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

Internships for this year have been filled. Please check back in November for updated information for 2022.

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

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Entertainment video intern Jamia Pugh, right, interviews actor Danny Trejo at an event in Los Angeles, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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

Applicants must be either:

  • Current full-time students earning a bachelor's or graduate degree by summer 2021 and are able to start the internship before or by June/July 2021
  • Students who graduate December 2020 or later
  • Please note: Freshmen, sophomores and juniors (first, second and third year students) are ineligible.

General Assignment 6-Month Internship

The General Assignment intern will receive training and experience in text and in at least one other visual format (video, photos and interactive/graphics) and will contribute to AP’s conten. The intern will also receive experience and training in text, still images, video and social media production. The intern will contribute to the text report - reporting and writing their own stories. 

The internship is available in Jerusalem. Position has been filled in New Delhi.

The application deadline for this internship is February 23, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Global News General Assignment 12-Week Internship

Interns will receive training and experience in text and in at least one other visual format (video, photos or interactive/graphics). They will contribute to the text report, assist in the production of video stories, accompany staff photographers on assignments and more. Reporting responsibilities 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.  Assignments may cover general news, sports, business or entertainment.

The internship is available in London. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions to international travel, this internship is only available to UK residents.

The application deadline for this internship is March 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Audience Development/Customer Engagement 6-Month Internship

The audience development/customer engagement intern will work to help connect AP’s journalism with both the news organization’s customers and also readers on AP’s consumer-facing platforms. The audience development/customer engagement intern will contribute to planning and coordination work done by AP’s Nerve Center, the cooperative's global center for newsroom coordination, including in team meetings and discussions with news editors across the organization.

The internship is available in New York.

The application deadline for this internship is February 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Data Journalist 6-Month 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 intern will be embedded with AP’s race and ethnicity team, working closely with team members and the race and ethnicity editor to develop data-driven stories and visualizations that expand AP's coverage in this crucial area.

The internship is available in New York.

The application deadline for this internship is February 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Health and Science 6-Month Internship

The Health and Science intern will contribute to the AP’s cross-formats report focusing on a variety of health and science issues. The intern will assist in the writing and editing of text stories as well as in the production of video under tight deadlines and aggressively cultivate sources. The intern will research and set up video news and feature stories and join location shoots. The intern will also be expected to pitch multimedia enterprise story ideas and execute at least one during the internship.

The internship is available in New York. 

The application deadline for this internship is February 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Photography/Video 6-Month Internship

This paid six-month general assignment visual internship focuses on still images and video.  Interns will contribute to AP’s content and will receive experience and training in still images, video and social media production. Reporting responsibilities for the photography/video intern will include production of video stories, including non-linear editing, writing story summaries and scripts, setting up news and feature stories, join location shoots, and do their own shooting. 

The internship is available in Rome. 

The application deadline for this internship is February 23, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Religion 6-Month Internship

The Religion Intern will contribute to the AP’s cross-formats report focusing on a variety of religion issues. The intern will assist in the writing and editing of text stories as well as in the production of video under tight deadlines and aggressively cultivate sources. The intern will research and set up video news and feature stories and join location shoots. The intern will also be expected to pitch multimedia enterprise story ideas and execute at least one during the internship.This internship will be valuable for a journalism student working toward an emphasis as a reporter or as a video producer. The career interests of the successful candidate will help shape the work assignments.

The internship is available in New York.

The application deadline for this internship is February 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.