Deutsche Welle International Journalism Traineeship 2017 for Journalists – Germany (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline:February 22, 2017.

DW’s practice-oriented multimedia traineeship lasts 18 months and is aimed at up-and-coming international journalists. Candidates should to be native speakers of German or English.

Deutsche Welle is the only broadcaster in Germany that offers a bilingual journalism traineeship. The German-English training program prepares young journalists for a career in international multimedia reporting for online and television. At the core are the practice-oriented seminar blocks held in English and German. These blocks make up one third of the overall training program.

DW are 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. DW 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.
For the bilingual DW traineeship DW 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.

DW journalism traineeship

• 18 months
• trainee salary
• international broadcaster in 30 languages
• crossmedia: TV, online and radio
• six months of seminar blocks
• internships in Berlin and Bonn
• placement with DW foreign bureau
• international multimedia projects
• well-known media trainers

Programme Details:

  • The journalism traineeship also excels by offering a diverse mix of internships.
  • In addition to working with DW editorial departments in Bonn and Berlin trainees will complete internships with a DW foreign bureau in Brussels, Moscow or Washington as well as one with a media organization of their choice.
  • They will also complete a one-month internship with DW’s training partner, Deutschlandradio. After completing the program, graduates often continue to work for DW.
  • Deutsche Welle has been training up-and-coming journalists for more than 40 years.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DW journalism traineeship 2017


  1. Comment:From Goma,DRC:I Have already red your interesting publication.
    BY Speaking french,english,swahili and kinyarwanda.
    I’m interested by your offer.
    I’m journalist at RTCT,One of your partner radio,we are broadcasting from Goma,Eastern of DRC.


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