PIK offers apprenticeships in two different areas and one traineeship (at irregular intervals):

Detailed Description (IT-Services)

The normal duration of the apprenticeship is 3 years. The training place is Potsdam. As an assistant with focus on office communication you are responsible for administrative and business processes. As an all-rounder you perform a wide variety of office tasks.

Qualifications: Completed secondary-school or vocational education with good grades in German, English and mathematics as well as basic knowledge in using PCs. You should have social competence skills and be able to communicate and express yourself well.

The trainee receives a solid training from communication professionals in PIK's Press Office. In addition, the trainee obtains a complementing extensive theoretical education at a certified education institution as PR consultant and completes a four-week external internship at Press Office or Public Relations agency. The traineeship comprises e.g. organizing media contacts, media interviews and PIK related events, news content for the PIK website as well as press releases or social media outreach and media monitoring and analysis. The traineeship is offered in infrequent intervals, the duration is 18 months.
Qualifications: Successfully completed university studies with above-average results, excellent abilities to express him/herself in German and English both in oral and written form (additional knowledge of other important foreign languages desirable), knowledge about science, PR, journalism and politics, confident handling of the MS Office Suite, image-processing programmes and web editors, confident and professional appearance even when under time pressure and stressed.

PIK also offers a few places each year for students to do an unpaid internship (Praktikum). Please read here for more information and the application form.