GLOBAL NEWS GENERAL ASSIGNMENT INTERNSHIP

Email Print Text
Jerome Bailey, Jr., Raleigh intern: My internship with the AP exceeded my expectations. Excellence was always expected from me, but my mentor willingly showed me how to achieve it. I have improved tremendously in producing video and writing stories. With the daily on-the-job training I received, I am confident that I can go anywhere in my career.
Jerome Bailey, Jr., Raleigh, North Carolina intern: My internship with the AP exceeded my expectations. Excellence was always expected from me, but my mentor willingly showed me how to achieve it. I have improved tremendously in producing video and writing stories. With the daily on-the-job training I received, I am confident that I can go anywhere in my career.
Haruka Nuga, Tokyo intern: I got to do a lot of hands-on work and learned much more than I expected. I covered very interesting stories on multiple platforms and was able to develop many different skills along the way.
Haruka Nuga, Tokyo intern: I got to do a lot of hands-on work and learned much more than I expected. I covered very interesting stories on multiple platforms and was able to develop many different skills along the way.
Connor Radnovich, Washington, D.C. intern: Interning at AP has helped me understand what it takes to perform professional journalism on a daily basis in an extremely competitive market like Washington. Of the internships I’ve completed, AP in D.C. is probably my favorite.
Connor Radnovich, Washington, D.C. intern: Interning at AP has helped me understand what it takes to perform professional journalism on a daily basis in an extremely competitive market like Washington. Of the internships I've completed, AP in D.C. is probably my favorite.

What is it?

The summer 2016 Global News General Assignment Internship is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. Interns will receive training and experience in video and at least one other format (text, photos and interactive/graphics). 

Am I eligible?

The internship is open to U.S. and international students as well as recent graduates. Applicants must be:

  • current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors) or 
  • current full-time graduate students or 
  • students who will graduate December 2015 or later. 

How many people are in the program?

As many as 16 interns will be selected.

Where are the internships located?

U.S. internships are being offered in Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Miami, New York, Washington, D.C. International internships are being offered in Amman, Bangkok, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, Seoul and Tokyo.

What are the highlights of the program?

Interns will work in an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer. They will cover breaking news and complete a final enterprise project working across multiple formats that may be featured in many media outlets around the world.

When does the program start?

The program starts in June 2016.

What do you need from me?

  • A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: "The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company as an intern."
  • A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date).
  • Five to seven examples of your video work (links to a website of your video work are highly preferred).
  • Three to five examples of clips, photos and interactive/graphics (links to a website of your photos, clips and multimedia work are highly preferred).
  • A reference letter from a prior internship or employer.
  • All application materials should be uploaded simultaneously, including the reference letter.

How to apply

The application period for the 2016 internship is closed.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Terms and conditions apply. See AP.org for details.
All contents © copyright 2016 Associated Press. All rights reserved.