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Traineeship curriculum

During DW's bilingual (German-English) international traineeship, you'll learn the ABCs of journalism. Everything learned in the seminars can be directly applied to the placements in the editorial departments.

• 18 month-long journalistic education

• six months of theory and practice-oriented seminar blocks held by accomplished journalists

• nine months of placements with various DW editorial departments in Bonn, Berlin and one of our foreign bureaus in Brussels or Washington DC

• a one-month placement with DW's partner broadcaster, Deutschlandradio

• 36 days of vacation during the whole traineeship

• an initial salary of 1,896 euros. After six months, it increases to 2,074 euros. Then it increases to 2,173 euros for the final six months (everything pre-tax)


The two-month seminar blocks alternate with the placements so that you're able to directly apply what you've just learned. One of the highlights: At the end of our traineeship the trainees officially present a multimedia project which they've developed and produced as a team.


For more information, take a look at our FAQs.



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Ramón García-Ziemsen

Head of Journalistic Training

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