Minnesota Public Radio: Gary Eichten Fellowship

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is pleased to offer two student fellowships for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University at $7,200 each for full-time summer internships in the MPR newsroom. Next summer (2019), two CSB/SJU students will serve as MPR/Gary Eichten Fellows, with selected students completing an internship at MPR, located in downtown St. Paul. Fellows will learn the basics of news writing, reporting and production with a goal to write and produce material for MPR newscasts. This prestigious fellowship opportunity was created in honor of Gary Eichten, a 1969 Saint John’s University graduate, who wore many hats during his award-winning, 40-plus year career at Minnesota Public Radio.

Selected Fellows will work full-time at MPR beginning May 20, 2019 and continuing through August 9, 2019. Students may elect to earn credits for the experience; those choosing to do so will work with the Assistant Director of Experience and Professional Development (XPD) on an individual basis to set up payment and assessment for credits earned. Prior to their commencement as Fellows, students selected must participate in a training seminar in May 2019. Finally, following their summer-long internship, Fellows will submit an audio-visual presentation highlighting their summer experience, as well as offer a poster presentation of learning to the community at CSB/SJU’s Scholarship & Creativity Day the following April.

Please note, students will not be allowed to have any other paid employment during the ten-week fellowship. Fellowship stipends will be paid directly to the student by MPR, along with reimbursement for parking or bus costs incurred.