Internship with Deutsche Welle

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Deutsche Welle, the massive German international broadcaster has partnered with the CBAA to award paid internships to radio and online journalists.

 Community broadcasters can apply for a chance be selected for a three-month internship in Bonn, Germany. Successful applicants will work in the Deutsche Welle multimedia newsroom, gaining experience in a multinational work environment, exposure to international stories, on-the-job training in the latest journalism software and references from a highly respected international broadcaster. As well as being great professional experience, internships can lead to longer contract or freelance work at Deutsche Welle.

 The internship includes 1 return airfare from Australia to Germany, a monthly payment of 1,430 Euros and assistance with paperwork and finding accommodation if needed.

 Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must have:

  • A University degree in a relevant area of study
  • English as your first language
  • Conversation-level German speaking skills


You must also be connected with a community radio station that is a member of the CBAA.


Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to community broadcasting
  • Experience working in a newsroom with a high content turnover and time pressure 
  • Experience in print and/or online newswriting 
  • Experience using social media for journalistic purposes 
  • Solid understanding of international media and how to cover stories for a global audience 
  • A good technical foundation for learning to use browser-based journalism tools and content management systems 
  • Ability and willingness to work night shifts 
  • Ability to work in a team 
  • Creativity and initiative



Applications are open now and will close on 15 April 2016. Fill in the online form to apply if you meet the criteria. 



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