Applications are open for the Deutsche Welle (DW) Journalism Traineeship 2025-2026. One of the most prominent journalistic training programs in Germany and abroad is the DW traineeship, which equips participants with the knowledge and abilities necessary to succeed as multimedia reporters and editors.

Deutsche Welle (DW) Journalism Traineeship 2025-2026
Deutsche Welle (DW) Journalism Traineeship 2025-2026

Deutsche Welle (DW) Journalism Traineeship 2025-2026 (paid position)

Aside from the DW editorial offices and their correspondent bureau in Brussels and Washington, the program includes a wide range of skills that a future-ready journalist will require, including TV moderation, data journalism, multimedia storytelling, social media, and virtual reality.

These skills are taught in seminars and workshops. In addition to participating in long-term, innovative international projects, DW trainees have previously won the Grimme Prize and the CNN Journalism Award. The trainees typically stay on staff at DW after completing their traineeship.


  • Transfer of knowledge and abilities in journalism.
  • DW maintains studios in Washington, Riga, Jakarta, Delhi, Brussels, and Washington.
  • Technical expertise in the Internet, radio, and television industries.
  • Numerous editorial roles exist throughout Germany, Europe, and beyond.
  • Perspectives and labor at multiple DW editing offices in Bonn and Berlin
  • A pay scale based on performance.
  • Advice on starting your own journalism ventures, from ideation to technical execution, for print, radio, or television
  • Stimulating and demanding work at a cutting-edge global media organization.
  • Models of flexible working hours.
  • Seminars with eminent instructors cover all pertinent subjects for journalists.
  • Stimulating and demanding work at a cutting-edge global media organization.
  • Excellent catering for a company.
  • Perfect location.
  • An extensive program of sports for the organization.
  • Reduced prices for public transportation tickets.
  • The safe possibility of obtaining a permanent job as a journalist for DW globally

Eligibility for Deutsche Welle (DW) Journalism Traineeship 2025-2026 (paid position)

  • A degree from an accredited college, university, or apprenticeship program (particularly if you have experience in science, technology/IT, politics, economics, or law).
  • Open to native German speakers with exceptional English language skills or native speakers of one of DW’s languages with great English language abilities.
  • Applicants from a variety of professions are also being considered, including IT specialists, doctors, lawyers, nurses, chefs, pilots, football referees, and players.
  • Creative mind.
  • Proficiency in social networking
  • Possesses rudimentary journalism expertise.
  • Capacity to collaborate with others and complete tasks on time.


The deadline to apply for the bilingual traineeship (in German and English) is November 27, 2023, at 12 p.m. UTC +1. Only online applications, submitted within the specified time range, will be accepted. The training is scheduled to begin in January 2025 and last through June 2026.

Application Deadline: November 27, 2023


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