Research Intern

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2100 Crystal Drive
Suite 700
United States


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 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.

How To Apply

Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter and recent transcript to APTS, Attn: Tammye F. Heatley, Internship Coordinator, 2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22202, fax application to 202.654.4236, or e-mail to A writing sample will be requested upon selection.