AP Global News Internships 2015 Open Call



The Associated Press is offering paid journalism internships for the summer 2015 in nine U.S. cities (including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, Sacramento and Washington, D.C.) and 10 international locations (including Bangkok, Berlin, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, New Delhi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Tokyo).

Interns will contribute to AP’s text, video, photos and interactive report for 12 weeks next summer.  Interns will receive experience and training in video and at least one other format. They will attend and contribute to all-format editorial meetings.

Interns will be expected to be fast thinkers and show creativity and strong news judgment. They should be strong storytellers who are able to recognize interesting news elements, suggest their own story ideas and angles and incorporate them in video, still images or text. Interns should be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of co-workers and interview subjects.

Interns will be expected to keep up-to-date with news in the city or region and its relevance to national and international affairs. Responsibilities will include tracking down information, conducting interviews, monitoring social media, and covering breaking news stories, either by phone or going to the scene.  Assignments may include covering general, sports, business or entertainment spot news or features.

Interns will assist in the production of video stories, including non-linear editing and writing story summaries and scripts for broadcast.   They will research and set up video news and feature stories and join location shoots, or do their own shooting.  Interns may also assist with content management and translations.

Staff photographers and editors will supervise interns on visual storytelling techniques. Where possible, interns will accompany staff photographers on assignments, assist with arrangements in the field, and shoot photos. Interns will be trained in the use of photo editing software – Photoshop and Photomechanic – as well as transmission.

Depending on experience and training, interns may contribute to the text news report – reporting and writing their own stories under the direct supervision of an editor.  Editors will train interns on such areas as interview techniques, sourcing, databases and AP style.

Interns who have a background in interactive/graphics may assist in creating stories told through multimedia elements such as graphics, data visualizations, 3D animations, photos and videos. Interns should be familiar with HTML and have knowledge about web standards. Interns will be trained how to transform complex concepts into immersive and visual stories that users can quickly understand.

Training in all formats will include journalism ethics.  In addition, interns must become familiar with – and abide by – the AP’s statement of values and principles governing ethics.


  • 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 graduate December 2014.
  • Must be able to show proof of legal authorization to participate in a 12-week internship in the assigned country prior to the start of the internship.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency speaking and writing in the English language and command of the local language of the assigned country.
  • Good general knowledge of national and international affairs.
  • Good writing skills and the ability to recognize grammatical and factual errors.
  • Relevant experience and training in video is required as well as a secondary format such as photos, text or interactive/graphics.
  • A prior journalism internship or experience in media.
  • Knowledge of online and social media news venues.
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail; able to multi-task and manage projects as assigned.
  • Self-starter with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

Submission materials:

  • 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 video, photos, clips and multimedia work are highly preferred).
  • A reference letter from a prior internship or employer.
  • All application materials should be uploaded simultaneously, including the reference letter.

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.

AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.


World Press Institute Fellowship open

Journalists who live outside the United States can apply for a fellowship.

The World Press Institute (WPI) is offering three-month fellowships for experienced journalists hoping to improve their understanding of American journalism.

The program aims to expose fellows to working conditions in the U.S. media. They are required to report on a variety of social issues to see how U.S. institutions respond to different social concerns.

The 2015 fellowship will begin in mid-August 2015 and end in mid-October. The fellows will spend three weeks in Minnesota, and then travel to several U.S. cities, including New York and Washington, for briefings, interviews and visits. They will return to Minnesota for the final week of the program.

Applicants must have demonstrated leadership potential, five years of full-time news experience and fluency in English. Freelancers are eligible. Fluency in English is required.

The deadline is Feb. 15, 2015.

For more information, click here.

NABJ Scholarships

NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500.  All applications must be submitted online by the specified deadline.
Application Deadline for all Scholarships: February 13, 2015 (5:00 pm EST)
Application Requirements (College Students):
  • Must be a current NABJ member ($40/college students; $35/high school students)
  • Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S.
  • Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with the interest of pursuing a journalism career
  • Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official transcript
  • Must have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 – 800 words)
  • Essay on the specified topic (1,000 – 2,000 words)
  • Five (5) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
  • Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
  • Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as “Name.Year.TypeofFile” (example: JaneDoe.2013.Resume)

Application Requirements (High School Students):

  • Must be a current NABJ member
  • Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at a high school in the U.S.
  • Must be a senior interested in majoring in journalism or a communications-related discipline at an accredited college/university in the U.S. following graduation
  • Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official high school transcript
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 – 800 words)
  • Essay on the specified topic (800 – 1,000 words)
  • Three (3) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
  • Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
  • Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as “Name.Year.TypeofFile” (example: JaneDoe.2013.Resume)

 NABJ Scholarship Award Policies:

  • Scholarship awards are disbursed in one payment to the recipient’s school upon proof of enrollment.
  • A scholarship selection committee will select the winners based on NABJ’s scoring system and adherence to the application guidelines and requirements.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to re-apply to any NABJ scholarships.
  • Winners will be formally recognized in the convention program book, a press release, and the NABJ website.


