Employer Profile: Maryland Public Television (mpt), Owings Mills, MD

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MPT has various internship openings including Special Events & Community Engagement, Public Relations/Communications, Social Media, Corporate Support Intern Sales/Marketing/Client Relations, Institutional Advancement / Major & Planned Giving, Producing Television Shows, Production/Operations, Special Projects, Education & Community Outreach, MotorWeek, Development, and an Administrative Assistant.

www.mpt.org

MPT is a public television network comprised of six stations that broadcast throughout the entire state of Maryland as well as Washington DC and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. As the only state-wide broadcaster in Maryland, MPT’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen communities through the power of media. MPT envision’s a region of dynamic communities where people – informed, inspired and moved by insights gained through use of their public media services – engage in respectful dialog, develop common aspirations and together create a healthier and more vibrant society.

MPT Internship
Part Time. All MPT internships are unpaid. An internship that is not for academic credit is deemed a volunteer.

MPT has current openings for unpaid internships that offer valuable experience in television programming, development, co-productions and related business development. These positions are filled by creative, motivated and energetic students from a variety of majors who lend their effort and time – a minimum of 16 hours per week – in exchange for an engaging educational experience.

Public Relations/Communications

Position Duties:
This internship provides the student an opportunity to experience the environment and work of a communications team within a not-for profit organization, while participating in the following duties and activities: Support Communications staff with ongoing or new projects projects may include but are not limited to: project-related research, writing and editing of communication products (both external and internal), work with media monitoring/ clipping system, support fulfillment of media requests, database creation and updates; Assistance with planning internal and external events and observances; Provide ad hoc support for senior leadership; Participate in meetings associated with assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:
Students must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate of a college, university, or trade school who must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week and have reliable transportation.

Selective Qualifications: Preferred Majors: Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication

Corporate Support Intern Sales/Marketing/Client Relations

Position Duties:
MPT’s Department of Corporate Support is responsible for selling local corporate sponsorships. The Department is offering internship candidates the opportunity to learn about corporate sales and marketing by taking the lead on a variety of corporate projects. The Corporate Support Intern will learn to prospect for potential clients and create a marketing plan for an upcoming event. Interns will participate in sales meetings and training seminars and accompany Account Executives on sales calls and presentations at local businesses and advertising agencies. Candidates should have outgoing personalities, be detail oriented, and possess good writing and computer skills. Ideal candidates will have experience with MS Word, PowerPoint and basic familiarity with spreadsheets and contact management software such as Outlook.

Minimum Qualifications:
Students must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate of a college, university, or trade school who must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week and have reliable transportation.

Selective Qualifications: Preferred Majors: Business, Communications, Mass Communications, Media

Institutional Advancement / Major & Planned Giving

Position Duties:
MPT’s office of Major and Planned Giving offers learning experiences spanning the full donor cycle from prospect research and identification through stewardship. Interns will work on a specific project based on the strengths of the skill set they bring and the needs of the Major and Planned Gifts unit. This opportunity offers the chance to learn why major and planned gifts play a critical role in supporting the unique characteristics of a non-profit public media organization. Successful interns must have strong research, writing, web/social media, and interpersonal skills. In addition, candidates must demonstrate strong organizational skills, be detail oriented and be comfortable meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Students must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate of a college, university, or trade school who must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week and have reliable transportation.

Selective Qualifications: Preferred Majors: Communications, English, Creative Writing, Non-profit management

Producing Television Shows

Position Duties:
This position is for students interested in producing television shows, particularly non-fiction & educational programs. Interns will work directly with producers on a variety of projects in all stages of development. They will be exposed to the nuts-and-bolts of production management including research, planning, field & studio shoots, administration, and more.  This internship can cover all phases of production, ranging from early program development straight through to final distribution and broadcast. Candidates must be detail oriented self-starters, have outgoing personalities, and possess good writing and computer skills. Ideal candidates will have experience with non-linear editing systems, particularly AVID.

Minimum Qualifications:
Students must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate of a college, university, or trade school who must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week and have reliable transportation.

Selective Qualifications: Preferred Majors: Communications, Film, Digital Media

Special Projects

Position Duties:
The intern will assist the Director of the Special Projects Unit in coordinating the production of high quality non-broadcast video, photo and print products for out-of-house clients. May help the Director produce, write, edit, and create electronic graphics for these programs. Also maintains SPU digital assets inventory. The Special Projects Unit represents MPT on a daily basis with leaders of the business community, heads of state agencies and local non-profits.

Minimum Qualifications:
Students must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate of a college, university, or trade school who must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week and have reliable transportation.

Selective Qualifications: Preferred Majors: Mass Communications, TV production, Producing, Editing, Writing

Special Events & Community Engagement

Position Duties:
Students will get behind the scenes experience with planning and executing special projects related to the departments fundraising events and community engagement activities.  Interns will assist with all aspects of event planning including creative concept, logistics, vendor selection & management, staffing, execution and more.  Candidates should be highly motivated, self-starters with excellent organizational skills. The ability to multi-task, communicate effectively and demonstrate attention to detail are essential.

Minimum Qualifications:
Students must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate of a college, university, or trade school who must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week and have reliable transportation.

Selective Qualifications: Preferred Majors: Business, Marketing, Communications, Hospitality Management, Meetings & Events Management

MotorWeek

Position Duties:
The intern will learn all aspects of program production, including but not limited to researching, logging, learning the process of production and the paperwork involved. Position may involve light clerical duties as well as driving. Candidate MUST have excellent driving record and should have an interest in cars. Intern may be able to participate in studio and field shoots as well as edit and audio sessions. Candidate MUST have excellent communication and organizational skills. Candidate MUST have a flexible schedule and be able to travel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Students must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate of a college, university, or trade school who must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week and have reliable transportation.

Selective Qualifications: Preferred Majors: Visual Performing Arts, Video Film Emphasis, Mass Communication, Radio, TV, Film

Development

Position Duties: The development office is responsible for fundraising and volunteer management for MPT. Intern will learn how a not for profit station works. Intern will be asked to maintain and update volunteer database, develop training program for on air pledge volunteers, recruit, schedule and confirm telephone pledge volunteer groups and individuals, and handle incoming calls related to volunteer scheduling. Candidate must be detail oriented and have excellent phone and word processing skills. Must have working knowledge of databases and Power Point or similar slide show presentation software.

Minimum Qualifications:
Students must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate of a college, university, or trade school who must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week and have reliable transportation.

Selective Qualifications: Preferred Majors: Communications, Business, Human Resources

Administrative Assistant

Position Duties:
The Administrative Offices will offer learning experiences in maintaining “front office” activities. Students will assist in: research, interviews, and drafting copy for MPT publications; drafting press releases; research to build target media lists for publicity campaigns; fact-checking/proofreading; events support; and special purpose publications. Students will become familiar with customer service and handling public inquiries via telephone. Candidates must have strong PC experience and the ability to write professional reports and correspondence. Candidates must be detail oriented; well organized and able to work effectively within a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Students must be able to process and prioritize high volumes of work under tight deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications:
Students must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate of a college, university, or trade school who must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week and have reliable transportation.

Selective Qualifications: Preferred Majors: Communications, Business, Human Resources

Other Available Internships Include:
Social Media, Production/Operations, Education & Community Outreach