The AP’s 12-week paid, individually tailored Global News Internship Program for summer 2013 is a leading internship opportunity for young graduates and students interested in a career in journalism.
The internship program offers full-time students and recent college graduates the opportunity to train across media platforms and learn from skilled journalists and editors dedicated to the highest standards. Integrity is the foundation of AP, reflected in our accurate, fair and honest reporting.
Aspiring cross-format journalists will work in an AP newsroom with a designated trainer, contributing to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reports. Interns will cover breaking news and complete a final enterprise project working across multiple formats. Their stories may be featured in media outlets around the world.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
The internship is open to U.S. and international students as well as recent graduates. Applicants must be:
a) current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors) or
b) current full-time graduate students or
c) students who will graduate December 2012 or later
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE PROGRAM?
AP will select as many as 20 interns.
WHERE ARE THE INTERNSHIPS LOCATED?
U.S. internships are available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. International locations are Jerusalem, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo.
WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM START?
You must be able to start the internship in June.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the 2013 internship open Jan. 2, 2013, on careers.ap.org. Required documents must be submitted online by Jan. 16, 2013, and include:
- 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, photos, multimedia work and video are preferred).
- Two letters of reference, one from a professor or faculty adviser on college/university letterhead and the second from a previous internship or former employer.
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