Minnesota Public Radio: Gary Eichten Internship

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is pleased to offer two student internships 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 (2020), two CSB/SJU students will serve as MPR/Gary Eichten Interns, with selected students completing an internship at MPR, located in downtown St. Paul. Interns will learn the basics of news writing, reporting, and production with a goal to write and produce material for MPR newscasts. This prestigious internship 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 Interns will work full-time at MPR beginning June 1, 2020 and continuing through August 21, 2020. 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 Interns, students selected must participate in a training seminar in May 2020. Finally, following their summer-long experience, interns will submit an audio-visual presentation highlighting their summer experience.

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