Eligible to apply are American/Canadian students who are either enrolled in a school of journalism or are majoring in a journalism-related field at an university or college in the United States/Canada. If no journalism major is available at your university, you may still apply if significant interest / activity in journalism can be demonstrated.
Applicants must have German language proficiency at least equal to the “advanced intermediate” level. The complete program is held in German.
Applicants should also have a demonstrated interest in Germany and German affairs, i.e. an awareness of current political news coverage of Germany in the American/Canadian media, and general familiarity with German history, culture and society.
First experiences in practical journalism will be expected.
The program is designed primarily for undergraduate students, but graduating seniors, recent graduates and graduate students are also eligible.