About the Program 2016
Deutsche Welle's newly-designed traineeship takes you around the world in just 18 months. Internships with our English and German editorial departments give you a chance to look into economic and cultural issues as well as news and sports. You'll also be active in at least one of DW's other broadcast language departments such as the Chinese, Farsi or Spanish department, and support them according to your language skills. Regardless of the language you're working in youll be part of the editorial teams right from day one, writing and producing reports and conducting interviews for television, radio and online. At the core of the training is a total of six months of theory and practice-oriented seminar blocks looking at everything from journalism basics and live reports to data-driven journalism and mobile reporting. Multimedia is not just a buzzword here - it's how we work. And it'll be the way you work, too - in seminars, editorial departments and your final project. By the end of the traineeship you'll be an expert in multimedia storytelling.
The next traineeships start in September 2016. Applications will be accepted via our online application system from January 11 to February 29, 2016. Applications will not be accepted at any other time.
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.
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
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 another DW program language with a good, working knowledge of both English and German.
Candidates must also have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship.
At Deutsche Welle's newly-designed journalism traineeship, we're looking for inquisitive, open-minded and critical young candidates who view journalism as a passion rather than a profession. As an up-coming trainee of Germany's international broadcaster, you're someone who feels at home in a global community and questions assumptions and stereotypes. Above all, you're someone with a talent for languages.
Prerequisites for DW's international journalism traineeship
1. Language skills
We're looking for English native speakers with a good working knowledge of German and at least one other DW broadcast language. We are also seeking German native speakers with excellent English skills who would be comfortable reporting in English and also have a good working knowledge of at least one other DW broadcast language. In addition, we are seeking native speakers of DW broadcast languages. Non-English or non-German native speakers need excellent English skills and a good working knowledge of German. Additional details regarding language skills are available here.
To apply, you will need to have completed a university or college degree prior to the start of the traineeship. We will also accept applications from candidates who can provide proof of having completed an apprenticeship or have graduated from a journalism school and have several years of experience as journalists. All applicants are required to include certified certificates of their qualifications in the form of pdf documents.
3. Journalistic experience
Our trainees work with DW editorial departments right from the start so it's essential that you bring some previous journalism experience with you. Because this is a trimedia traineeship, it is certainly an advantage if you have experience working in online, radio and television. Please provide certificates or written work references proving your journalism-related work. If you have gained work experience in other fields which you believe are relevant to your ability to work as a journalist, please also include these. Please also include samples of work which has been published or broadcast. You can upload all documents onto our online application program.
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