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 online for 2020.
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General requirements for interns:
Your application (in German or English) must include:
Please be aware that only complete applications, submitted via our online application system, can be accepted and taken into consideration.
General organizational information:
Internship placements at Deutschen Welle are generally possible in almost all areas and languages.
Our editorial departments create online multimedia content in 30 languages in our offices in Bonn and our television productions 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, separate conditions apply: after receiving a positive reply, the administrative process may take up to at least twp or three 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); it is 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, travel insurance, accommodation, broadcasting fees etc. 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. Please only arrange agreements on relocating (travel booking, accommodation, etc.) once you have received a valid visa. Interns are expected to organize their travel and living arrangements abroad autonomously. Therefore applicants should allow for sufficient time to research on living and working in Germany (kindly inform yourself about requirements such as the German social security system, the tax system, mandatory broadcasting fees, etc).