Voluntary or Mandatory Internship placement  (i.e. required and necessary) as part of university studies, vocational training or higher education.

We are looking for self-motivated undergraduates (M/W/D) interested in supporting the development and growth of the Something Great Collection's Research Department. This position is a vacancy thought for undergraduates looking for internship placement as a necessary part of their university studies, vocational training or higher education.

This internship placement is also open to interested graduates under the condition that the internship placement will last up to three months maximum. 

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Under the mentoring and coordination of our collection manager, you will conduct academic research related to the interpretation and re-interpretation of the collected works, including writing essays and other texts about these works that might be published or not, by the collection. As a research associate intern you will identify references of collected works (inherent to the work as well as external), including conducting interviews with the makers and performers of the works (identify internal references) and research about possible connections between these works with other works of artists and art movements (in and out of the performing arts), as well as with historical, social or political events of our time or our past. The ultimate goal is to prepare written and well-researched texts that historically, socially, politically and artistically contextualise the collection's works.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Undergraduate studies in art history, performing arts dramaturgy or journalism are ideal for this internship position.

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Excellent research skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent English language skills, spoken and written. 

  • Computer proficiency 

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to conduct your research and contribute your texts for archiving or publishing by the collection

  • The opportunity to get to known international artists and have an in-depth perspective on artistic processes

  • Collaboration with a diverse international team

Duration of the internship:
3 months

Possible periods for the internships:  
January to March 2022 or April to June 2022 or September-November 2022

Place of the internship:

We remind you that this is a voluntary internship placement on the basis that it will last up to three months or that you apply to this internship on the basis that it will be mandatory (i.e. required and necessary) as part of your university studies, vocational training or higher education.

General notes about the internship:

This position is an unpaid internship placement under regulations established by German law. If you are already a grant recipient or can apply for one, please let us know, and if necessary, we can provide you with a letter of intent.

Something Great is committed to providing a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Application process and closing date:

No deadline. Please e-mail a motivation letter (maximum two pages) and your CV to contact(at) 

Queries and more information:

Don't hesitate to contact our collection manager, Julia Asperska, at julia(at)