Deutsche Welle is an international broadcaster, offering information in 30 languages. As a result, our trainees are equally international, feeling at home in different cultures and working in different languages.
You need to be multilingual if you're aiming to take part in DW's traineeship - you'll be working in English as well as another DW broadcast language. You also need to be proficient in German because our seminars are held in German and English.
The DW program languages
Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, English, French, German, Greek, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Kiswahili, Macedonian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Proof of language skills
• When applying online we ask you to estimate your language skills according to the criteria we list.
• In the next stage (assessment center) exercises are conducted in English and German. Your proficiency in other languages such as Arabic, Chinese or Spanish is judged by DW editors who are native speakers.
• The selection interview in the final stage is conducted in German or English.