The next traineeships start in September 2016. Applications will be accepted via online application system.
The program lasts 18 month and 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.
- Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from technology/IT, economics or the sciences;
- 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.
Dates and deadlines:
- Round 1: February 29 – Deadline for online applications
- Round 2: March 7 – Deadline for creative assignment
- Round 3: May 30 and 31 – Assessment center in Bonn
- Round 4: June 1 – Selection interview
Please note, that Deutsche Welle’s traineeship is a full-time program. In exceptional cases, temporary employment outside of the program may be approved. 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.