Close this search box.


The ULB offers apprentice- and traineeships for both the intermediate and the higher civil service. Here you find an overview of our provided  vocational training.



Apprenticeship as assistant for media and information services

Period of Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship will last three years and starts on august 01 or september 01 each year. The trainees will be educated both at the ULB as well as at the vocational school.

Your salary

We pay in accordance with the collective agreement for trainees of the federal state in training occupations according to the Vocational Training Act (TVA-L BBiG).

Your holiday

30 days per year

Your required skills...
We offer...
How to apply...

The application process for the next apprenticeship starts in autumn / winter of the previous year. Following are the needed documents to apply (all in PDF-format):

To apply, send your documents in one PDF to


After all received documents have been reviewed, some applicants will be selected and receive the opportunity of an interview. After the selection process has been successfully completed, acceptance and rejection letters are promptly sent out.


We wish you luck for your application!

Academic traineeship

The ULB provides training for academic librarians in the form of a traineeship every two years. The accompanying university studies for gaining the title of “Master of Library and Information Sciences” is covered by the Institute for Library Science of the Humboldt-University in Berlin (IBI).


During the traineeship, the future academic librarians receive 50% of TVL E13. The costs for the studies at the IBI are covered by the university.


Due to their prior academic studies, academic librarians have the ability to tie in the latest findings in the respective studied subject areas into their work, to integrate newly acquired knowledge and to manage infrastructural, technological and social change in a complex environment. They act as the intermediary between research demands and infrastructure. Acamdemic librarians further advise on the scientific publishing process as Open Access, on research data management, on questions of information procurement and on the management of projects and libraries.


During the traineeship, the volunteers pass all departments of the library, get acquainted with the central fields of activity and supervise subject specialist departments.

After successful completion of the traineeship, they usually start their career including a wage of TVL E 13 or higher. The prospects of finding a job quickly prove to be extraordinarily good, but could also vary depending on the subject area.