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Intern at St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio is the region’s National Public Radio (NPR) member station and is a service of the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

STLPR’s paid internship program provides immersive learning opportunities for current college students and graduates. Interns work alongside and receive instruction and mentorship from staff members throughout the organization.

We are pleased to offer internships in the following areas of our operation for the spring 2023 semester: Development (Fundraising), Special Events, Visual Communications (Graphic Design) and Talk Show Production ("St. Louis on the Air").

Spring 2023 application deadline: November 27, 2022.

St. Louis Public Radio internships pay an hourly wage of $15, along with the opportunity for college credit depending on the requirements of interns’ respective degree programs. Each internship averages a time commitment of 20-25 hours per week.

The internship program is open to anyone with college experience.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please download and complete this application form.

Email your application along with a resume (and cover letter and/or work samples, if desired) to Jess Luther.


Positions


Development (Fundraising)

The student will assist with a variety of development and fundraising-related tasks and projects including research, writing, data collection, donor communication, gift processing, event planning, and other projects as needed.

Minimum Requirements: Excellent writing and organizational skills, and basic computer skills including Word and Excel required. Database ability a plus. Excellent communication skills are needed to collaborate with a wide variety of staff and to communicate with donors. Familiarity with and enthusiasm for public radio programs preferred. Approval from the St. Louis Public Radio Development Manager and availability of 15 hours per week.

Evaluation: Evaluation of the intern will occur in accordance with the guidelines of their school. Considerations will include ability to work independently, follow instructions, use time efficiently, attend to details, and produce quality writing. Professionalism, initiative, and enthusiasm will also be considered.


Special Events

The student will assist in the preparation of St. Louis Public Radio events including planning, set-up, execution, and breakdown. Additionally, the student will assist in development activities as they relate to events for St. Louis Public Radio.

Minimum Requirements: Event planning experience, excellent writing, and organizational skills required. Customer service experience a plus. Familiarity with and enthusiasm for public radio programming preferred. Approval from the St. Louis Public Radio Special Events Director.

Evaluation: Evaluation of the intern will occur in accordance with the guidelines of their school. Considerations will include the ability to work independently, follow instructions, use time efficiently, attend to details, and produce quality writing.


Visual Communications (Graphic Design)

The intern will assist marketing & digital media staff in creating graphics and images for digital and print distribution that may include logos, print ads, stickers, posters, signs, web banners, e-newsletters and other digital publications, as assigned, to help market the station’s content, events, and service to the community. This is a position for those interested in a career in graphic design and marketing.

Minimum Requirements: Qualified candidates will be skilled at working within Adobe Creative Suite to produce creative graphics for a variety of applications. Candidates should provide work samples as proof of skills and design sensibility. Excellent communication skills are needed to collaborate with a wide variety of staff and deal with constructive criticism. Approval from the St. Louis Public Radio Director of Marketing & Digital Media and availability of a minimum of 15 hours per week. Please include design samples or a portfolio link along with your resume and cover letter.

Marketing & Digital Media Department Description: The marketing & digital media department at St. Louis Public Radio manages the infrastructure and analytics behind our digital products, including our website, mobile app, audio streams, and podcasts. We also create and implement marketing strategy and tactics, across a wide variety of platforms and media, to grow audience and increase content engagement. We are a team of six, including two interns.

Evaluation: Evaluation of the intern will occur in accordance with the guidelines of their school, if taking the internship for credit. Considerations will include ability to work independently, follow instructions, use time efficiently, attend to details, and produce high-quality graphics and other online communications. Professionalism, initiative, and enthusiasm will also be considered.