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Collaboration in the team

The Toepfer Foundation implements its program work with a small team and currently has no vacant positions. Therefore, unsolicited applications cannot be considered at the moment.

FSJ for Culture

Since 2005, the Toepfer Foundation has offered a place within the framework of the Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) for Culture. In our program department, young people between the ages of 16 and 23 can gain insight into the Foundation's varied daily work: Event planning, organizing and preparing award ceremonies and conferences, public relations, writing texts, research work and much more.

Interested? Then apply via the Volunteer Services Culture and Education portal, the platform for the nationwide central application process. The deadline for applications is the end of March; the FSJ for Culturebegins in September.


In principle, it is possible to complete an internship in the program department of the Toepfer Foundation. The program department is active in the areas of art and culture, education and society, science and future-oriented land use. Internships are not remunerated. The duration of the internship is usually three months. In addition to working on a specific project or task area of the foundation, you will get a general overview of the work of an operational non-profit foundation.

Students can apply

  • whose subjects and academic achievements qualify them to work in one of the above-mentioned areas of responsibility

  • who show interest in social and/or cultural topics

  • who ideally already have some initial work experience

  • who are open-minded and like to work independently, carefully and in a structured way in a team.

If you are interested, please apply with meaningful application documents and send them bundled in a single PDF document to Marina Meyer. Please indicate the desired period and area for your internship in the cover letter.


Marina Meyer Assistant to the Chairman of the Board

+49 40 33 402 – 10meyer@toepfer-stiftung.de