The nation's leading public broadcasting agencies bring in MBA students each summer to work on major internal consulting assignments. MNC summer jobs also include Farber Internships, the Packard Environment Fellows Program, and Summer Associate jobs.
PBS and its over 350 member stations provide content that educates, informs and inspires Americans from every walk of life. PBS reaches 123 million people through television and more than 21 million people online each month. Learn more about PBS.
Louis Chieng (Kellogg) and
Aarati Iyer (Fuqua)
Aarati evaluated the opportunity to serve the growing U.S. Hispanic market through PBS's home video business, and developed a marketing plan for reaching this audience. Louis analyzed industry trends for parenting websites to formulate revenue strategies for the PBS Parents brand. His recommendations included leveraging an arbitrage opportunity in the online advertising market to increase revenue for one product by 30%. (Summer 2009)
Dana Edelstein (Columbia)
As a member of PBS's strategic planning team, Dana developed a strategy to maximize reach and return on PBS content across multiple platforms and revenue streams. She analyzed data from sponsorship, membership, licensing and sales to determine their overall value to revenues and mission. She worked with multiple internal stakeholders, as well as researching competitive benchmarks, and presented a recommendation on balancing free and fee distribution models to PBS senior staff. In addition, Dana was required to watch every episode of Downton Abbey and to spend time with The Cat (in the Hat). (Summer 2012)
Harold Matskevich (Yale)
PBS Distribution (PBSd), a joint venture between PBS and WGBH-Boston, is the leading distributor of public television programming, both domestically and internationally. This social enterprise's mission is to generate revenue to support its parent organizations as well as public television stations and independent producers. Harold developed a growth strategy for PBSd's educational distribution business, including research on market segmentation and recommendations for product development and pricing strategy. (Summer 2010)
Shruti Saini (Harvard)
As a member of PBS's Strategy and Ventures group, Shruti analyzed potential revenue sources for the public television system in support of a major corporate initiative to strengthen funding opportunities at PBS and its member stations. (Summer 2010)
While volunteering on PBS KIDS Day, Shruti spent time with the Cat in the Hat and some of his young fans.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress to facilitate the development of high-quality non-commercial programming and telecommunication services. Learn more about CPB or view previous placements with CPB.
Lisa Hadjinian (Haas) and
Laura Yao (Stanford)
Working as an internal consultant to CPB's System Development Department, Laura (left) analyzed the finances and operations of public TV stations and prepared models to show cost savings, increased service levels and improved efficiencies from collaboration. Lisa joined CPB's Radio Department, where she analyzed different aspects of CPB’s largest grant program for public radio stations. She looked at the impact of program policies on cohorts of stations, and explored alternative policies and applications to better achieve program objectives. (Summer 2010)
Katherine Roberts-Hull (Wharton)
Katherine joined the Station Grants and Television Station Initiatives team, which manages and administers $280 million in Community Service Grants to public media service providers. She analyzed CPB funding policies and strategic priorities, as well as station-based financial reports, in support of the Corporation’s efforts to meet its public service goals in a changing media landscape. (Summer 2011)