DW-Volontariat / DW Traineeship 2023
The DW traineeship is one of the most prestigious journalism training programs in Germany and beyond, and gives you the skills needed to become a successful multimedia reporter and editor.
DW trainees receive a salary and gain hands-on experience in TV, online and radio with a combination of practical training blocks and newsroom placements.
Trainees also explore journalism trends of the future, ranging from digital storytelling to data journalism and virtual reality.
In addition, various journalism projects give you the chance to develop your own innovative content. Trainees also benefit from DW’s close ties with Major German and international media houses.
We are looking for creative minds who reflect language and cultural diversity and who have something to say.
native speaker of one of DW’s languages with excellent English and good German language skills, or native English speaker with good German language skills, or native German speaker with excellent English language skills
completed university degree, college degree or apprenticeship
(especially with a background in technology/IT, science, politics, economics or law)
initial journalistic experience
social media expertise
ability to work under deadlines and as part of a team
The DW Traineeship offers
acquisition of journalism skills
seminars on all relevant journalism topics, conducted by renowned 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
introduction to producing your own content for TV, radio or online formats, from generating ideas to technical production
placements in Germany, Europe and worldwide
technical know-how for TV, radio and online
after traineeship completion, prospect of ongoing contract working for DW worldwide
working in an international environment
taking part in a dynamic team
putting your innovative ideas into practice
The DW promotes diversity and equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality, cultural, ethnic or social origin, sexual orientation, age, gender or disability. We particularly welcome female applicants. In addition, candidates with disabilities who meet the requirements will be given special consideration.
Applications are open from October 28, 2021 to November 29, 2021. We accept online applications only.
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