American Public Media
  • MPR, Digital Media, Digital Content - 23ND
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • $15/hour
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Part Time

Position Information:

Hours: 24 hours per week

Location: St. Paul, MN

Start Date: January 7, 2020 - March 27, 2020

Application Deadline: October 18, 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:

The APM Podcast team serves a diverse range of audiences and communities through its audience loved and award winning podcasts, including Terrible, Thanks for Asking, Too Beautiful to Live, Brains On!, The Hilarious World of Depression, The Splendid Table, and The Slowdown. In addition, it has more than half dozen podcasts in discussion or development, and it is committed to developing new shows to serve new audiences. 


Intern, Digital Production - APM Podcasts

You will have the opportunity to work with content, marketing, and experienced digital product producers to support existing editorial calendar production. Responsibilities will include weekly digital production support, reviewing and re-packaging existing content, and drafting social media messages. During this internship, you will directly lead at least one distinct digital content or social project from beginning to end.


Key Learning Goals:

  • How to create, maintain, and build on digital editorial calendars.
  • How to identify podcasts fans and supporters on social media to better engage with them.
  • How to propose, produce, and deliver digital project packages on deadline.

Ultimately, this could be a wonderful chance to observe and begin to learn how experienced content producers serve an audience.



  • Directly support existing digital podcast publishing.
  • Review, collect, and connect podcast related content by topic from existing sites and social media.
  • Draft social media messages for multiple podcasts across varied social media channels/ networks.



  • 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:

  • Enrolled Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in an undergraduate or Master's program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months.
  • General knowledge and basic publishing skills in social media platforms, primarily Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Primary interest in digital production and social media.
  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills.
  • Proficient in text document and spreadsheet programs.
  • Comfortable with self-directed online training.
  • A team player who is interested, accountable, and solution oriented.
  • Creative thinker and idea generator.
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines and handle multiple projects/responsibilities on a consistent basis.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Content management platform experience (example: Wordpress or similar).


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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