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Talent, creativity, language skills and team spirit - that's what you'll need if you want to take part in DW's international journalism traineeship. And also a few other things.

At Deutsche Welle's 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 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. We are also looking for English native speakers with a good working knowledge of German and at least one other DW broadcast language or 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. 

2. Qualifications
To apply, you will need to have completed a university, college degree or apprenticeship or have graduated from a journalism school prior to the start of the traineeship. All applicants are required to include certified certificates of their qualifications (in digital form). 

3. Journalistic experience
Our trainees work with DW editorial departments right from the start so it is certainly an advantage if you have experience working in journalism. In addition, we are specifically looking for applicants from other fields: whether you are an IT specialist, lawyer, physician or mathematician, nurse, chef, pilot, football player or referee, as long as you have a keen interest in journalism, like to work in a team and would like to explore a new field of work. Please also include samples of work which has been published or broadcast. You can upload all documents onto our online application program. Please do not send any print copies unless you are asked to do so. 

Ramon Garcia-Ziemsen DW Akademie

Ramón García-Ziemsen

Head, Journalism Training

T: +49.228.429-2242