Featherstone Internships at Maryland Public Television

The Featherstone Foundation is delighted to partner with Maryland Public Television to offer 15-week paid internship opportunities for students from underrepresented communities.  

With employers’ self-reported inability to systematically “find diverse talent” and the challenges of securing internships due to COVID-19, we developed the Featherstone Corporate Internship Program program as a solution. As a result, our program has mitigated student-reported choices between unpaid fieldwork or paid positions without professional gains.

Students will gain relevant work experience, bolster their resumes, and attend monthly professional development workshops organized as part of our Featherstone College Speakers’ Series.  Students learn about financial literacy, managing their career virtually, using social media to build their personal brand, tackling imposter syndrome, and entrepreneurship.

Application Information

How to Apply: Students selected for this program will have an opportunity to work with an employer starting September 2021. Students will gain practical experience, learn new skills, build critical professional relationships, receive resume enhancements and harness a competitive edge in the job market. In addition, the Featherstone Foundation will offer monthly virtual workshops for students through Zoom with our leading experts and mentors focused on resume development, interviewing, the importance of networking, social capital and a growth mindset.

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the Baltimore area.  

Application Deadline: August 16, 2021 at 11:59pm

We invite students to complete the application online with this form. 

Qualified candidates must meet the following criteria:

      • Currently enrolled in a college or university during the 2021/2022 academic year
      • Must be able to work 16 hours per week.
      • Must have a 3.0 GPA (grade point average)
      • Must have reliable transportation
      • Must be able to attend virtual professional development workshops

We are recruiting specifically for these two opportunities at MPT.

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. 
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. 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some opportunities will be offered virtually and other opportunities will be available in-person based on the needs of the employers