Amélie Heldt studied French and German Law at the universities of Paris Ouest Nanterre and Potsdam. After passing the first state examination, she completed a supplementary training programme in Design Thinking at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam and worked in the legal department of a market-leading music label. She completed her two-year legal clerkship at the superior Court of Justice in Berlin and was working amongst others for the Stiftung Oper in Berlin (Berlin Opera Foundation), in the media and copyright area of the law firm Raue LLP and for the GIZ (German development agency) in Cambodia.
Since May 2017, she is a junior researcher and PhD candidate within Research Programme 1 “Transformation of Public Communication” at the Hans-Bredow-Institute. In her PhD project, Amélie Heldt focuses on the effect of the fundamental right on freedom of expression in the digital sphere.