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Minnesota Public Radio

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Positions Typically Hiring For:

Internships for audio engineers, reporters, producers, editors, finance, marketing, human resources, etc.

Positions Posted (Contact information can be found at the bottom of the page)

Position 1:

Intern, Radio Reporter

Listing Application Link:

https://https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/AME1098APMG/JobBoard/4b7ae4eb-a67b-4318-80fc-6d9467f9c542/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=d0e57c3e-de46-4944-b7c2-a0ea7b1ed9de&sourceId=22c26a31-2d90-4199-9e18-732f853471da

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Internship

Accepted Majors:

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Position Description:

Position Information:

Hours: 40 hours per week (9:00 – 5:00pm)
Location: St. Paul, MN (Hybrid)
Start Date: June 10 – August 30, 2024
Compensation: $18.00/hour
Application deadline: Our goal is to fill this position at least 1 month prior to the start date. Application will be open until filled.


Intern, Radio Reporter:

As a reporting intern, you will be an important part of MPR News. You will help our regional newsroom identify how to deliver journalism to a younger audience in different ways, using audio, as well other formats. This will help us grow new audiences, which is a key strategic goal for the company.



Key Learning Goals:

Learn how to rapidly respond to news and develop brief radio stories on a tight timeline.
Work directly with editors on at least one longer-term project and in collaboration with the digital production staff.
Work alongside reporters and editors to enhance this intern's overall journalism prowess.


Responsibilities:

Research, report and write news stories as assigned.
Conduct interviews using radio recording equipment that we provide, and by phone or Zoom.
Edit audio, record narration, mix stories ranging from 1 to 4 minutes in length.
Learn to pitch stories that fit, but also may stretch, MPR News’ formats.
Write stories for MPRNews.org.
Commitment to learn and enact best journalism practices.
Work a regular weekend day shift, either Saturday or Sunday, and some evenings as assigned.


Benefits:

Eligible to accrue sick time off.
Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.
Eligible to participate in the APMG retirement plan.
100% paid onsite parking or public transportation.


Programming:

Participate in robust on-boarding experience.
Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization.


Required Qualifications:

Currently enrolled in and have completed one year of a 2–4-year undergraduate degree program OR are enrolled in a graduate degree program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months.
Willing to work a regular weekend day shift, either Saturday or Sunday, and some evenings as assigned.
Coursework must demonstrate an emphasis in writing, communications, or English.
Previous experience or coursework in news writing.
Awareness of current events.


Preferred Qualifications:

Reliable news judgment
Ability to follow directions and work under tight deadlines
Self-motivated, resourceful, curious, creative and detail oriented
Audio editing familiarity (Audacity, Audition or Hindenburg, for example)


Next Step in the Application:

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

What interests you about this internship?
What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?


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.




MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM

Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media are grateful for the long-time, generous philanthropy of Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan for investing in the future of public media through transformational internships and fellowships. Their recent grant will significantly strengthen our internship program, produce enriching programming, and prepare the next generation for careers in public media. We are pleased to recognize this generous support in the name of the program – the MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM.

Position 2:

Intern, Media Production & Operations

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Internship

Accepted Majors:

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Position Description:

Position Information:

Start Date: June 17 – December 6, 2024 (9:00 - 5:00pm central; Monday - Friday with occasional nights and weekends)
Location: St. Paul, MN
Compensation: $18.00/hour
Application deadline: Our goal is to fill this position at least 1 month prior to the start date. Application will be open until filled.


Intern, Media Production & Operations

Are you eager to launch your career in media production? At Minnesota Public Radio, we believe diverse voices and perspectives are critical to creating enriching media. We're seeking an enthusiastic intern to support the Media Operations team, including audio & video production and master control. We see internships as a great opportunity to bring new perspectives into our team, as well as recruit future employees into our department. As we provide interns with professional development, they provide us with an extra set of hands-on tasks that require additional help.



