Monday, October 02, 2006


The Associated Press Internship Program

The Associated Press offers up to 22 paid internships for students who are aspiring print, photo, broadcast, graphics and multimedia journalists. The internships are individually tailored training programs for full-time juniors, seniors and graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities.

To apply, assemble the following:
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";
A resume and cover letter;
Five to seven clips;
Two letters of reference, at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead.

The internships start anytime between mid-May and mid-June. Contact your nearest bureau for an appointment to interview and take the timed newswriting test. To locate your nearest bureau, go to Applications for the 2007 program, including interviews and tests, must be completed by Nov. 15.

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