Students with a background in science and technology are particularly welcome at DJS. They are eligible for the “deep dive” program funded by Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS). The program was created to help draw more scientists into journalism. It includes tailored internship placements, a mentoring program and grants of up to 10,000 euros.
In its first year, KTS selected three young science journalists for the program. Lena Puttfarcken entered DJS with a degree in science communication from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and has already completed an internship with the science department of Der Spiegel. Lisbeth Schröder earned a bachelor in biology from Free University of Berlin before coming to Munich to enroll in our master’s program. Bea Riebesehl holds an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Heidelberg.
Admission to the program requires a demonstrated aptitude for science, research and technology coverage, for example through an undergraduate degree in a STEM field. To apply, simply check the box for “deep dive program” when registering for the DJS entrance competition in December. Applicants who advance to the final round will be invited to an interview with representatives of Klaus Tschira Foundation in April/May. They must also win admission to DJS, as the two decision-making procedures run independently of each other.