Public relations traineeship
Are you enthusiastic about communications and international cooperation? Then you will be pleased to hear that the public relations traineeship offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH combines the best of both worlds – to optimum effect. Read on to find out what a traineeship involves and how to apply.
Thorough training and the tools for innovative communications: our two-year traineeship covers all aspects of corporate communications. GIZ’s Corporate Communications Unit informs the company and the general public about GIZ services and results, as well as its corporate principles and values. The unit’s communications strategy is based on GIZ’s corporate strategy but also leverages internal and external instruments, such as press relations and staff communications, to target specific stakeholders. We also provide training and advice to communicators based in our partner countries.
During your traineeship, you will support the different sections within the unit. Here you will be required to write press releases and texts for online media, organise internal and external events and develop communications strategies. You will also learn about the importance of a uniform corporate media presence, moderate social media communities and advise communicators worldwide. A mentor will be assigned to support you throughout your training.
You will attend off-site training that will qualify you for PR consultancy. This includes taking part in preparatory seminars run by an institution approved for PR sector training. PR traineeship leads to a certified qualification in communications, whereby GIZ covers the cost of the course and the examination. A temporary placement at a media company will give you a deeper insight into how the industry works. GIZ’s Press Office will assist you in selecting a suitable editorial team.
Most of your training will be carried out in Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main but you will also take a look behind the scenes at GIZ’s offices in Bonn, Berlin, Brussels and on site in a partner country.
Trainees currently receive a monthly salary of EUR 2,200. GIZ pays for all travel expenses and provides an accommodation subsidy as well as a JobTicket for commuters.