Community Radio Traineeship in Germany

Applications close today for a six month paid internship in Germany for anyone trying to break into radio.

It might sound too good to be true, but Deutsche Welle and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia are offering the traineeship for community radio reporters, broadcasters or producers.

Starting in July/August, there are some conditions, however, the most important being able to speak, understand or read some German OR be ready to do an intensive German language course.

Other essentials include having a university degree, being committed to community radio, able to demonstrate an interest in European/German current affairs and history, and having some journalistic training and (community) radio experience.

The Deutsche Welle (DW) radio English department offers six months’ professional, on the job training at the new Bonn headquarters of Germany’s international broadcaster.

DW will pay for the successful intern’s return ticket to Germany and a monthly trainee salary.

Applicants should check the CBAA website ( for further information and contact details.