GLOBAL NEWS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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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 2015 Global News Internship is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. Interns must have experience and/or training in video and one other format. They will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting.

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 2014 or later. 

How many people are in the program?

As many as 20 interns will be selected.

Where are the internships located?

U.S. internships are available in Chicago; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Raleigh, North Carolina; Sacramento, California and Washington, D.C. International locations are Bangkok; Berlin; Johannesburg; London; Mexico City; New Delhi; Paris; Rio de Janeiro; Seoul and Tokyo.

What are the highlights of the program?

You get to work in an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer. You’ll 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?

You must be able to start the internship in June 2015.

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).
  • Three to five examples of your work (links to a website of your clips, video, photos and multimedia work are preferred).
  • A letter of reference from a previous internship or former employer.

How to apply

The application period for the 2015 internship is Dec. 10, 2014 - Jan. 12, 2015. Click here to apply. Questions may be emailed to internship@ap.org.

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