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

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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Global News Intern Sharon Johnson inspects damage in the aftermath of a storm in Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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 degree (juniors and seniors only) or
  • Current full-time graduate students or
  • Students who will graduate December 2017 or later

Global News General Assignment Internship

Our Global News General Assignment Internship program selects 17 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: Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. 

Internationally, internships are available in the following bureaus: Bangkok, Berlin, Jerusalem, London (with emphasis on video), Mexico City, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Tokyo.

Business, Entertainment and Sports Internship

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

A business news internship is available in London; an entertainment news internship is available in Los Angeles; sports news internships are available in Atlanta and New York.

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.

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 New Orleans or Washington, D.C. 

How to apply

The application period for this year is currently closed. Information for the 2019 program will be posted in the fall.