2018 Deutsche Welle Journalism Traineeship


Journalism Traineeship

We are looking for young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality 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. We are looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas. 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 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.

For the bilingual DW traineeship we are looking for: 

  • English native speakers with a good working knowledge of German OR
  • German native speakers with an excellent working knowledge of English OR 
  • Native speakers of another DW program language (specifically Turkish, Russian, Farsi, Kiswahili and Hausa) with a good, working knowledge of both English and German.


Candidates must also have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship.

DW journalism traineeship

  • 18 months
  • trainee salary
  • international broadcaster in 30 languages
  • crossmedia: TV, online and radio
  • six months of seminar blocks
  • internships in Berlin and Bonn
  • placement with DW foreign bureau
  • international multimedia projects
  • well-known media trainers

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: volontariat@dw.com.

The official web-page.