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Community Engagement Intern – Summer 2018

General Summary: The Community Engagement intern will assist the Community Engagement Manager with a variety of tasks related to engagement and outreach for KERA’s special projects, children’s programming and grant-funded initiatives.


  • Track daily news reports/stories (education, health/science/technology)
  • Engage KERA audiences and identify new audiences through social media
  • Provide assistance with routine communication [phone calls, emails, e-updates] to education and community partners
  • Coordinate setup and logistics of KERA community engagement events
  • Update partner databases and spreadsheets
  • Assist with KERA Community Advisory Board – communication to CAB members, assistance with CAB application process
  • Assist with administrative tasks relate to community engagement
  • Assemble data for grants and stewardship reports
  • Assist with tracking data/metrics for special projects


Interns must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student or undergrad with freshman year completed. You should be able to work 15 to 20 hours a week (unpaid) with availability between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., as well as occasional night/weekend events.


  • Strong ability to interact professionally with diverse audiences (internal staff, external stakeholders, volunteers, Community Advisory Board members, education and community partners)
  • Strong interpersonal communication, writing and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of MS applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Experience using social media platforms
  • Must be detail-oriented and reliable
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize and handle multiple functions simultaneously and communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing


  • Available at least 12-15 hours per week. Schedule can be made to accommodate a student’s changing schedule, but interns typically work a three to four hour shift on the days they come into the station.

Benefits to Intern:

  • Hands-on work experience
  • Exposure to a variety of jobs in public media – TV, radio and digital


Please provide a resume, cover letter, and also state how you found out about this position. Submit this information as you prefer:

Email to:          [email protected]

Fax to:             214-740-9323

Mail to:            Human Resources, KERA, 3000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75201