Bill Mitten Memorial Internship Program

BillMittenMemorial_Internship Program with MACPA

William (Bill) E. Mitten, Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Windsor Press, began his business from the basement in his home, where in 1958 they started The Hamburg (PA) Shopping Guide. The business at that time employed 2 full-time and 4 part-time people. Right from its beginning, Bill benefited from the mentoring of a fellow member of PAAP, Bob Kapp. To this day, the business continues to flourish with two editions. The East Penn Valley & Northern Berks Merchandisers serve over 64,000 households and employ over 30 full-time and part-time employees.

Bill played a vital role in many industry related associations by serving as charter member of the Independent Free Paper of America, president of NAAP (now AFCP), President of PAAP (now MACPA) in 1964-65, and Executive Director for PAAP from 1990 until his untimely death in 1992. He was awarded the Ben Hammock Memorial Service Award in 1989 by IFPA.

His zest for life, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for the business is what has compelled us to honor Bill by naming our Internship Program in his memory. Our hopes are that those members who participate will continue to spark this same spirit into the students who pursue an internship in the publishing field.

 

Please submit the application to MACPA c/o Bill Mitten Memorial Internship Program by May 1st for internship during the months of July – December and November 1st for internship during the months of January – June. One $1,500 internship will be awarded for each period. Those applicants who qualify for the internship must be undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited College or Vocational School and majoring in Marketing, Journalism, or a subject related to the free paper industry.

The Mid-Atlantic Community Papers Association is offering one $1,500 Internship, to be awarded to a member paper. Having an Intern at your paper is good for the Intern, good for you and good for the Free Paper Industry. The program is open to all MACPA member papers in good standing.

College students majoring in Marketing, Journalism, or a host of other subjects related to our industry often only consider ad agencies, televisions, radio or paid newspapers as prospective employers. They don’t realize the opportunities available to them in the free paper industry. This is your chance to get them involved, and benefit your paper at the same time.

Interested publishers must return the completed Internship Application by Designers Program by May 1 for internship during the months of July – December and November 1 for internship during the months of January – June to be considered. One $1,500 internship will be awarded for each period. The Internship award will be awarded to one paper judged as offering the best Internship opportunity by a panel of judges.

The company receiving a $1,500 Internship award agrees to host an intern for a minimum of 360 work hours (ten weeks or more recommended), and apply all the Internship money from MACPA to the intern’s salary. The paper agrees to pay all income taxes, Social Security and Worker’s Compensation costs. The internship award will be rewarded upon receipt of proof of the 360 work hours performed.

 

Please submit the application to MACPA c/o Bill Mitten Memorial Internship Program by May 1st for internship during the months of July – December and November 1st for internship during the months of January – June. One $1,500 internship will be awarded for each period. Those applicants who qualify for the internship must be undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited College or Vocational School and majoring in Marketing, Journalism, or a subject related to the free paper industry.

For more information contact the MACPA Office at 1-800-450-7227 or info@macpa.net.