Application Deadline: February 29, 2016
The next traineeships start in September 2016. Applications will be accepted via the online application system from January 11 to February 29, 2016. Applications will not be accepted at any other time.
The Deutsche Welle international traineeship is specially designed for young journalists from the regions to which Deutsche Welle broadcasts. Deutsche Welle trains its own young journalists for its programming in 30 languages. Every year, a decision is reached on which programs need new young journalists.
DW is looking for young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster. Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from technology/IT, economics or the sciences. We are looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas.
The program covers the range of skills a journalist of the future needs: TV moderation, multimedia storytelling, data journalism, social media and virtual reality – in seminars, workshops and of course the DW editorial offices and our correspondent bureaux in Washington, Moscow and Brussels. DW trainees are involved in long-term innovative, international projects and have been honored in past years with the CNN Journalism Award and the Grimme Prize.
Deutsche Welle’s newly-designed traineeship takes you around the world in just 18 months. Internships with the English and German editorial departments give you a chance to look into economic and cultural issues as well as news and sports.
- You’ll also be active in at least one of DW’s other broadcast language departments such as the Chinese, Farsi or Spanish department, and support them according to your language skills.
- Regardless of the language you’re working in youll be part of the editorial teams right from day one, writing and producing reports and conducting interviews for television, radio and online.
- To apply, you will need to have completed a university or college degree prior to the start of the traineeship.
- Applications are accepted from candidates who can provide proof of having completed an apprenticeship or have graduated from a journalism school and have several years of experience as journalists.
- Candidates must also have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship.
For the bilingual DW traineeship are looking for:
• English native speakers with a good working knowledge of German
• German native speakers with an excellent working knowledge of English
• Native speakers of another DW program language with a good, working knowledge of both English and German.