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2017 Deutsche Welle International Journalism Traineeship (Fully-Funded)

About 2017 Deutsche Welle International Journalism Traineeship (Fully-Funded)

Application is currently ongoing for the 2017 Deutsche Welle International Journalism Traineeship.

2017 Deutsche Welle International Journalism Traineeship (Fully-Funded)

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.

Application Deadline

February 22, 2017

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

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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • We 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.
  • We are looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas.

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 another DW program language with a good, working knowledge of both English and German.

Candidates must also have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship.


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