American Public Media
  • APMG, Corporate, Finance - 10AA
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • $16.00 - $20.00
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Full Time

Position Information:  

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: St. Paul, MN

Start Date: September 10, 2019 - February 28, 2020

Salary Range: $16.00 - $20.00 per hour (salary will be based on individual's education and/or relevant experience)

Application Deadline: July 17, 2019. Cover letter is required for this application. Please scroll to the "Next Step in the Application" section for more information.


Are you looking for Internships/Fellowships at the largest station-based public radio organization in the US?

If so, look no further. Our Internship and Fellowship program will give YOU the real-world experience you are seeking in production, research, reporting, interviewing, audio and digital storytelling and more, as well as experience in public media operations. In addition to professional development, this program will help you build a network with other professionals in the industry. Don't miss out on the chance to build your professional portfolio alongside the best people within public media.


Who we are:

American Public Media is the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national content creation and distribution in one organization. With a portfolio that includes Live from Here with Chris Thile, BBC World Service, Marketplace and the leading classical music programming in the nation, APM is one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world. One thousand stations carry American Public Media's 20-plus national programs. Its multi-regional station operations include 49 public radio stations and 42 translators in the Upper Midwest and California. APM podcasts offers a diverse array of podcasts featuring the best in food, culture, entertainment, business and investigative journalism.


Fellow, Finance

You will help provide new insight by creating management and financial reports to improve data-based decision making. Specifically, you will gather and analyze business unit reporting needs; and help develop a repeatable process of summarized financial reporting focusing on matters that are significant and actionable. In addition, you will conduct internal audits and provide recommendations to strengthen our system of internal controls and increase readiness for the annual financial statement audit.


Key Learning Goals:

  1. Financial Reporting and Analysis Expand upon your financial reporting principles, documentation of requirements, data structures, use of reporting tools, and creation of new reports.
  2. Internal Audit -- Learn and conduct the process and procedures of an internal audit.
  3. Internal Controls -- Analyze business processes and evaluate the effectiveness including the related internal controls.



  1. Financial Analysis and Reporting - Coordinate reporting requirements, learn data structures / reporting tools, and create / revise reports to summarize the matters that are significant and actionable to the business unit.
  2. Internal Audit - Plan and perform internal audits, document selected transactions are appropriate and processed in accordance with written policies and procedures. Appropriately address questionable items.
  3. Communication & Problem Solving - Identify questions and coordinate a resolution with the appropriate internal subject matter expert. Document your conclusions and recommendations.



  • Partial subsidy for onsite parking or bus transportation. Day to day transportation is your responsibility.
  • Eligible to accrue for sick and safe time off.
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.



  • Participate in robust on-boarding experience.
  • Professional development: on-the-job training, personality assessment training, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
  • Opportunities to be mentored by one of our top professionals within public media.
  • Volunteering opportunities.


Required Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in Accounting, Finance or related field OR enrolled or have graduated in a graduate program.
  • Training in and or experience with internal management reporting/analysis, data structures, and reporting tools.
  • Interest in a career and or experience in finance, accounting, auditing.
  • Critical thinking, planning, and analytical abilities;
  • Communication: active listening, ability to prepare written summaries and documentation of procedures, effectively request information, and tactfully address and escalate matters of concern.
  • Effective problem solving.
  • Determination and perseverance.
  • Information tools: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook).
  • Familiar with and willing to learn financial reporting concepts, internal controls, and auditing concepts.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in internal or external financial reporting, and analysis.
  • Prior experience with data and report writing tools.
  • Prior experience in bookkeeping, accounting or auditing.
  • Prior leadership and coordination experience (e.g. student group, clubs, work experience, etc.).


Next Step in the Application:

In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following:

  • What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?
  • Where do you see yourself professionally in five-years and how will this role help you achieve that goal?


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time.
    • Required to move about in the community.
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
  • Working Conditions:
    • Moderate noise level.
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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