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MPT Internships

Summer 2021

Recruitment #21-007003-0001


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 both in-person and virtual 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-time 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.


This Internship provides 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. This internship may include exposure to special effects design, switcher programming, character generator automation, production and post production audio, and multi-camera setups for studio and location.

Qualifications - All Candidates MUST have a flexible schedule and be able to travel. The intern may assist with a variety of MPT productions (Direct Connection, Outdoors Maryland, etc.) and outside clients.

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions this internship may be fully virtual, hybrid (a combination of virtual and in-person activity) or fully in-person, depending on the state of the pandemic when this position starts in June 2021 and subsequent developments until it ends in August 2021. 

Special Events & Community Engagement 
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 logistics and promotion for virtual fundraising and engagement events. 

Qualifications - 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. 

Public Relations/Communications    
This internship provides a student pursuing a communications, public relations, or journalism degree with an opportunity to experience the environment and work of a communications team within a not-for-profit organization. Assignments and activities may include but are not limited to: project-related primary and secondary research; writing and editing of communication products (for both internal and external audiences); support and fulfillment of media requests; database creation and/or updates; assistance with planning internal and external events and observances; and participation in meetings associated with assigned tasks. During the Spring 2021 semester, most internship work will be conducted remotely with occasional in-person meetings with the supervisor. 

Qualifications - Candidates should have coursework and/or experience in strategic communications/print journalism/public relations/writing, etc. 

Producing Television Shows    
This position is for students interested in producing television shows, particularly non-fiction & educational programs. Virtual interns will assist producers in pre- and post-production. They will research story ideas, transcribe interviews, find video and photos for edits, and help write and edit short segments (if they have access to editing software at home). This internship can cover all phases of production, ranging from early program development straight through to final distribution and broadcast. 

Qualifications - 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. 

Human Resource   
The intern will assist in event planning for a virtual 500 person Women's Leadership Forum. The candidate will participate in coordinating meetings and the technical aspects of the event. The intern will also assist in the creation of social media and advertising plans, coordinating swag for attendees, contribute to the newsletter, and be a brand ambassador for the Women Leadership Forum. 

Qualifications - Candidates must be organized, have good writing and communication skills, be enthusiastic work timely and communicate often. Students must be able to process and prioritize high volumes of work under tight deadlines. Students must be a go-getter, self-starter, and must be willing to meet new people. This is perfect for a want-to-be entrepreneur.

Institutional Advancement / Major & Planned Giving 
The intern will have the opportunity to gain the following skills virtually/in person: Administrative support (ex: data entry, donor updates); assist with special mailings, donor stewardship (ex: e.g. birthday calls, thank-you calls for gifts, welcome postcards to new members etc.); grant research; graphic design (Impact Reports, newsletter, etc.); prospect research; special projects (ex. data project with Donor Search on building the "Inner Circle" list, Campaigns, bequests, donors prospecting, marketing). 

Qualifications - Candidates 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.


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, Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication, English, and Creative Writing, Business, Media Hospitality Management, Meetings and Event Management, Film, Digital Media, Human Resources, Television, Radio, Non-profit Management


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.

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