For more information about NABJ’s scholarships, please contact:

Scott Berry, Program Manager
301-405-0248, Sberry@nabj.org

Huffington Post seeks media editor

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Journalists with a strong knowledge of the media world can apply for the position in New York.

The Huffington Post is hiring a media editor to cover the media industry, including television, print and online media.  The editor will be responsible for breaking news, analysis, original reporting and live-blogging big events.

Candidates must have at least three years of journalism experience and be skilled in SEO, social media, HTML and Photoshop.

For more information, click here.

The Wall Street Journal seeks reporter in UK


Journalists with experience reporting on the retail industry for a global publication can apply for the position in London.

The Wall Street Journal is hiring a reporter to cover the European retail industry. The reporter will cover large retailers that operate in the United Kingdom and the European continent, as well as luxury brands. He or she will work closely with other reporters and editors in Paris, the United States and Asia.

Candidates should have experience reporting across multiple platforms and social media.

The vacancy closes Jan. 2, 2015.

For more information, click here.

Journalism fellowships at Oxford open

Midcareer journalists can apply for a fellowship at Oxford University.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seeks applicants for its research fellowship program of either three, six or nine months.

The program gives visiting journalists from around the world an opportunity to critically reflect upon their profession, to research a subject of their choice under the supervision of an academic specializing in that area, and to enjoy the breadth of academic, cultural and social life at the University of Oxford.

Fellows will complete an academic paper roughly 10,000 words in length, with preference given to projects within the institute’s areas of focus – the business of journalism, the evolving practice of journalism and relationships between journalism and accountability.

Applicants with at least five years’ journalism experience and strong English skills should submit a resume, personal statement, project proposal, references and work samples.

The deadline is Jan. 30, 2015.

For more information, click here.


Fellowships available for journalism master’s program [Asia]

Asian journalists with a strong commitment to journalism, leadership qualities and an excellent professional and academic record can apply for the fellowship.

The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) at the Ateneo de Manila University is offering fellowships for an M.A. in journalism.

Designed for working journalists, the program is a hybrid distance learning course. Online class sessions take place via the learning management system Blackboard. Classroom sessions are held at the Ateneo de Manila University’s Loyola campus in Quezon City, Philippines.

The curriculum is made up of 12 courses including ethics, international reporting, investigative journalism and reporting about religions.

Ideal candidates are journalists who can demonstrate excellence in their work and are contributing in a significant way to the press in their own societies.

Full grants cover tuition, books, travel (international and domestic) and living expenses for the on-campus sessions. Other forms of support are available to senior journalists, teachers and part-time working journalists.

The deadline is Jan. 15, 2015.

For more information, click here.


ICFJ seeks Knight International Journalism Fellow in Africa

Journalists with at least 10 years of experience covering health and development issues may apply.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks applicants for its Knight International Journalism Fellowship focusing on health and development in Africa. The fellow will play a leading role in overseeing ICFJ’s African journalism initiative beginning in early 2015.

The fellow will pursue high-quality health and development news that engages audiences using digital tools. Additionally, the fellow will serve as the editorial project leader helping with multimedia story production and multi-country reporting projects. The project will focus on Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania.

Candidates may be from any country but should have Sub-Saharan Africa expertise and be fluent in English. Ideal candidates will also have digital media and audience engagement experience and possess strong leadership skills.

The fellowship will be a year long, with the possibility of extending for up to two more years. For the duration of the fellowship, the fellow will be based in Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa.

The deadline is Jan. 7, 2015.

For more information, click here.

Grants available for audiovisual projects in Brazil


African-Brazilian documentarians can apply for funding.

Brazil’s Ministry of Culture launched an affirmative-action program that will fund audiovisual projects. Its goal is to promote original documentary productions, as well as fiction, directed or produced by black or mixed-race Brazilians.

Short films, which should be 13 minutes long, can receive up to BRL100,000. Mid-length films, which are 26 minutes long, can receive up to BRL125,000. At least 34 proposals will be funded.

The deadline to submit proposals is Jan. 30, 2015.

For more information (in Portuguese), click here.

Roberto Cimetta Fund seeks projects

Individuals and organizations working on projects in visual art, cultural policy research and others in the Arab region can apply for funding.

Roberto Cimetta Fund is launching a funding line to support organizations and projects that promote cultural and artistic initiatives in the Arab world.

At least three projects will be selected. Grants will not exceed EUR3,000; funds must be used within two years. Applications can be sent in Arabic, English and French.

The deadline is Jan. 31, 2015.

For more information, click here.