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.
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.