APTS Internship Program

APTS offers a number of opportunities for interns in our communications and legal departments, and the grant center. Interns will be involved in:

  • Writing for the website.
  • Researching legal issues.
  • Researching funding and grant sources.
  • Communicating with public television stations.
  • Drafting press releases.
  • Developing marketing materials. 

The following positions are open for the 2019 spring and summer semesters:

Communications Intern

America's Public Television Stations (APTS) is seeking a Communications Intern to provide direct support to the Communications Department and its effort to gather and disseminate information relevant to the mission of local public television stations. The desirable skills of the successful applicant include the ability to conduct in-depth research, analysis and compilation of information; superb writing and verbal communications skills; and a strong attention to detail. High school or college newspaper experience a plus.

The Intern will assist the Communications Department in using new media tools, including social networking sites, blogs, the Association website and other online media, to promote the initiatives that APTS undertakes on behalf of local public television stations. The Intern will support public television’s political advocacy efforts, both direct and grassroots, before the Administration, Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. Additionally, the intern will prepare written materials communicating essential aspects of APTS legislative and regulatory agendas, and research and summarize station activities to be used as content for communications with the media, policymakers, the grassroots network and APTS member stations.

APTS is seeking someone with availability in the spring (January through April) or summer (May through August) for a minimum of 32 hours a week. Commuting costs will be reimbursed up to company limits. A bonus stipend is available based on work quality.

Legal Intern

America's Public Television Stations (APTS) is seeking a second or third year law student as a law clerk in its Legal department. Students interested in establishing a legal career in the telecommunications industry or in the Executive or Legislative Branches of Government are encouraged to apply.

The Intern will assist in researching and drafting APTS comments to file in FCC proceedings and review and summarize comments filed by other parties in FCC proceedings. The Intern may also assist in the drafting of suggested statutory and committee report language and hearing questions. Additionally, the Intern will perform basic research projects on telecommunications issues i.e.: digital television and nonprofit access to telecommunications technologies, and respond to APTS members' inquiries by researching responses and drafting correspondence to member stations, as well as work on projects in other departments as needed.

APTS is seeking someone with availability in the spring (January through April) or summer (May through August) for a minimum of 25 hours a week. Commuting costs will be reimbursed up to company limits. A bonus stipend is available based on work quality.

Research Intern

America's Public Television Stations (APTS) is seeking a Research Intern to assist the Grant Center for Public Media, a service of APTS that helps public television and radio stations find and obtain federal and foundation grant funding. The Research Intern will learn research and website skills through review and updating of grant sources and posting content. Research will be performed through internet sources as well as direct contact with sources. The Intern will also learn about public media’s role in local public service to better understand the types of services stations wish to fund. The desirable skills of the successful applicant include the ability to conduct in-depth research, analysis and compilation of information; written and verbal communications skills; and a strong attention to detail. Interest in philanthropy is a plus.

The Intern will assist the Grant Center staff using new media tools, including the Grant Center website, the APTS website, social media accounts, and other online resources, to research funding sources and grants aligned with initiatives of local public television and radio stations. The Intern may also provide written content to Grant Center newsletters and, social media posts. Additionally, the Intern will participate in educational field trips with other APTS interns such as visits with national public media organizations and Capitol Hill.

APTS is seeking someone with flexible availability during the spring (January through April) or summer (May through August) for a minimum of 24 hours a week. Commuting costs will be reimbursed up to company limits. A bonus stipend is available based on work quality.

Interested in applying?

Submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and recent transcript to APTS, Attn: Tammye F. Heatley, Internship Coordinator, 2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22202, at jobs@apts.org.