The journalistic training program at Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle

Author: Tanja Schuler

The journalistic training program at Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, is offering a new journalism traineeship for English and German native speakers.

Applications will be accepted via their online application system until: February 29, 2016.
Apply here

The Traineeship:

The DW Akademie 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. The DW Akademie is looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas.

They especially invite colleagues from the US, Canada or Australia to apply.

The DW editorial traineeship is paid, with a gross starting salary of approx. 1,600 Euros per month. As full-time employees, DW trainees are automatically eligible for German public health insurance. As our trainees move to Germany from abroad, we assist them at every step of the visa process.

The traineeship can lead to employment in one of our departments in Bonn or Berlin.
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 bureau 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 we 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 any other DW program language are invited to apply as well. However, very good English skills and basic knowledge of German is required.
The successful candidates will be based in Bonn and Berlin.
Here is a link with all the information about the traineeship:

The next traineeship starts in September 2016.

Ramón García-Ziemsen or
DW Akademie
Leiter Journalistische Ausbildung / Head of Journalistic Training Department