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Community Engagement Intern — Spring 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.


Interns must be enrolled as a full-time graduate or undergraduate student with freshman year completed. You should be able to work 15 to 20 hours a week as well as occasional night/weekend events. This position is unpaid. Upon request, KERA will provide documentation to the student’s college or university at the end of the internship semester in order that the student may receive academic credit for the time worked at KERA.


  • 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


  • 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 job function within public media and in a non-profit environment
  • Experience enhances the student’s resume



Please provide a 1) resume and 2) cover letter summarizing accomplishments, qualifications, and/or completed classwork relative to the position. Please 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

KERA offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package based upon professional experience and achievement.

North Texas Public Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer