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The Associated Press is offering paid 12-week general assignment journalism internships for the summer 2020 in four U.S. cities (Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.) and four international locations (Jerusalem, London, New Delhi and Rome).
Interns will receive training and experience in text and in at least one other visual format (video, photos or interactive/graphics).
Successful candidates will be strong storytellers who can demonstrate solid news judgment and the ability to suggest story ideas and angles and incorporate them in text, video and/or still images. 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.
Interns will contribute to the text report – reporting and writing their own stories. Reporting responsibilities 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, either by phone or going to the scene. Assignments may cover general news, sports, business or entertainment. Editors will train interns on such areas as interview techniques, sourcing, databases and AP style.
Interns will assist in the production of video stories, including non-linear editing and writing story summaries and scripts. They will assist in setting up news and feature stories and join location shoots, or do their own shooting. Interns also may assist with content management and translations.
Depending on background and skills, interns may accompany staff photographers on assignments, assist with arrangements in the field, or shoot photos themselves. Staff photographers and editors will supervise interns on visual storytelling techniques and provide training in the use of photo editing software – Photoshop and Photomechanic – as well as transmission.
Interns who have a background in interactive/graphics may assist in creating multimedia stories told through elements such as graphics, data visualizations, 3D animations, photos and videos. Interns should be familiar with HTML and web standards.
Training in all formats will include journalism ethics. Interns must become familiar with - and abide by - the AP’s statement of values and principles governing ethics.
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