December 2015 – Great Opportunity for young Journalists: a paid Traineeship at Deutsche Welle

DW_TraineesA few days ago Ramón called me while I was on assignment in Myanmar. He is the head of “Journalistic Training Department” at DW. His idea is to advertise for journalism traineeship for English and German native speakers in Australia. This as what Ramón told me:

“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 DW editorial traineeship is paid, with a gross starting salary of approx. 1,600 Euros (~A$ 2,400) per month. As full-time employees, DW trainees are automatically eligible for German public health insurance. As our trainees move to Germany from abroad, we assist them at every step of the visa process.

DW_Volo02The traineeship  can lead to employment in one of our departments in Bonn or Berlin.

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 honoured 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
• German native speakers with an excellent working knowledge of English
Native speakers of any other DW program language are invited to apply as well. However, very good English skills and basic knowledge of German is required.

The successful candidates will be based in Bonn an Berlin.

Click here for all the information about the traineeship.

The next traineeship starts in September 2016 and ends in March 2017. Applications will be accepted via our online application system between January 11 and February 29, 2016. Applications will not be accepted at any other time.

Good luck!