American Public Media
  • APMG, Corporate, Finance - 10AA
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • $15/hour
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Full Time

Position Information:

Hours: 40 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. MPR marks its first half century of public service in 2017 with broadcast programming and special events on air, online and in person across the state, get details at A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be found at


Intern, Finance

As a Finance Intern, you will have the opportunity through special projects and internal audits to provide insight and recommendations to strengthen financial data, underlying business processes, and the system of internal controls.


Key Learning Goals:

  • Survey Finance Department Functions - Through project work and time spent with financial leaders over the course of the internship we will provide opportunities to learn about the various career opportunities in the finance department and gain a general understanding of how the various functions work together including: accounting, audit, internal controls, cash receipts/disbursements, systems, payroll, treasury, reporting, planning/analysis, risk management, and governance.
  • Finance skills learn many practical skills needed to have a successful career in finance including: workflow coordination, information systems, financial testing and documentation, analysis, and creating actionable written recommendations.
  • Assigned projects from our annual goals to be completed over the term.



Project work will draw upon technical concepts learned in school and provide opportunities to develop other general skills such as communication, problem solving and project management. Projects are intended to provide a variety of experiences in the finance department and will likely be focused on the following areas:

  • Internal Audit - Plan and perform internal audits, document that selected transactions are appropriate and processed in accordance with written policies and procedures. Address questionable items in a manner that is consistent with our company values.
  • Internal Controls - Evaluate existing policies, procedures, user permissions, and work flows to identify and coordinate appropriate changes.
  • Other Financial Projects Other functions may include financial reporting and planning, supporting information system initiatives, annual audit preparation, and other financial analysis.



  • 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 graduate business program or have earned a degree within the last 12 months in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Demonstrated self-starter, with strong critical thinking and analytical abilities.
  • Effective problem solver: requires strong coordination and communication skills.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Completed introductory course work in accounting.
  • Familiar with and willing to learn fundamental accounting, internal control, and auditing concepts.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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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