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Studio Olafur Eliasson is seeking a Research Intern to support the Research and Advocacy team in their day-to-day work, both in researching and in more practical tasks.

As an intern, you will help find and summarize information on topics of immediate and long-term relevance to studio projects, keeping track of pertinent and current issues, and providing background information relevant to Eliasson’s practice and interests. Topics include embodiment, more-than-human existence, the climate crisis, current trends in feminist and decolonial theory – with particular focus on relevant perspectives from non-Western/eurocentric contexts. In addition to researching, you will be expected to assist on the practical side of various ongoing projects, providing, for example, production support and coordination.

The studio team consists of specialized technicians, architects, artists, art historians, cooks, and administrators. the team work with Eliasson to experiment, develop, and install artworks, projects, and exhibitions as well as to communicate and contextualize his work. They’re a fast-paced team that understands the importance of slow, in-depth work. They hire highly skilled team-players, and value creative thinkers and doers with a passion for art


A background in art theory, philosophy, journalism, or similar curriculum that combines art, theory, and communications. Enthusiasm for and ability to work within a team and in thinking and producing content collectively. Proficiency in using contemporary media, technologically up-to-date, and conversant with art, architecture, and design. You should have excellent writing, communication, research, and organisational skills as well as familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and similar programmes, and be highly motivated, with attention to detail, and able to work concurrently on multiple projects.

The studio languages are English and German, and the main working language of the Research & Advocacy team is English.

Required Commitment (options):

  • You can apply for either a full-time or part-time internship.
    • Full time (Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)
    • Part time (2–3 days a week or half days)
  • Duration of internship: Six months, beginning in autumn 2024 (mid-August) or spring 2025 (mid-February). 


  • The position is a paid internship, open to students working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree who are able to invest time in and receive academic credit for the internship.
  • All nationalities are encouraged to apply. Studio Olafur Eliasson is committed to an inclusive employment policy in all areas of the studio, with an explicit focus on increasing the ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender diversity of the studio.

Applicants from non-EU/Schengen countries applying for an on-site internship are required to obtain the necessary residency permits and visas for an internship in Germany; the firm can offer assistance in this process.

To apply to the Research Intern position at Studio Olafur Eliasson, applicants should submit, a brief cover letter (max. 400 words) and a short CV with to: jobs@olafureliasson.net  

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