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

Creative Services Internship

Availability:  Spring 2022

WPSU is a public media station serving over 1.9 million households in Central Pennsylvania. Interns will work closely with producers, videographers and editors to assist in creating content for WPSU-TV, WPSU Digital Studios and Penn State clients. Duties will include assisting with shoots and edits, research, transcribing, logging footage and other support of WPSU projects. Interns will experience all aspects of the production process including planning and pre-production, production and post-production; and will leave with a better understanding of what it means to be a professional content creator.  This position is for 71 hours over the semester at $10.50 per hour.

 

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Radio Production

Paid Radio News Internship

WPSU-FM, an NPR affiliate station, offers a unique opportunity to advance the career development of Penn State students who aspire to be news reporters through a paid internship.

Our interns have won Hearst Awards for their work with WPSU, and recent graduates of our internship program include a TV anchor in Bangor, Maine, a podcast producer for HuffPost in New York City, a politics reporter for FoxNews.com in Washington D.C. and a radio reporter right here at WPSU.

The radio news intern will work closely with the WPSU-FM news team to create local news stories that will air on WPSU and publish across the station’s digital platforms. The intern will come up with story ideas, research news topics, set up and conduct interviews, and produce air-ready final products. They will receive guidance and editing throughout the semester to improve their reporting, writing and voicing.

The successful applicant will have some reporting experience, an understanding of news value,  and be an energetic self-starter who takes initiative. Familiarity with the NPR style of news reporting is a plus.

Interns will work for 8 hours/week for 14 weeks at $10.50/hour.

Please submit a cover letter and resume, and two to three reporting samples (audio/video samples are preferred, if you have them).

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Radio News Internship

Availability:    Fall 2021

The radio news intern will contribute to our local radio news coverage by producing compelling and engaging news stories. The intern will come up with story ideas, set up and conduct interviews, and write, record 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.

This position qualifies for work-study funding.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and 2-3 reporting samples (audio/video samples are preferred, if you have them).

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

Project Development

Zimmerman Sales Internship

Spring 2021

Are you interested in a career in sales?  WPSU Penn State offers a unique opportunity to advance the career development of an aspiring sales professional through a paid internship.  The Zimmerman Internship at WPSU-FM allows you to learn about media sales by working with our director of business support, who raises annual funds from local businesses for WPSU.  In addition, the Zimmerman Intern has the opportunity to interact with staff in other areas of station operations and experience the breadth of work involved in running a radio station.  Strong priority for the Zimmerman Internship is given to students active with student radio station WKPS, The Lion 90.7FM. This position is 8 hours/week for 14 weeks at $10.50/hour.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

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