Training at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Whether in the graphics department, the IT department, or the cafeteria—we have been training bright young people in various occupations at the Institute since 1986. The trainees are able to work and study under optimal conditions and are often among the best graduates of their year. As an institute that researches human development and learning processes, we attach great importance to being involved in occupational training and getting young people’s careers off to a great start.

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Training Programs at our Institute

Digital and Print Media Designer

Digital and Print Media Designers are the creatives at our Institute who ensure that scientific content is presented in an engaging and easy-to-grasp way. They are responsible for designing digital and printed information material such as books, flyers, and infographics. Our trainees are involved from start to finish in developing ideas, putting those ideas into form, and creating the finished product.

Contact: Jürgen Rossbach

Hospitality and Catering Specialist

Trainees in the area of Hospitality and Catering work in our Institute cafeteria and ensure that our staff and guests feel at home. They prepare meals, serve guests, and provide the catering for events.

Contact: Arno Schneider

IT Specialist for System Integration

IT Specialists for System Integration implement user-specific information and communication solutions. This includes the installation and set-up of hardware components, operating systems, and networks. They also advise and train Institute staff.

Contact: Philipp von Hugo

afib: An alliance of scientific institutions providing high-level training for IT specialists
afib is an alliance of scientific institutions that train IT specialists in Berlin. The alliance is led by the Freie Universität Berlin; its other members are Zuse Institute Berlin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. The program qualifies trainees in an exceptionally comprehensive range of skills. In addition to numerous certification options (e.g., Microsoft, Cisco, TELC language certificates), trainees have the opportunity to spend 2 months abroad. more

Opportunities in the research area

Voluntary Social Year in Research
The Lise Meitner Group for Environmental Neuroscience offers a voluntary social year in research to young people who are interested in gaining an insight into the world of science. Interested people can send their speculative application to the research group. more
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