Deutsche Welle Journalism Traineeship

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Young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from law, economics, the sciences or technology/IT. The deadline is on 24 January 2020.

Opportunity for young Journalists

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 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. After the traineeship, the trainees usually continue to work for DW.

DW journalism traineeship is an 18-month program which includes six months of seminars, internships in Berlin and Bonn, and placements with DW foreign bureaus (Washington, Brussels, Moscow)

Trainees will receive a salary to cover their expenses during the program.

Main criteria

For the bilingual DW traineeship, candidates must:

  • Be native speakers of a DW program language with excellent knowledge English and a good knowledge of German
  • Be English native speakers with a good knowledge of German
  • Be German native speakers with excellent knowledge of English
  • have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship.

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