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MPT Internships (Various)

Fall 2019

Recruitment #19-007003-0002


MPT internships offer a thorough introduction to Maryland Public Television including our mission and expectations. Maryland Public Television is committed to providing solid work experience to serious minded individuals in a positive environment.

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


Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

Maryland Public Television offers full- and part-time internships for college students throughout the year. Internships are specifically designed to provide training and experience for students interested in public broadcasting.


  • General Membership Support - Interns learn about how a nonprofit organization develops and maintains its membership database.
  • Special Events & Community Engagement - Interns will get behind the scenes experience with planning and executing special projects related to the departments fundraising events and community engagement activities.​
  • Public Relations/Communications - Interns will 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.
  • Corporate Support Sales/Marketing/Client Relations - Interns will learn to prospect for potential clients and create a marketing plan for an upcoming event.
  • Institutional Advancement / Major & Planned Giving - Interns will learn why major and planned gifts play a critical role in supporting the unique characteristics of a non-profit public media organization.
  • Producing Television Shows - Interns will cover all phases of production, ranging from early program development straight through to final distribution and broadcast.
  • Production/Operations - Interns will be provided with an insight into the technical aspects of television and multi-media broadcast production. An intern may assist videographers/editors, television directors or producers in studio and on location. 
  • Special Projects Unit - Interns 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.
  • Education & Community Outreach - Interns will assist with the design, promotion, and implementation of education and community outreach initiatives through our viewing area.
  • MotorWeek - Interns will learn all aspects of program production, including but not limited to research, logging, learning the process of production and the paperwork involved. 
  • Development - Interns 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. 
  • Administrative - Interns will be offered learning experiences in maintaining "front office" activities.


Qualified candidates must meet the following criteria:

Students must be a Freshman, Sophomore, 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.

College Students and Volunteers

  • Online Application
  • Resume and cover letter - (upload as one document under the resume tab with your application) 

    • Your cover letter should specify the internship(s) from the list of opportunities described above. (Feel free to indicate more than one)
    • Please indicate in your cover letter if the internship is for academic credit or a volunteer. An internship that is not for academic credit is deemed a volunteer.

  • Academic letter from your school or professional recommendation from an instructor, internship coordinator, supervisor, etc.
  • Unofficial transcript

High School Students

  • Online Application
  • Letter of Interest (HINT: Include your knowledge of MPT)
  • School program overview

If you encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via email to

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.


Preferred Majors: Communications, Radio, Television, Film, Information Systems, Computer Science, Business, Business, Marketing, Hospitality Management, Meetings & Events Management, Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication, Media, English, Creative Writing, Non-profit management, Digital Media, Radio, TV production, Producing, Editing, Visual Performing Arts - Video Film Emphasis, Human Resources, Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Math Education

Selection Plan

Interns will be evaluated based upon information submitted via this online application process and may be invited to interview.

Please Note: If you fail to submit all of the required documents, you will not be considered in this recruitment process.


If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or  

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact:

Human Resources/Internships


Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 581-4122 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-552-7724. 

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.