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MPT Summer Internship

Recruitment #23-007003-0001


Maryland Public Television, commonly known as MPT, is a public television network that broadcasts throughout the entire state of Maryland and the District of Columbia and into parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is Maryland's only statewide broadcaster. Headquartered in Owings Mills, MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and is a producer of both locally and nationally distributed TV programs and digital content. This internship is unpaid. An intern that is not receiving academic credit is deemed a volunteer.


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11767 Owings Mills Blvd. | Owings Mills, MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

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

  • Offering internships to freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate college, and trade school students
  • Offering internships to junior and senior high school students 


  • 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. Interns will work with MPT's Broadcast Designers and Producers, helping to create show titles, motion graphics, and promotional materials.
  • 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.
  • Information Technology - Interns will help to provide technical support, assist in troubleshooting issues and develop solutions.
  • 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 multimedia and website production in the Education Department. Interns will assist with reviewing and updating the Education Department's website, The role may also include assisting in the creation of online, educational media including graphics, audio, video, and interactive media.
  • 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.


Applicants must be a current Junior or Senior high school student, Trade School enrollee or graduate, College student or Graduate willing to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week.


Please note the application portal will receive one upload. Therefore, all documents should be combined into one attachment and uploaded into the application system.

College Students/Volunteers Required Documents:

Upload of a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should specify an internship from the list of opportunities on available on MPT's website. Please indicate in your cover letter if the internship is for academic credit.

Academic Letter from School or a Professional Recommendation

Unofficial Transcript

High School Students

Upload of a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should specify an internship from the list of opportunities on available on MPT's website. Please indicate in your cover letter if the internship is for academic credit.

Upload a Letter of Interest (HINT: Include your knowledge of MPT)

Your high school's program overview (Work-Based Learning Program)

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


The online applications are strongly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to Maryland Public Television – HR, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117. Paper application materials must be received by the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-581-4382. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Chloe Johnson at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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