American Public Media
  • APMG, Corporate, Administration - 30AD
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • $15/hour
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Part Time

Position Information:

Hours: 24 hours per week

Location: St. Paul, MN

Start Date: June 9, 2020 - August 28, 2020

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020. 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:

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences and operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. Reaching 1 million listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services'MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current'produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences.


Intern, Community Engagement

You will be joining a multi-faceted team whose mission is to create more relevant, inclusive and impactful community engagement in order grow new and diverse Audiences. One of our 2025 strategies is to leverage Audience insights to help us create better content.  We have a great opportunity to use our community engagement work in order to accomplish this goal, as well as, to diversify our Audiences.

You will work with the Director of Impact and Community Engagement to reach new Audiences in order to gain Audience insights and build mutually beneficial external relationships. As the Intern, Community Engagement, you will also forge internal relationships across the news and music services to provide support for community engagement.


Key Learning Goals:

The two key learning goals for the position are:

  1. Develop expertise in engaging historically underserved populations. The cultural competency skills acquired during the internship will be valuable for roles in community engagement, communications, and diversity and inclusion. These skills can be applied in for-profit, non-profit and government organizations that seek to engage their employees, and the wider community, in inclusive conversations and information exchange in the pursuit of engagement, enrichment and impact.
  2. Develop foundational skills related to measuring impact. These skills include identifying specific project goals, measuring and evaluating project goals and synthesizing information into clearly articulated oral and/or written presentations and reports. These analytical skills will be valuable for careers in analytics, research and social science.



  • Assist Director in planning and executing community engagement and impact projects.
  • Assist Director in managing cross-divisional relationships and communications within MPR|APM related to community engagement and impact.
  • Synthesize information into clearly articulated oral and/or written presentations and reports.
  • Work cross-divisionally with MPR and APM business units on projects and programming, i.e. working with Audience Insights on listening sessions, working with Live Events on events etc.



  • 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:

  • Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors OR recent graduate (Bachelor's or Master's degree) of no more than 1 year from a college/university program.
  • Some college courses in the humanities or social science or equivalent experience.
  • Experience listening to and engaging diverse cultural communities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple departments/divisions.
  • Passion for diversity, inclusion and community engagement.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to do basic research such as literature reviews.
  • Diversity and inclusion experience and cross-cultural competency.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to learn new software and digital applications as required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skill in planning, development, and fulfillment of successful multi-faceted, multi-stakeholder community projects.
  • Experience with Salesforce.


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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