Internship Opportunities

WPSU Penn State offers student internships year-round in various departments within the organization. We currently are seeking interns in the following positions:

Television Production

WPSU Sports Production Internship

Availability:   Spring 2019

Our production team produces a variety of projects in partnership with Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. We are looking for interns who have a passion for production, sports, and want to work in a competitive industry. All interns will have the opportunity to handle initial logging of clips as well as work live at the stadium or arena. Some interns shoot and edit. Interns in the fall typically work on our football show “Unrivaled: The Penn State Football Story.” Interns in the spring focus primarily on men’s and women’s basketball and spring football. Men’s basketball produces “In The Paint” and an online series “Unlocked.” Women’s basketball produces innovative online social media content. Interns are required a minimum 10-15 hours/ week- hours vary between day, evening, and weekend shifts.

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [ami107@psu.edu] to apply.

Creative Services Internship

Availability:   Fall 2018 / Spring 2019

Interns will transcribe interviews, log footage, search for imagery, scan photos, conduct research, make phone calls, edit (basic), and assist on shoots, all in support of projects for the University and other clients. Interns would be expected to work independently with some guidance. Great interpersonal skills and a positive attitude are essential to this position.

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [ami107@psu.edu] to apply.

The Grief Initiative TV Internship – Fall 2018

Availability:  Fall 2018

Work Unit: Audience Services

Supervisor(s): Lindsey Whissel Fenton

Hours:  Minimum 10 hours per week

Description:

WPSU is producing a multi-year, multi-platform public media project about grief as a result of the death in a family. The full project will consist of a 60-minute broadcast documentary, a website with online resources, a social media and marketing campaign, and a number of community engagement events. The intern for this project will work with the project’s producer/ director to provide research support and to assist with planning and scheduling productions. Although this is a production internship, the fall will be spent on pre-production, so the intern will likely not have the opportunity to take part in productions for this project. However, there may be opportunities to assist with productions for other projects. This is an unpaid internship, but may be completed for credit pending advisor’s approval.

Expectations: The ideal candidate is highly organized, punctual, motivated, and able to work independently. This project deals with highly sensitive subject matter, therefore it’s imperative that this intern is able to work from a place of respect and compassion. Interest in documentary filmmaking and/or social media marketing is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching potential story ideas
  • Researching various models associated with positive grieving and grief support
  • Researching existing resources and tools available to bereaved individuals and families
  • Maintaining a database of contacts and resources
  • Contacting various people/university departments/community organizations for information
  • Synthesizing information and providing detailed and organized notes
  • Transcribing interviews

Application: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Toni Irvin, Internship Coordinator, at ami107@psu.edu.

 

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [ami107@psu.edu] to apply.

The Grief Initiative TV Internship – Spring 2019

Availability:  Spring 2019

Work Unit: Audience Services

Supervisor(s): Lindsey Whissel Fenton

Hours:  Minimum 10 hours per week

Description:

WPSU is producing a multi-year, multi-platform public media project about grief as a result of the death in a family. The full project will consist of a 60-minute broadcast documentary, a website with online resources, a social media and marketing campaign, and a number of community engagement events. The intern for this project will work with the project’s producer/ director to provide research and logistical support and to assist with productions. This is an unpaid internship, but may be completed for credit pending advisor’s approval.

Expectations: The ideal candidate is highly organized, punctual, motivated, and able to work independently. Therefore it’s imperative that this intern is able to work from a place of respect and compassion. Proficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro is required. Knowledge/experience of social media promotion is a strong plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching potential story ideas
  • Researching various models associated with positive grieving and grief support
  • Researching existing resources and tools available to bereaved individuals and families
  • Synthesizing information and providing detailed and organized notes
  • Maintaining a database of contacts and resources
  • Assisting with productions
  • Ingesting and logging footage
  • Transcribing interviews
  • Creating videos and other content for distribution on social media

 Application: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Toni Irvin, Internship Coordinator, ami107@psu.edu

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [ami107@psu.edu] to apply.

Marketing

Social Media Internship

Availability:   Spring 2019

Our digital marketing team is searching for Social Media Interns  to rev up WPSU’s social media presence. You will have the opportunity to work closely with producers and the marketing team in projects and events to assist in providing engaging content for social media. You will be involved in:

1.  Working with our Social Media Manager to create and implement campaigns
2.  Assisting with content curation for different projects
3.  Providing support and live updates for WPSU events/projects
4.  Creating graphic and animation for social media (skills in design software such as After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, etc.)

Essential skills:

1.  Excellent oral and written communication skills
2.  Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest
3.  Basic graphic editing skills.

If you love social media, have great interpersonal skills and a positive attitude, we’d love for you to join our team.  Interns will need to work between 10-20 hours per week.

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [ami107@psu.edu] to apply.

Radio Production

Radio News Internship

Availability:    Fall 2018 / Spring 2019

The radio news intern will contribute to our local radio news programming by writing compelling and engaging 45-second news wraps and/or long-format (3 to 4 minute) feature stories. The intern will come up with story ideas, set up and conduct interviews, and write and put together air-ready final products. Successful applicants will have taken at least one newswriting class and be an energetic self-starter who takes initiative. Familiarity with the NPR style of news reporting a plus. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and a few news writing samples (radio/TV clips preferred if you have them).

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [ami107@psu.edu] to apply.