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Associated Press seeks a global news intern, video journalist

February 15, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Associated Press seeks talented, ambitious and diverse college students and recent graduates from around the world for its 2023 news internship program, with paid positions available in the U.S. and internationally. Applicants may express interest in one or more positions. All internships are for 20 weeks.

As a video news gathering intern, you will cover breaking news, scheduled events and enterprise assignments as a field video journalist in a U.S. city.

An internship at AP is a full-time, paid, working experience, with successful applicants offered the opportunity of joining news gathering and production colleagues to create and craft our daily all-formats news report. We are seeking strong storytellers who demonstrate solid news judgment and are eager to put what they have learned in an academic environment into professional practice. AP’s internship program also seeks to provide opportunities for journalists from nations other than the U.S. to work for a global news agency in their home countries. Interns will be paired with a mentor/coach who will offer training and guidance throughout the program. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.


You should be creative, innovative and agile. Skills in more than one format (text, photo, video, audio and data) are a plus. Strong interpersonal, organizational and planning skills are a must, as is a deep interest in the news and current affairs.

We are seeking intern candidates who have demonstrated the potential to work effectively in a deadline-driven, dynamic and competitive newsroom and field environment. AP interns should have experience working in college media, as a freelancer or as an intern for another news organization. You must be a self-starter with the ability to collaborate effectively and inclusively on teams.

We will consider strong candidates who do not meet every listed qualification. You may use your essay to describe the unique qualifications you would bring to this role.


  • Applicants must be recent graduates (fall semester 2022 and thereafter), current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors) or current full-time graduate students.
  • You must have authorization to work in the country you are assigned to for six months in 2023.
  • You should have advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English and/or the language of an assigned country. Professional competency in an additional language is a plus.

Submission materials:

  • A resume, which includes details on projected graduation date and/or education status.
  • In lieu of a cover letter, please submit the following materials in a single document:
    • A 300-word personal essay discussing the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the AP as an intern: Why do you want to work for the AP, and how would this internship align with your career goals?
    • Four to five examples of your best work. Links to an online site of your work are preferred.
    • A reference letter from a prior internship supervisor, media-related employer or faculty adviser on college/university letterhead.

The hourly salary for this position is $24.14 per hour.

Application Deadline:  February 20, 2023 @ 11:59 PM ET

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