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

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide and that includes our interns. 
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Program Duration: May 31, 2022 - August 19, 2022
INTERN WILL LEARN AND BE EXPOSED TO: As the corporate sponsorship subsidiary for NPR and regional offerings on public media stations, National Public Media (NPM) works with brands and advertising agencies to generate financial support for the public broadcasting system, develop innovative sponsorship opportunities and deliver strong results for sponsors. NPM’s Marketing team manages strategic communications, brings visibility to public media sponsorship opportunities in a dynamic and demanding media environment and provides strategy and support to the sponsorship sales teams. The Sponsorship Marketing Intern will gain experience in B2B marketing by providing support in communications, material development across NPR programming, paid marketing campaigns and marketing operations.
  • Contribute to corporate communications initiatives including the bi-weekly NPM staff newsletter
  • Assist in development of content marketing materials including marketing emails, website articles and targeted outreach to event prospects and sponsors
  • Support promotion of sponsorship opportunities for product and program launches, such as new NPR Podcasts, NPR Music, event and editorial series
  • Support development and maintenance of a full suite of marketing materials to ensure the most up-to-date resources are available to the NPM sales team in digital materials library
  • Assist in press outreach – compiling press lists, tracking clips – and the development of social postings through LinkedIn
  • Support content development, design and analytics for
  • Collect and analyze audience and industry research
  • Support Marketing team in administrative duties as assigned
  • LOCATION: This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our Washington DC office, fully remote, and/or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. 
  • **Fully remote NPM interns must live in one of the following states: 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.
  • An aptitude for learning and a demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail in all projects and assignments
  • Ability to efficiently think, plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Professional interest in the advertising and marketing industry
  • Positive attitude and willingness to jump in when and where needed
  • Curiosity. A desire to engage in brainstorms, beta-test ideas, and learn new things
  • 40 hours per week, 9AM-5PM, Monday-Friday.
Applications close on Sunday, July 17th at 11:59 pm 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. 
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, and reproductive health decisions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status, sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities, military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation, unemployment status, protective order status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. 
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