Associated Press


What is it?

The summer 2014 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 2013 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 and Washington, D.C. International locations are Jerusalem, London, Mexico City, Nairobi, New Delhi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, 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 2014.

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

Submit an application on our careers site. (Please note: The listing on applies to internship positions in all locations, not solely New York.) If you have any questions, email
Shaquille Brewster

Shaquille Brewster, Washington, D.C. intern: My experience with the Associated Press is one that undoubtedly has made me a better journalist. I was able to learn from some of the best and most accomplished journalists in the field and report the news across many platforms.

Nicholas Tanner

Nicholas Tanner, Rio de Janeiro news intern: My time working for the Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was exactly what I was looking for as a visual journalist looking for experience working in the field. Not only did I gain valuable experience in an internationally and historically relevant region, but I was able to make invaluable contacts that I have no doubt will help me continue to work in the future.

Sara Parvini

Sara Parvini, Los Angeles intern: I can say with confidence that the Global News Intern program has helped me grow as both a writer and a reporter. Each day I had the opportunity to work with a supportive staff and attentive trainer who didn’t just expect greatness from me, but knew how to both foster and encourage it.

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