2023 Deutsche Welle (DW) Journalism Traineeship

Deadline: November 29, 2021.

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.


  • 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
  • Creative mind
  • Social media expertise
  • Ability to work under deadlines and as part of a team


  • 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
  • Trainee’s salary
  • 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


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