Internship in Deutsche Welle for Journalism Students, Germany

Deadline: in Bonn: all year round; in Berlin: October for the period between January and June; April for the period between July and December
Open to:
students at least in their third semester of studies with some experience of journalism in radio, TV, or multimedia
starting from 310 euros a month, depending on intern’s qualifications


Internships are possible in all areas where DW journalists work: television, online, radio, communications and DW Akademie. Deutsche Welle Multimedia Regions department in Bonn offers radio and online internships in 30 languages. Their Multimedia Global department offers television internships in Berlin. The television programs are produced in Arabic, German, English and Spanish.

The internships last one to six months and begin on the first working day of the month. Deutsche Welle tries to involve the interns as much as possible in the department’s daily routine. Taking on journalistic or editorial tasks depends on the journalistic experience the interns already have.


Eligible candidates must:

  • have completed at least three academic semesters;
  • have initial journalistic experience in TV, radio and/or online.

Applicants whose first language is Arabic, English or Spanish can apply for a television internship in that language.


DW Welle internships are generally remunerated. The pay reflects your qualifications and starts at 310 euros per month.


You will also need to submit (by post or email) the following documents in German or English:

  • A letter stating the desired timeframe, editorial department and area (news, business, sports, culture or current affairs)
  • Your curriculum vitae and photo
  • Confirmation of enrolment
  • A description of your practical journalism experience
  • Written and published work samples (3 – 5 samples); we do not accept electronic data carriers for this
  • Proof of language skills if you are interested in working in a foreign language department

For internships in Bonn focusing on radio/online, DW Akademie or communications please apply to:
Deutsche Welle
Journalistische Ausbildung
Dr. Helmut Osang
Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse 3
53113 Bonn

For TV internships in Berlin please apply to:
Deutsche Welle
Multimedia Global
Fabian von der Mark
Voltastrasse 6
13355 Berlin

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