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Education Intern

Who We Are:

Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is the largest and most watched public television station serving Southeastern Michigan, the most diverse public television audience in the country. We’re also the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning we operate independent of any educational, government or other institution. Our funding comes from the community we serve. 

Each week more than two million people watch our five broadcast channels, and nearly 200,000 people listen to our radio station, 90.9 WRCJ for classical days and jazzy nights. In addition, DPTV is building the next generation of public media with our rapidly growing digital presence that has grown to reach more than half a million unique visitors through our website, YouTube channels and social media platforms each month. 

Our key values: diversity, engagement, trust, innovation, excellence, financial stability, and growth are evident in everything we do from the engaging content we provide, to the way we work with viewers, supporters, board members and employees to the local events we host connecting DPTV with thousands of our fellow community members each year. 

Does the idea of building your career alongside a dedicated group of professionals with different backgrounds and experiences excite you? If so, we invite you to join us in our mission to provide public media that helps individuals discover new ideas, make informed decisions, and enjoy enriched lives. 

We are actively pursuing dynamic and diverse team members to join us in the role of Education Intern in Wixom, MI. 

What You’ll Do: 

The Education/Engagement Intern will work closely with the Education and Michigan Learning Channel Team to support the cataloguing, review, and curation of video learning materials and supplemental resources for grades PreK-12. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn what attributes to look for in high-quality educational video, including technical requirements and educational value and make recommendations for video materials to use on the Michigan Learning Channel. 
  • Understand how educators prioritize student learning objectives and craft lessons to meet state standards from multiple subjects at the same time. 
  • Understand copyright considerations for creating and sharing digital media both online and on broadcast, including book and music permissions and fair use guidelines. 
  • Learn how educators work with producers and editors to create and package educational media and distribute and promote it to teachers, students, and families. 


  • Basic Microsoft Office skills required, including Excel. 
  • Good judgement of the quality of audio-visual materials. 
  • Ability to understand what videos may appeal to children at different ages. 
  • Experience working with children and youth ages 3-17 preferred. 


  • Must be currently enrolled in 4-year university, sophomore or higher status preferred 
  • Pursuing an Education/Journalism degree 
  • Able to work 12-20 hours per week for a maximum of 1 semester, or 16 weeks 

What You’ll Get: 

  • Opportunity to gain experience and a working knowledge in the Education. 
  • Opportunities to participate in personal and professional development programs. 
  • Opportunities to serve our mission and community. 
  • Great work environment. 


At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the digital resources, including video and audio, worksheets and student activities, lesson plans, and other resources available from PBS and Michigan educational partners such as museums, libraries, zoos, and historical sites. 
  • Be able to curate high-quality digital resources for use in the classroom. 

Intern applicants must be currently enrolled at a college or university, or have recently (within past 6 months) graduated with a relevant degree. The internship program is unpaid and focused on education and training. 

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: 3/25/2022 

Detroit Educational Television Foundation, d/b/a Detroit Public Television and 90.9 WRCJ, 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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