Broadcast Internship

Iowa Public Television (IPTV) seeks an energetic student to participate in a paid summer internship.   The Mark Pearson Internship is designed to help students gain professional broadcast experience by working on IPTV’s weekly agribusiness program, Market to Market.

For more than 20 years, Mark Pearson hosted programming on Iowa Public Television that reflected his appreciation for agriculture.  Mark loved farming and he believed in mentoring the next generation of agricultural broadcasters.   Shortly after Mark passed away in 2012, Iowa Public Television created the Mark Pearson Internship.  Qualified college students are selected to participate in paid summer internships, working on Iowa Public Television’s nationally distributed agribusiness program, Market to Market.

The intern will support production staff in a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, research; writing/editing stories; maintaining video archives, and producing Market to Market on Fridays.

 Program Description:

Market to Market covers the $100 billion business of food, and issues affecting 56 million citizens of rural America.  From global trade conflicts to environmental controversies and changing technologies and emerging enterprises, Market to Market continues to explain the issues, and illuminate the alternatives that challenge rural America. The program examines the trends that confront rural Americans from Wall Street to Main Street.   Market to Market is distributed nationally on PBS.


Candidates must demonstrate excellent research and writing skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently.  The Mark Pearson Internship requires a commitment of 15-20 hours a week and a mandatory commitment on Fridays. 


Applicants for the Mark Pearson Internship should send resume and advisor letter of support to:


Wayne Bruns, Manager of Local Programming

Iowa Public Television

6450 Corporate Drive

Johnston, IA 50131