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The Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies e. V. at the TU Dresden (HAIT) continuously offers internships to support the institute's work and research activities. The HAIT systematically researches the two ideological dictatorships of National Socialism and Communism as well as their preconditions and consequences. It further focuses on researching current challenges and threats to democracies. The HAIT's research pursues interdisciplinary approaches in the historical, political, cultural and social sciences.

Interns at HAIT will gain insight into the different research fields and projects at the institute and gather first experiences in research, as well as in the areas of knowledge transfer, public relations and administration. A specialization is possible upon consultation. Students of the MA Digital Humanities at TUD Dresden University of Technology have the opportunity to work on practical projects.

Only internships required in the study regulations are possible. For labor law reasons, we cannot offer internships without this basis. The internship is unpaid and usually lasts as long as the respective study or examination regulations for mandatory internships stipulate. Working hours can be adapted to the semester schedule in consultation with the supervising researchers at HAIT.

Fields of activity:

  • Preparation of conferences and other events
  • Editorial work on scientific texts
  • Excerpting scientific literature and media contributions
  • Inputs and queries in scientific databases
  • Researching and providing media
  • Drafting and editing articles for public relations work
  • Management of social media channels and the institute’s website


  • Mandatory internship in the study or examination regulations
  • Interest in German and European history of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Interest in specific historical and political science research methods

If you are interested in an internship, please send your complete application in a single document to: hait@tu-dresden.de