American Public Media
  • APMG, Corporate, Administration - 30AD
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Full Time

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:

Housed at American Public Media's satellite campus at Glen Nelson Center, Lunar Startups is an early venture incubator program dedicated to underestimated entrepreneurs. We close opportunity and access gaps by connecting founders to customers and investors while providing relevant, technical assistance. We also strive to increase the visibility of cohort founders and companies through multiple channels of communication and networking.

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, Marketing - Lunar Startups:

Lunar Startups is seeking a highly motivated and self-starting Marketing Fellow to drive the visibility and storytelling of Lunar and its participants. You will play a critical role on the team in helping market and communicate impact of the program and the growth of participating companies by developing and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns; maintaining promotional materials including websites; planning meetings and events to showcase the startups; maintaining databases and preparing data driven reports that will inform new ideas and innovations. Lunar Startups is looking for a candidate that exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit, has their finger on the pulse of emerging innovative ideas and storytelling and who is passionate about helping grow wealth and opportunity in our community. Ideal candidates demonstrate creativity, team work, and the ability to dig into details to accomplish goals while rooted in an authentic voice that represents the awesome diversity of the participants at Lunar Startups.


Key Learning Goals:

  • Self-directing projects and deadlines.
  • Collaborating across a highly adaptive team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working with a diverse population of clients with unique needs.



  • Creates and implements marketing and advertising campaigns by assembling and analyzing program data and industry trends.
  • Prepares marketing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data.
  • Develops and manages promotional materials including websites, brochures, social media accounts, etc.
  • Works with Community Manager to capture and report sales data, market trends, forecasts, account analyses, new product information.
  • Works with Lunar Startups Director to plan publicly facing meetings and events by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing lists.
  • Works with Lunar Startups Director to develop marketing content directly related to the Cohort participants, thereby increasing the public visibility of the startups.
  • Accomplishes organizational goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.



  • This Fellowship is a paid six-month position with the possibility for an extension.
  • 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.
  • Networking with leaders and employee resource and interest groups that support our multicultural employees.


Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree or currently enrolled in a graduate program or have 3-5 years of related work experience.
  • Must be able to work 40 hours week during standard business hours with occasional event events for six-months.
  • Previous work or experience supporting startups.
  • Experience or willingness to learn Adobe design products.
  • Competency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database software.
  • Ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Direct marketing, market segmentation and marketing research.
  • Proven attention to detail through prior work or life experience.
  • Comfortable with a variety of responsibilities we're lean so we all have to roll up our sleeves!
  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations.
  • Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship.
  • Ability to manage time and task load independently.
  • Ability to learn new skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management and reporting research results.
  • Experience in event planning and event logistics.
  • Ability to learn new computer programs quickly.


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.


Next Steps in the Application:

In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. Please submit a resume and include responses to the following prompts in whichever form best represents you (video, audio recording, cover letter, etc). Note we will have a lot of these to process, therefore, please limit your audio/video to 3 minutes and/or cover letter to 1 page.

  • Tell us about your extracurriculars how have you historically spent your time outside of work and/or school? Whether you were a student athlete, had two full time jobs, or acted as a primary care taker in your family, tell us about this experience and how it contributes to who you are in the workplace.
  • Give us an example of a brand or person that represents an authentic voice in marketing / media that you admire. Tell us why.
  • If you imagine your dream work environment, tell us about three things / components that exists in that experience (ex. People, culture, furniture, work priorities, etc).


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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