Key Learning Goals:

We pride ourselves on nurturing interns as part of our talent pipeline. Our goal is for you to be exposed to all aspects of audio & video production planning and execution. Opportunities will exist to develop specific skills related to equipment setup and configuration, signal flow, interaction with artists and artist management, audio mixing, video editing, camera operation, distribution systems, and master control.

You’ll be welcomed into our lively, creative team where we celebrate unique voices. Our internship alumni have translated their experience into media careers with us and beyond.



Responsibilities:

In this hands-on role, you will:

Gain Well-Rounded Experience - support studio and field production by working directly with Technical Directors and Master Control Specialists to accomplish the logistics of production.
Master Technical Skills - Learn equipment setup/operation, signal flow, audio mixing, video editing, camerawork, and master control for studio and remote recording sessions across all three of MPR Services: MPR News, The Current, and YourClassical as well as live/virtual events.
Build Your Network - Collaborate with producers, technical directors, engineers, and industry guests.
Contribute Your Skills - Help accomplish the logistics of daily productions and distribution.
Grow Professionally - Receive mentoring and training in media best practices.


Benefits:

Eligible to accrue for sick and safe time off.
Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.
Eligible to participate in the APMG retirement plan.
100% paid for onsite parking or public transportation.


Programming:

Participate in robust on-boarding experience.
Professional development: on-the-job training, workforce readiness training, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization.


Required Qualifications:

Currently enrolled in and have completed one year of a 2–4-year undergraduate degree program, OR are enrolled in a graduate degree program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months.
Able to work 9:00 - 5:00pm central; Monday - Friday with occasional nights and weekends.
Classes or strong experience with audio or video equipment, including microphones, analog and digital processing, studio/venue systems, and stage setup.
Customer service experience.
Familiarity with professional audio/video equipment and standard cabling types and uses.
Ability to learn while doing. This is a working position and interns will be expected to move equipment and work side by side with Technical Directors under deadline.
Professionalism is required, this is not a backstage pass or access to your favorite band on tour.


Preferred Qualifications:

Audio recording and/or production experience (e.g. field recording, work in a live performance space or studio, or post-production of music, podcasts, or audio for video).
Experience working in recording or broadcast studios.
Video production work using professional equipment.
Experience working with artists and artist management.


Next Step in the Application:

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

What interests you about this internship?
What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?


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.
Required to lift audio and video equipment up to 50 lbs.
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.



MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM

Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media are grateful for the long-time, generous philanthropy of Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan for investing in the future of public media through transformational internships and fellowships. Their recent grant will significantly strengthen our internship program, produce enriching programming, and prepare the next generation for careers in public media. We are pleased to recognize this generous support in the name of the program – the MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM.

Position 3:

Intern, Digital - MPR News

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Internship

Accepted Majors:

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Position Description:

Position Information:

Hours: 40 hours per week (9:00 – 5:00pm)
Location: St. Paul, MN (Hybrid)
Start Date: June 10 – August 30, 2024
Compensation: $18.00/hour
Application deadline: Our goal is to fill this position at least 1 month prior to the start date. Application will be open until filled.


Intern, Digital – MPR News:

We are seeking a dynamic Digital Intern to join our public media newsroom, where our mission is to redefine the landscape of public media through innovative audience engagement strategies. As a key member of our team, you will play a vital role in shaping the future of public media by developing and implementing digital content and social media story telling campaigns designed to attract and retain a diverse and vibrant audiences across the state of Minnesota. You will work on projects that span across digital platforms, analyze web and social media metrics to inform our strategies, and contribute to the creation of compelling content. This position is perfect for a creative and analytical individual passionate about leveraging digital media to foster deep, meaningful connections with audiences and drive the evolution of public media.



