Deutsche Welle Traineeship Program 2017


Deadline: February 22, 2017
Open to: Native speaker journalists of English, German or other language that is part of DW’s language services
Location: Germany


Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster. DW is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information and promotes exchange and understanding between the world’s cultures and people. DW is looking for young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster. 

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. Deutsche Welle’s traineeship takes you around the world in just 18 months. Internships with the editorial departments give you a chance to look into economic and cultural issues as well as news and sports.

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.


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.

Application Process

The next traineeships start in September 2017. Applications will be accepted via our online application system. You can apply from January 2 to February 22, 2016.

For further information please visit the official web-page of the programme 




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