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Corporate Sponsorship, National Public Media Intern - Fall/Winter 2022

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Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023

National Public Media (NPM) is the media sales division of NPR.
NPM offers the highest-profile public media sponsorship opportunities on NPR. Sponsorship offerings include flagship news programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, integrated presence on, NPR Podcasts, NPR Apps, and custom activation packages. The ideal candidates have interest in working in a media sales environment, whether on the publisher or agency side, and are curious about the media industry. The main purpose of this role is to support the sponsorship sales teams in sales coordination and ad operations duties. Interns will come away from the program with a working knowledge of the advertising sales process. 
As a corporate sponsorship intern, you’ll have the opportunity to focus more on analytics or copywriting depending on your interests. 

  • Manage flow of information cross-departmentally with sales, sales-marketing, advertising-operations, and media research teams
  • Assist with database management: Salesforce, Trello, and Google Suite
  • Pull audio files, air-checks, and screenshots to send to sponsors as confirmation of launch
  • Write sponsor copy and obtain client approvals, provide creative input for pitch decks, and present internally for final project
  • Gather industry research and market trends, articulate a story with data, and present internally for final project
  • Contribute to group, session-long project

  • LOCATION: This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our New York, Chicago, or Culver City office, fully remote, and/or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. Must be located in California, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, or Virginia.
  • EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship. 

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and client-facing skills - ability to build positive relationships with a variety of personalities and roles
  • Analytical, strategic, and creative problem solving skills - must be comfortable working with numbers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative writing for sponsorship copy and client presentations

  • Monday through Friday during business hours. Up to 40 hours per week

Applications close on July 17 at 11:59pm ET.

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered. All interns must have authorization to work in the United States. 
NPR mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
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