If you are interested in an internship placement at Deutsche Welle, here are some important details to keep in mind.
Thank you for taking the time to read through the requirements before applying via our online application system.
General requirements for interns:
Your application (in German or English) must include:
Thank you for your understanding that only complete applications, submitted via our online application system can be accepted and taken into consideration.
General organisational information:
Internships placements at Deutschen Welle are generally possible in almost all areas and languages.
Our editorial departments create online multi media content in 30 languages in our offices in Bonn and our television productions are located in Berlin.
Internships at Deutsche Welle last between one to six months and start on the first working day of the month. We try to involve you as much as possible in the department’s daily routine. Taking on journalistic or editorial tasks depends on the journalistic experience you already have. Internships are temporary full-time employments which do not result in permanent future employment. Kindly note, that if you live outside of Germany, seperate conditions apply and therefore the administrative processes, after having received a positive answer, may take up to at least 2 to 3 months.
Deutsche Welle internships are paid internships. The remuneration is defined in relation to your qualifications and starts at 310 Euros gross per month (excluding mandatory internships); subject to taxes and social security deductions. Before applying, kindly clarify, if you own sufficient financial resources in order to bear the costs of living (e.g. travel expenses, accommodation, broadcasting fees and, if applicable, social security fees, taxes and health insurance). Kindly note that interns are responsible for organizing a valid visa and are therefore required to supply neccessary documents and arrange appointments in advance. Interns are expected to organise their travel and living arrangements abroad autonomously. Therefore applicants should allow for sufficient time to research on living and working in Germany.