Basically this is a very innovative job ad (defnitely not your run of the mill photo competition), you have to be interested in becoming a news photographer before you even consider joining. The internship will probably turn into a real job once they confirm your potential. Which is why they put you thru the paces. Anytime better than a face to face job interview, plus flipping some photo albums. Funny why they consider people above 35 being incapable of becoming a news photographer? Gov wants people to work as long as possible, but companies only want YOUNG employees... Totally weird.