and proficiency in French are desirable. 

The conditions for library internships are the same as those for research internships.

Please send your application (including your résumé, a letter of motivation, and photocopies of degrees and/or university transcripts) in a single PDF file to the contact person indicated on the right. 

Sibylle Seelkopf

Sibylle Seelkopf

Phone +33 (0)1 42 60 40 33

Administration Internships

The German Center for Art History (DFK Par­is) offers full-time internships in public management, for a minimum period of three months, to fulfil requirements for university degrees. These internships are geared, in particular, towards students at an advanced level of a public management studies program in Germany.

Excellent proficiency in German and French is required. 

Please send your application (including your résumé, a motivation letter, and photocopies of degrees and/or university transcripts) in a single PDF file to the contact person indicated on the right.

Ralf Nädele, Verwaltungsleiter

Ralf Nädele

Administrative Director
Phone +33 (0)1 42 60 32 33