Deutsche Welle’s newly-designed traineeship offers the chance to go around the world in just 18 months and to look into economic and cultural issues as well as news and sports. DW is looking for young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster. The next traineeships start in September 2016.

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.


  • For the first six months of the program, trainees earn a bruto salary of EUR 1,590 per month. This increases to EUR 1,790 a month bruto for the following six months. For the final six months, trainees earn EUR 1,855 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.


  • Young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster;
  • Open-minded people full of creative ideas;
  • Candidates must have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship;
  • Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from technology/IT, economics or the sciences;
  • Good language skill:
    • 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.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted via the online application system.

 Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

For more information, click HERE.

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