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Internship Research and Advocacy Team
Internship Research and Advocacy Team
Studio Olafur Eliasson
Post Date: 08 May 2023



Beginning of the contract: Mid-August 2023 & Mid-February 2024
Employment: Part-Time/ Full-time
Where: Berlin
Deadline to apply: Monday, 29.05.2023

Job Description – Research Internship
Studio Olafur Eliasson is seeking an intern to support the Research and Advocacy team in their day-to-day work, both in researching and in more practical tasks.

As an intern, you will help find and summarise information on topics of immediate and long-term relevance to studio projects, keeping track of pertinent and current issues, and providing background information relevant to Eliasson’s practice and interests. Topics include embodiment, more-than-human existence, the climate crisis, current trends in feminist and decolonial theory – with particular focus on relevant perspectives from non-Western/eurocentric contexts. In addition to researching, you will be expected to assist on the practical side of various ongoing projects, providing, for example, production support and coordination.

A background in art theory, philosophy, journalism, or similar curriculum that combines art, theory, and communications. Enthusiasm for and ability to work within a team and in thinking and producing content collectively. Proficiency in using contemporary media, technologically up-to-date, and conversant with art, architecture, and design. You should have excellent writing, communication, research, and organisational skills as well as familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and similar programmes, and be highly motivated, with attention to detail, and able to work concurrently on multiple projects.

The studio languages are English and German, and the main working language of the Research & Advocacy team is English.

You can apply for either a full-time or part-time internship.
Full time (Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)
Part time (2–3 days a week or half days)
Duration of internship: Six months, beginning in autumn 2023 (mid-August) or spring 2024 (mid-February).
Site of work: Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin.

The studio team consists of specialised technicians, architects, artists, art historians, cooks, and administrators. We work with Eliasson to experiment, develop, and install artworks, projects, and exhibitions as well as to communicate and contextualise his work. We’re a fast-paced team that understands the importance of slow, in-depth work. We hire highly skilled team-players, and we value creative thinkers and doers with a passion for art. www.studioolafureliasson.net

The position is a paid internship, open to students working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree who are able to invest time in and receive academic credit for the internship.

All nationalities are encouraged to apply. Studio Olafur Eliasson is committed to an inclusive employment policy in all areas of the studio, with an explicit focus on increasing the ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender diversity of the studio.

For information about studio building accessibility, please consult the section ‘work-space accessibility’ here.

Applicants from non-EU/Schengen countries applying for an on-site internship are required to obtain the necessary residency permits and visas for an internship in Germany; we can offer assistance in this process.

Applicants should submit until Monday, 29.05.2023, a brief cover letter (max. 400 words) and a short CV with to: [email protected]


Berlin, Germany

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