APTS Internship Program

APTS offers a number of opportunities for interns in our communications, legal and legislative 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 intern positions are available year-round:

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 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 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.

Legislative Intern

APTS is seeking a Legislative Intern to assist the Government Relations Department. Students interested in politics, legislative and regulatory affairs, new media and research are encouraged to apply. Excellent writing, verbal communication, and organizational skills are integral to the position, as well as an attention to detail. Experience working on Capitol Hill or in political campaigns is a plus.

The Intern will be charged with writing for various projects, researching legislative issues, communicating with public television stations, supporting various outreach to Capitol Hill and assisting with grassroots/grasstops advocacy. The Intern will help to maintain the APTS website, will assist in writing profiles on Members of Congress and local public television stations, and will generally support the APTS Government Relations team. The Intern may also assist on projects in other departments as needed.

APTS is seeking someone with availability 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.

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 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.