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Build the foundation for your journalism career with us through our news internships.

The AP's news internships are paid and highly selective 12-week programs, meant to provide individually tailored training for students aspiring to be cross-format journalists.

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Jerusalem intern Caron Creighton, center, interviews pop star Enrique Iglesias, right, shortly before Iglesias performed at a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, May 27, 2018. (Photo by Ariel Schalit)

Internships are open to U.S. and international students as well as recent graduates.

Applicants must be either:

  • Current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree (juniors and seniors only) or
  • Current full-time graduate students or
  • Students who will graduate December 2019 or later

Global News General Assignment Internship

Our Global News General Assignment Internship program selects eight interns to be assigned to an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer. They cover breaking news and complete a final, multi-format enterprise project that may be featured in media outlets around the world.

In the U.S., internships are available in the following bureaus: Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. 

Internationally, internships are available in the following bureaus: Jerusalem, London, New Delhi and Rome.

Business and Sports Internships

The Business and Sports Internship program selects an intern in each category to be assigned to an AP bureau or department under the supervision of a designated trainer. Interns cover news in business or  sports and complete a final, multi-format enterprise project that may be featured in media outlets around the world.

The business news internship is available in London and the sports internship is available in Tokyo.

Data Journalist Internship

One of the key responsibilities of the data journalist intern will be to assist with the preparation of the data sets behind AP's national stories for distribution. The intern will also help AP members and customers discover their own local stories in the data. The internship is available in Washington, D.C.

Entertainment Internship/Video

Our Entertainment Internship program will select an intern to work in Los Angeles assigned as a video-based reporter under the supervision of a designated trainer. The entertainment intern will conduct interviews, cover breaking news and complete a final, multi-format enterprise project that may be featured in media outlets around the world.

Health and Science, Race and Ethnicity and Religion 6-Month Internships

The Health and Science, Race and Ethnicity and Religion Internship program selects an intern in each area to be assigned to an AP bureau or department for six months under the supervision of a designated trainer. Interns cover news in health and science, race and ethnicity or religion and complete a final, multi-format enterprise project that may be featured in media outlets around the world.

The health and science and religion internships are available in New York; and the race and ethnicity internship is available in Chicago.

Photography/Video Internship

Reporting responsibilities for the photography/video intern will include conducting interviews, monitoring and using social media to find stories and to promote AP’s content, tracking down user-generated content and covering breaking news stories. The internship is available in Chicago, London, Mexico City and Tokyo.

How to apply

All internship positions are posted on careers.ap.org. The deadline to apply is December 21, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.  Questions can be emailed to internship@ap.org.