2018 Dowe Internship: Apply Now!

Location: Lewiston, ME

Following three very successful years, Maine Public is pleased to again offer two paid intern positions for college or technical school students interested in careers in the news/journalism, digital news and technical/broadcasting fields. These positions, known as the Dowe Interns, are supported by donors who contributed to a memorial endowment fund for Jim Dowe, the CEO of Maine Public from 2007 to 2011, who was a tireless advocate for developing the next generation of journalists and broadcasters and for commitment to public service. Students selected as Dowe Interns will have the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by some of the public broadcasting industry’s finest. The Dowe Interns will experience first-hand how creating, communicating and curating content over multiple media platforms can help our communities and the entire State by informing, engaging and connecting people across the State and beyond. read more...

Candidates for the Dowe Intern positions must be attending a college or technical school (students entering their freshman, sophomore or junior year in the fall of 2018 preferred), preferably an institution based in Maine. If the institution is not in Maine, interested candidates must have an existing connection to the State of Maine. In addition, only those candidates who are focusing their educational experience in news/journalism, digital news or technical/broadcasting areas will be considered for these positions. The candidates selected for these positions will begin their internships in late May or early June, and the internships are expected to last twelve (12) weeks, ending sometime in August.

The successful candidates for these positions can expect to be asked to travel between our various office locations (in Portland, Lewiston, Augusta and Bangor) and throughout the State of Maine. An ability to travel frequently throughout the State and a flexible schedule will be essential.

Interested candidates are encouraged to view the video about last year’s Dowe Interns, and must submit the following materials to apply@mainepublic.org:

·         Cover letter and resume

·         One (1) writing sample (approximately 1000 words) and pertinent digital media examples

The deadline for submission of these materials is Monday, January 29, 2018.

Interviews and final selection will be completed for the 2018 Dowe Intern positions no later than March 15, 2018.