Key Learning Goals:

Using metrics and social listening to produce high-impact public service journalism
Grow communication and collaboration skills working across groups in the newsroom


Responsibilities:

Pitch stories that originate from audience needs
Report stories across multiple platforms
Tell stories and engage audiences using social video


Benefits:

Eligible to accrue sick time off
Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA
Eligible to participate in the APMG retirement plan
100% paid for onsite parking or public transportation


Programming:

Participate in robust on-boarding experience
Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization


Required Qualifications:

Currently enrolled in and have completed one year of a 2–4-year undergraduate degree program OR are enrolled in a graduate degree program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months
Understanding of news ethics
Effective use of social media
Ability to collaborate with a team


Preferred Qualifications:

Use of social media to grow and engage an audience
Experience reporting as part of a newsroom or similar environment
Creative storytelling


Next Step in the Application:

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

What interests you about this internship?
What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?


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.



MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM

Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media are grateful for the long-time, generous philanthropy of Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan for investing in the future of public media through transformational internships and fellowships. Their recent grant will significantly strengthen our internship program, produce enriching programming, and prepare the next generation for careers in public media. We are pleased to recognize this generous support in the name of the program – the MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM.

Position 4:

Intern, Accounting/Finance

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Internship

Accepted Majors:

Business, Management and Administration| Finance and Banking

Position Description:

Position Information:

Hours: 40 hours per week (9:00 – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday)
Location: St. Paul, MN (Hybrid)
Start Date: June 10 – August 30, 2024
Compensation: $18.00/hour
Application deadline: Our goal is to fill this position at least 1 month prior to the start date. Application will be open until filled.


Intern, Accounting/Finance

Are you driven by numbers, details, and analysis? Do you want to launch your career in non-profit accounting and finance, but lack the hands-on experience required to land your dream job? This 6-month Accounting/Finance Internship provides exposure to the inner workings of finance and accounting, equipping you with the technical chops and supporting skills to succeed grow in your career.

This internship supports the Finance team to strengthen the organization's financial integrity, business processes, and system of internal controls by working on financial projects and providing accounting support, insight, and recommendations.



Key Learning Goals:

Through immersive learning and real-world projects, you will:

Expand Accounting Fundamentals - Learn the monthly and annual accounting cycle by completing account reconciliations and supporting schedules, accounting entries, and financial reports to develop core accounting skills.
Conduct Internal Audit - learn how the internal audit process supports the organization's internal controls by planning and conducting an internal audit(s) of key policies, procedures, and areas of compliance.
Build Critical Skills - Being a finance whiz takes more than crunching numbers. Goals will be developed to help you sharpen the soft skills crucial for success like project management, collaboration, and business communications.
Build an Impressive Professional Network - With hands-on training and mentorship from your team, you'll develop connections that will support your career growth.
Boost Your Resume - Showcase tangible experience and achievements to advance your career.
We are excited to help you step out of the textbook and into real-world finance experience!



Responsibilities:

Project work will draw upon technical concepts learned in school and provide opportunities to develop other business skills such as communication, problem-solving, and project management. Projects are intended to provide a variety of finance experiences and collaborate with other business units. Essential functions include:

Accounting Support -- You will support the organization's financial integrity by completing assigned account reconciliations and project-based financial reporting.
Internal Audit -- Plan, perform, and write internal audit reports. Document procedures performed to assess whether selected activities are appropriate and processed per written policies and procedures. Identify questions regarding transactions that do not meet the testing criteria. Collaborate with business units to address audit questions effectively and respectfully. Create written reports documenting, procedures, findings, and recommendations.
Business Operations Review -- Evaluate existing policies, procedures, user permissions, and workflows. Make recommendations to improve clarity, efficiency, and internal controls.
Other Financial Projects -- Other functions may include financial reporting and planning, supporting information system initiatives, annual audit preparation, and other projects to support efficiency and cost savings.


Benefits:

Eligible to accrue for sick and safe time off.
Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.
Eligible to participate in the APMG retirement plan.
100% paid onsite parking or public transportation.


Programming:

Participate in robust on-boarding experience.
Professional development: on-the-job training, workforce readiness training, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization.


