Global News Internship Programme, USA

Publish Date: Dec 16, 2015

Deadline: Jan 07, 2016

What is it?

The summer 2016 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 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, Sacramento, New York, Washington, D.C. International internships are being offered in Bangkok, London, Mexico City, Greece, Moscow, Jordan, New Delhi 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).
  • 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 2016 internship is Dec. 7 - Jan. 7. Email questions to

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