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AP photo internship program

The Associated Press is offering a highly selective 12-week tailored training program for students who are aspiring photojournalists or photo editors for this summer.

To apply, submit the following to Stephanie Mullen in AP's San Francisco bureau or visit the AP website:
• 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, including at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead

Students who make it to the final round will be contacted for an interview with a local AP manager and to complete an employment application.

The application deadline for the summer 2011 program is Nov. 17, 2010.