Application Deadline: November 27, 2023 (12 p.m. UTC+1).
Applications are open for the 2025-2026 Deutsche Welle (DW) Journalism Traineeship. The DW traineeship is one of the most prestigious journalism training programs in Germany and beyond and gives you the skills needed to become a successful multimedia reporter and editor.
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 their correspondent bureaux in Washington and Brussels.
- 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 law, economics, the sciences or technology/IT. We are looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas.
- Specifically, we are looking for experts from diverse disciplines.
- You should also be able to think independently and develop own 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 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. After the traineeship, the trainees usually continue to work for DW.
The traineeship includes:
- six months of theory and practice-oriented seminar modules in German and English
- nine months of placements with various DW editorial departments in Bonn, Berlin and one of our foreign bureaus
- a one-month internship elective
DW journalism traineeship
• 18 months
• trainee salary
• international broadcaster in 32 languages
• crossmedia: TV, online and radio
• six months of seminars
• internships in Berlin and Bonn
• placements with DW foreign bureaus
• international multimedia projects
• well-known media trainers
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