Internships and entry opportunities for graduates (m/f/d)

Bertelsmann offers a wide range of entry opportunities for graduates with strong analytical and strategic thinking skills. If you are interested in taking on responsibility in a working environment defined by creativity and entrepreneurship, join us and help shape the digital media world of the future. You can enter Bertelsmann as an intern, trainee, management associate or an entrepreneur-in-residence. Alternatively, you can also apply for a direct entry position.


Internship: Show your potential and get to know us
If you are in the final stage of your degree program or have just graduated, an internship at Bertelsmann or one of our divisions is a great way for you to find out how we work and show us how you tackle challenges. You’ll gain great insights into working in a diverse and international environment, as well as insider input to kick-start your career.


Direct entry: Take on responsibility straight away
We offer a broad variety of direct entry opportunities for graduates from all academic backgrounds. Check out our job board to find a position that enables you to promote your talents and develop a promising career.


Direct entry as a Management Associate: Team up with an executive

As a Management Associate, you’ll work in tandem with an Executive Board member or Managing Director to gain in-depth knowledge of the business, enhance your strategic and operational skills, and establish a first-class business network. Working shoulder to shoulder with the management, you’ll be able to take much larger steps in your career development than in a standard trainee program. Management Associates have the opportunity to become part of the “Perspectives” program which supports you to advance your career in a targeted manner.


Bertelsmann Entrepreneurs Program: Write your own chapter in our success story
As an MBA graduate from a top business school, this international rotation program will prepare you for assuming high-level responsibility within just 18 months. You will be rotating through different Bertelsmann divisions worldwide, seeking out and implementing a number of entrepreneurial projects as you go.


Our trainee programs: Become business savvy by working on your own projects
We offer various trainee programs for graduates from different academic backgrounds. These programs let you take a deep dive into the world of Bertelsmann and gain valuable skills through your own projects.


MEDIAn Data Science Program: Join and expand our data-driven philosophy 
Over the course of 12 months, you’ll work side-by-side with top data scientists on at least three major data projects. In an international setting, this trainee program allows you crack the most
complex data challenges and sharpen your proficiency in different tools and programming languages.


Creative Management Program: Your stepping stone into the business world 
The 18-months trainee program aims at humanities and social sciences graduates who want to pursue a management career at Bertelsmann Germany. In the course of four placements, one of them in a European country, you will contribute your creative ideas in developing new business models and gain substantial know-how in business administration and entrepreneurship.

Media Management at Gruner + Jahr: Grow your skillset through editorial and strategic projects
This 18-months program will provide you with in-depth insights into the world of publishing management. As a Media Management trainee, you’ll drive the digital business of one of Europe’s biggest magazine publishers and contribute your own ideas to the development of new business models.




Your application
We look forward to receiving your proactive application. Please provide us with your preferred entry date as well as the type of role you are interested in. We’d also like to know how flexible you are in terms of location. If you’ve already had some experience within the world of Bertelsmann, please indicate this in your application, too.


Introducing ourselves  
Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 126,000 employees and generated revenues of €18.0 billion in the 2019 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world. Bertelsmann aspires to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.


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Company: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA - Corporate Center 

Country: Deutschland

Region: Nordrhein-Westfalen

City: Gütersloh

ZIP Code: 33311

Job ID: 36628

Applicationdeadline: 31.12.2020


Gütersloh, NW, DE, 33311

Jobsegment: Intern, Developer, Media Publishing, Program Manager, Web Design, Entry Level, Technology, Publishing, Management, Creative