The Archives are committed to supporting the training of the next generation of archivists. The Archives train specialists in media and information services (Fachangestellte/r für Medien- und Informationsdienste, FaMI) who focus specifically on archival skills. Available throughout Germany, the study programme leads to a recognised professional qualification with specialisations for archivists and librarians, as well as for those working in information and documentation services, image agencies and in medical documentation. On the three-year cooperative studies programme, the Akademie der Künste is a training partner for practical work experience; the theoretical courses are taught at the Oberstufenzentrum Louise Schröder, a vocational college based in Berlin’s Lichterfelde district. During their training, students gain an insight into the various areas of the Archives, from indexing to storage, research, visitor services and restoration. Students are also included in public relations projects.

After successfully completing the course, graduates can work in nearly all sections of the archives. Their primary tasks are to sort and index documents, and prepare finding aids. They also answer readers’ questions, assist the archives’ users in their research, and support the preparation of exhibitions, tours and lectures, and the provision of information materials.

“Keeper of Treasures” Anja Adeoshun during work experience in the Academy Archives


The Archives of the Akademie der Künste offers opportunities for students wanting to take a mandatory internship as part of a training or degree course, usually from a duration of 6 weeks. For information and enquiries, please contact Sabine Wolf, Vice Director of the Archives: