American Public Media
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Intern, Audio & Visual Production

Post Date:May 22, 2022Type:Part time
Start Date:June 6, 2022Salary:$18.00/hour
Location: United States - Minnesota - St. Paul Job Reference:INTER001577
Job Description:

Position Information:

  • Hours: 24 hours per week
  • Location: St. Paul, MN
  • Start Date: June 6, 2022 – December 16, 2022
  • Compensation: $18/hour
  • Cover letter is required for this application. Please scroll to the “Next Step in the Application” section for more information.


Are you looking for a fellowship at the largest station-based public radio organization in the United States?

If so, look no further. Our 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 some of the best people in public media.


Intern, Audio & Video Production

As the Intern, Audio & Video Production, you will be supporting the Broadcast Operations team. This team supports content areas with their strategic goals. In this internship, you will gain professional development experience. We look to you to provide new perspectives and to support the team members during live and taped shows, membership drives and any additional hands-on tasks as needed. 


Key Learning Goals:

You will have exposure 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, and distribution systems.



You will support studio and field production by working directly with Technical Directors to accomplish the logistics of production. This may include studio and remote recording sessions for MPR News, The Current, and Classical MPR, live/virtual events across multiple content areas including Water Main and Call to Mind, podcast production & mixing, and video production support.



  • 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, or Seniors in an undergraduate or Master’s program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months.
  • Classes or strong experience with audio or video equipment, including microphones, analog and digital processing, studio/venue systems, and stage setup.
  • Background in music, including familiarity with several music genres.
  • 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:

  • Field recording or live performance space studio audio production experience.
  • 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. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following:

  • What interest 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.

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Contact Information
American Public Media
Alicia Tran
480 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
United States
Ph: 6512901305

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