Required Qualifications:

Currently enrolled in and have completed one year of a 2–4-year undergraduate degree program OR are enrolled in a graduate degree program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months.
Interest in pursuing a career in accounting/finance or admission into a graduate business program.
Completed introductory coursework in finance or accounting (e.g., financial accounting, audit, information systems).
Familiar with and willing to learn fundamental accounting, internal control, and auditing concepts.
Strong critical thinking and analytical abilities.
Effective problem solver requires strong coordination and communication skills.
Objective and curious.
Interest in financial systems and creating efficiency.
Proficient Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word, and Outlook.


Preferred Qualifications:

Previous finance or accounting internship or experience.


Next Step in the Application:

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

What interests you about this internship?
What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?


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.



MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM

Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media are grateful for the long-time, generous philanthropy of Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan for investing in the future of public media through transformational internships and fellowships. Their recent grant will significantly strengthen our internship program, produce enriching programming, and prepare the next generation for careers in public media. We are pleased to recognize this generous support in the name of the program – the MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM.

Position 5:

Fellow - MPR Archive

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Internship

Accepted Majors:

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications| Information Technology

Job Categories:

Position Description:

Position Information:

Start Date: June 17, 2024 - June 6, 2025
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: St. Paul, MN (Hybrid)
Pay: $18/hour - $23/hour (salary will be based on individual's education and/or relevant experience)
Application deadline: Our goal is to fill this position at least 1 month prior to start date. Application will be open until filled.


Fellow, Archive:

As the Archive Fellow, you will have a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience with archives and the record life cycle with local content. More than a digital preservation role, you'll actively shape public access to Minnesota Public Radio’s rich local content by creating compelling online exhibits and managing our engaging social media channels. Utilizing Instagram and Tiktok to encourage new audiences to think about history, archives, and public media in new and interesting ways. Work across teams and departments to support the entire organization by preserving and promoting content that educates and inspires communities. This cross-functional position offers early career archivists invaluable exposure to every facet of the record lifecycle, from hands-on archiving best practices to public-facing creative content that brings archives to the people in new and impactful ways.



Key Learning Goals:

The goal of this fellowship is to provide immersive learning and real-world experience through impactful work. By the end of your fellowship, you will be able to:

Digital archiving and preservation
Marketing and outreach of archives and collections
Data management
Archival processing and arrangement


Responsibilities:

As our Archive Fellow, you will engage in hands-on tasks, including:

Archiving daily broadcast content across all MPR brands and APM podcast content
Managing and create social media content for Archive social media channels
Curating digital exhibits to spotlight content from our archives on to our Archive website
Assisting with special projects such as, creating an MPR / APM programmatic history timeline, assisting with transcribing audio recordings, etc.
Digitally preserving and catalog video content created by MPR and APM.


Benefits:

Eligible to accrue sick time off
Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA
Eligible to participate in the APMG retirement plan
100% paid for onsite parking or public transportation


Programming:

Participate in robust on-boarding experience
Professional development: on-the-job training, workforce readiness training, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization


Required Qualifications:

Completed undergraduate degree and have 2 years of relevant professional experience, OR have completed a graduate degree, OR equivalent 3-5 professional experience
Advanced computer proficiency
MLIS or experience working in an archive
Social media knowledge
Cataloging and metadata knowledge or experience
Ability to work as a team and independently


Preferred Qualifications:

Digital preservation
Social media content creation


Next Step in the Application:

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

What interests you about this fellowship?
What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?


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.



MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM

Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media are grateful for the long-time, generous philanthropy of Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan for investing in the future of public media through transformational internships and fellowships. Their recent grant will significantly strengthen our internship program, produce enriching programming, and prepare the next generation for careers in public media. We are pleased to recognize this generous support in the name of the program – the MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM.

Contact Information

Alicia

Tran

Internship & Fellowship Program Manager

(651) 290-1305

480 Cedar St.

St. Paul

Minnesota

55101

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