Intern, Call to Mind (Summer)

Employer American Public Media
Location St. Paul, MN or remote
Type Internship
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Posted on February 4, 2021



Position Information:

  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Location: St. Paul, MN or remote (anywhere within the U.S.A.)
  • Start Date: June 7, 2021 – August 27, 2021
  • Compensation: $15.00/hour

Intern, Call to Mind:

Call to Mind is APM|MPR’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health.

As the Call to Mind Intern, you will be involved in the following:

  • Catalogue and organize Call to Mind’s mental health content to inform and help refresh website. Call to Mind works with national and regional media partners, including co-productions with external public media organizations and teams within American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio like: MPR News, The Current, Classical MPR, On Demand, and others.
  • Learn and help inform Call to Mind in ways to best present digital content for audiences to more easily access important mental health stories, reports, interviews, programs and more.
  • Gain hands-on experience in digital production, produce and present content to present expert advice to help people find ways to improve their well-being and resilience, fostering more empathy and understanding of mental illnesses.
  • Help empower Call to Mind to be a more nimble content initiative and help reach younger audiences through digital platforms by optimizing our content for easier navigation and shareability. They will also help shape Call to Mind’s growth in broadcast, live event, and other content areas.

Key Learning Goals:

  • Organization skills of website content
  • Ability to produce digital content packages
  • Ability to update website
  • Some live event and broadcast production techniques


  • Cataloging co-produced mental health content across MPR And APM departments, platforms
  • Optimizing digital content at on Squarespace
  • Helping inform and execute our digital engagement strategy
  • Assisting in the production and promotion of Call to Mind live events and content


  • Partial subsidy for onsite parking or public transportation.
  • Eligible to accrue sick time off.
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.



  • Participate in robust on-boarding experience.
  • Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
  • Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in an undergraduate or Master’s program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months
  • Website building experience
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Understanding of digital copyright use and limitation standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in emerging social media use and trends
  • Mobile image, graphic and video creation production
  • Squarespace website site building experience

Next Step in the Application:

In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following:

  • What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?
  • Where do you see yourself professionally in five-years and how will this role help you achieve that goal?

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time.
    • Required to move about in the community.
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
  • Working Conditions:
    • Moderate noise level.
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

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We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.