INTERNSHIP ALERT: Communications Position with Minnesota Public Radio

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  • Develop lists of traditional and non-traditional media contacts
  • Monitor daily media and online social network posts for mentions of MPR|APM
  • Help develop a MPR speakers’ bureau
  • Maintain database of media mentions of MPR|APM
  • Write press releases for regional events as needed
  • Write short summaries of videos of in-studio performances as needed
  • Write and research targeted pitches to niche blogs


  • Understanding of media relations tactics and goals
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Knowledge of media coverage and skill to judge/rank coverage
  • Analytical knowledge and ability to turn data into information
  • Experience with Excel
  • Experience with online social networking
  • Interest in MPR|APM programming and mission
  • Excellent team member


This is an unpaid position. Applicants must be able to earn school credit for the internship. Parking or bus pass reimbursed.

Position is 15 hours/week.


E-mail a resume and cover letter to Indicate position #506-11, Corporate Communications title.

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American Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. They encourage candidates with a diversity of life experiences to apply.

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