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Employment at WTTW11, Chicago's Public Media

Employment at WTTW - Public Media Chicago


Communications and Development Internship


WTTW11 and 98.7WFMT offer an exciting internship opportunity for hands-on experience in strategic fundraising for both TV and radio programs, as well as special events.


Communications and Development

General Information

  • Intern should be available 16 hours a week.
  • The length of the internship is negotiable however the intern must stay for the length of a semester or summer.
  • This is an unpaid internship.
  • Open to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university, or who have graduated within 12 months of beginning the internship.
  • We will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.


This intern position is ideal for a self-motivated, knowledgeable students interested in fundraising, marketing, and communications. Intern must have excellent writing and research skills and should be able to communicate in a team setting. All qualified candidates must be focused and comfortable with seeing long-term projects through to completion.


  • Assist the Corporate Communications and Development team with research of potential corporate sponsors of special events, as well as radio and television programs on WFMT and WTTW.
  • Assist in strategizing ways of securing corporate support.
  • Assist the WTTW/WFMT Communications Team in gathering and sharing materials for TV, radio, web, and print promotions for the special events and broadcast projects.
  • Help writing press releases.
  • Assist with the tracking of sponsorships and benefits due corporate sponsors.

Application Process

Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: Please reference "Corporate Communications/Development Internship/Attn: Elliott Teller" in subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:
Window to the World Communications, Inc.
Attn: Elliott Teller
5400 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

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