2014 International Traineeship for Young Journalists

Deadline: June 30, 2013

DW Akademie invites applications for the 2014 International Traineeship. DW Akademie is committed to promoting diversity of opinion around the world. The International Traineeship is specially designed for young journalists from the regions to which Deutsche Welle broadcasts. Deutsche Welle trains its own young journalists for its programming in 30 languages. Every year, a decision is reached on which programs need new young journalists.

The training program for International Trainees is divided up into three modules.

  • Compact Seminars: All international trainees receive basic journalism training. This includes, for example, an introduction to journalistic formats, research, presenting, news writing or press and media law.
  • Practical Training: Here, the focus is on multimedia work in the main editorial departments. This training is supplemented with stints in all areas in which journalistic work is required.
  • Knowledge of Germany: Trainees get to know the diversity of Germany, at the heart of Europe, through lectures, seminars and excursions.

Duration of Traineeship: 18 months
Location of Traineeship: Bonn


  • 1st six months: 1,442.98 € per month
  • 2nd six months: 1,531.03 € per month
  • 3rd six months: 1,613.41 € per month


Applicants for an international traineeship must fulfill special requirements.

1. Languages
The applicant must be a “native speaker” in one of Deutsche Welle’s broadcast languages. They must have such a command of this language that they can carry out journalistic tasks confidently and competently. A very good working knowledge of German is also required, with the following certification: Goethe-Zertifikat B2 or TestDaf level TDN3 or DSH1. Prior notification will be provided as to which native languages are required for the training program.

2. Qualifications
University degree or vocational training or comparable qualification through training and professional experience. German language certification Goethe-Zertifikat B2 or TestDaf level TDN3 or DSH1.

3. Practical Experience
Practical experience working as a journalist, freelance work, etc.

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