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Deutsche Welle (DW) Traineeship 2021

Deadline: November 27, 2020.

The traineeship will start in September 2021 and end in February 2023.T

Women are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with severe disabilities will be given special consideration.

Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany's international broadcaster producing multimedia in-depth content in 30 languages worldwide. DW is complemented by DW Akademie which promotes the human right to freedom of expression and access to information in approximately

50 developing and transition countries. As a German public broadcaster, DW is proud of its varied and quality journalism content and which provides space for a wide range of voices and contributes to media diversity.

They 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 law, economics, the sciences or technology/IT. They are looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas. Specifically, they are looking for experts from diverse disciplines. You should also be able to think independently and develop your 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, Moscow and Brussels. DW trainees are involved in long-term innovative, international projects and have been honoured in past years with the CNN Journalism Award and the Grimme Prize. After the traineeship, the trainees usually continue to work for DW. 

DW journalism traineeship

• 18 months • trainee salary • international broadcaster in 30 languages • cross-media: TV, online and radio • six months of seminars • internships in Berlin and Bonn • placements with DW foreign bureaus (Washington, Brussels, Moscow) • international multimedia projects • well-known media trainers


  • native speaker of one of DW's languages with excellent English and good German language skills, or native English speaker with good German language skills, or native German speaker with excellent English language skills

  • completed university degree, college degree or apprenticeship (especially with a background in technology/IT, science, politics, economics or law)

  • initial journalistic experience

  • creative mind

  • social media expertise

  • ability to work under deadlines and as part of a team


  • acquisition of journalism skills

  • seminars on all relevant journalism topics, conducted by renowned trainers

  • placements with various DW editorial departments in Bonn and Berlin as well as in one of our foreign bureaus in Brussels, Washington or Moscow

  • introduction to producing your own content for TV, radio or online formats, from generating ideas to technical production

  • placements in Germany, Europe and worldwide

  • technical know-how for TV, radio and online

  • Trainee’s salary

  • after traineeship completion, the prospect of ongoing contract working for DW worldwide


  • working in an international environment

  • taking part in a dynamic team

  • putting your innovative ideas into practice



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