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Communications Intern

Detroit Public Television is looking for a Communications Intern to join our team in Wixom, MI.

What You’ll Do:

A Communications Intern will have an opportunity to gain first-hand experience, working alongside experienced professionals who will provide guidance, instruction and mentoring.  The internship will involve reporting, writing and editing for the many and varied projects of the Communications and Engagement Department. That will include digital and social media posts, print articles, emails, media releases and other assignments as needed. The intern will learn how to create and execute plans for the communications, engagement, journalism, education, events, video production, programming and all the other exciting and valuable projects that the department undertakes to help fulfill the mission of the Detroit Public Television.

Essential Functions:

  • Research, report and produce content across a wide variety of communications platforms – print, video, online, electronic newsletters and social media
  • Conceive and create and manage social media to promote DPTV programming and activities
  • Produce digital and social media to support One Detroit, American Black Journal, Detroit Performs and other local content produced by DPTV
  • Help compile analytic reports for monitoring our online  and social media communications
  • Attend and participate in departmental and station-wide meetings to discuss content, engagement and promotion
  • Advance the crucial goals of the station through community engagement activities
  • Collaborate with the Events team to publicize and promote various events
  • Learn to compile databases that will allow DPTV to reach targeted audiences with its content
  • Collaborate with all members of the Digital, Communications and Engagement teams, as well as departments throughout DPTV
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Learn, Create, Accomplish, Enjoy


  • Basic Microsoft Office skills required, including Excel
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to participate within a team and also work independently as needed
  • Organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments


  • Must be currently enrolled in 4-year university, sophomore or higher status preferred – or have graduated within the past 12 months with a relevant degree
  • Pursuing a communications, journalism, marketing or related degree
  • Able to work 12-20 hours per week for a maximum of 1 semester, or 16 weeks. Some weekend and late evening work may be required

What You’ll Get:

  • Opportunities to participate in personal and professional development programs
  • Opportunities to serve our mission and community
  • A great work environment.

The internship program is unpaid and focuses on education and training.  

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How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
WTVS Detroit Public Television
1 Clover Court
Wixom, MI 48393-2247

*No telephone calls or third parties.  Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Posting Date: 7/31/2018

Detroit Public Television is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability status, marital status, military status, or protected veteran status. Employment decisions at Detroit Public Television will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  The specific statements above are not intended to be all inclusive.

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