Deutsche Welle Paid Traineeship For Young Journalists

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Deutsche Welle, the biggest Germany’s state run international broadcaster, is looking for young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive 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. DW is looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas. Deadline to apply is February 22.

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 honoured in past years with the CNN Journalism Award and the Grimme Prize.

For the first six months of the program, trainees earn a pre-tax salary of 1,590 euros per month. This increases to 1,790 euros a month before tax for the following six months. For the final six months, trainees earn 1,855 euros per month before tax. Deutsche Welle’s traineeship is a full-time program. In exceptional cases, temporary employment outside of the program may be approved.

Main criteria

  • 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.

 Please note, that DW only accept online applications via their website. All applicants are required to include certified certificates of their qualifications in the form of pdf documents.

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