Deutsche Welle International Journalism Traineeship Program 2019

Deutsche Welle International Journalism Traineeship Program 2019
Applications for the 2019 Deutsche Welle International Journalism Traineeship Program are now open. DW’s traineeship is one of the most prestigious journalism training programs in Europe, giving young journalists from all over the world the chance to learn all the skills needed to work successfully as a multimedia reporter and editor

They are looking for young people interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster.

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.

Application Deadline: January 11, 2019

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates must have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship;
  • They must be a native speaker of one of DW’s languages, and excellent English and German skills;
  • Completed university degree, college degree or apprenticeship (they are especially looking for those with a background in technology/IT, science, politics or economics);
  • Have basic journalism experience;
  • Have content published or broadcast;
  • Have a creative mind;
  • Be an excellent judge of journalism content;
  • Have social media experience;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both within teams and individually
  • Strong MS Office skills, basic audio and video production skills, data skills.


The DW Traineeship offers:

  • The acquisition of a broad base of journalism skills
  • Technology training across TV, radio and online
  • Focused seminars delivered by experienced 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
  • Placement with partner broadcasters in Germany, Europe or worldwide
  • The chance to produce a larger journalism piece based on your own idea
  • A salary paid throughout the traineeship
  • The prospect of a DW employment contract upon successful completion of the traineeship.



Applications from women are explicitly welcome. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification will be given particular consideration.

Before you apply you should read all of the information and guidance about the International Traineeship HERE


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