Internship Opp.: Associated Press

The Associated Press’ internship application deadline is still more than a month away, but why wait? Get your stuff together and get it in.

Photo Internship Program

WHAT IS IT?
A highly selective, 12-week, individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring photojournalists or photo editors for the summer of 2011.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
The internship is open to full-time juniors, seniors (including fall 2010 graduates) and graduate students at American colleges and universities.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE PROGRAM?
We select a minimum of two students for photo internships.

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM?
You work with a designated trainer to help you in your development. You get paid. And best of all, you get to cover stories that could be featured in media outlets around the state or around the globe.

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM START?
Start dates may be anytime between mid-May and mid-June, depending on your schedule.

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.”
• A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date)
• A portfolio of your work. Submissions should be a collection of jpeg images with captions on a CD. You should forego programs that include music or special transitions. A link to a website may be offered as a substitute for a CD.
• Two letters of reference, at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead
• An interview with an AP chief of bureau
• A completed employment application

HOW DO I APPLY?
Contact your nearest AP bureau and say you want to apply for the Photo Internship Program. The application deadline for the summer 2011 program is Nov. 1, 2010.

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