Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen

Voluntary Service and Internships

You are looking for insights into extracurricular historical education during your voluntary service and want to actively participate in shaping it? 

Every year, the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum offers three interested people the opportunity to complete their Voluntary Social Year in the field of Culture (FSJ Kultur), their Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service (Gedenkdienst) and their Voluntary Service through Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) in the Education Department.

Applications can only be made through the organisations. Further information can be found here:

The volunteers first work, under supervision, on their own concept for a guided tour on the history of the site, in order to then offer group tours in German and, if possible, in a foreign language. They assist with study days and multi-day projects and later on also carry these out themselves. They also support the supervision of a three-week international summer camp.

Furthermore, there is also the opportunity to research various topics in the archives, the media library and the collection depot, depending on their interests, as well as to actively participate in events. In addition, volunteers get to know the different departments of the Brandenburg Memorials’ Foundation and take part in thematic and didactic training courses.

The Education Department of the Sachsenhausen Memorial also supervises school pupils for at least two-week unpaid full-time internships and students for at least six-week unpaid full-time internships (including compulsory internships).