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5 minutes with Deutsche Welle internship alumna Ellice Mol

Helen Henry, 8th April 2016

In 2016, Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, is once again partnering with the CBAA to award paid internships to radio and online journalists.

Deutsche Welle intern Ellice Mol

Applications are open until 15 April. 

This program sees Australian community broadcasters head to DW's newsroom in Bonn, Germany, to experience work in a multinational environment. Alumni of the internship program have gone on to take up more permanent roles at DW, as well as other opportunities across the journalism and communications industries. We caught up with 2009 intern Ellice Mol to find out more about her DW experience.

We found that Ellice now works as a Digital Communications Manager for a health research organisation. She also continues to work freelance as a journalist and editor when time permits.

When asked about the impact that her internship at Deutsche Welle had on her professional development, she was quick to sing its praises: 

My experience at DW certainly accelerated my career in journalism. I was nurtured into a confident presenter and journalist. It was a very professional environment and I also gained excellent field reporting experience.

As well as building her skills, Mol comments that DW was a great place to connect with people from all over the world and learn from the wealth of knowledge of more experienced journalists.

The internship requires that applicants have conversation-level German language skills, though Ellice mentioned that working in an English speaking team, and living with native Germans who wanted to practice their English, she didn't get much of a chance to use or improve them.

Applications for the 2016 internships are open now, closing 15 April. Find out more and apply now.

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