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 2020 / Fall 2020

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.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Toni Irvin at ami107@psu.edu.

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

Creative Services Internship

Availability:   Spring 2020

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.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Toni Irvin at ami107@psu.edu.

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

Writing/Research

Vote 2020 Internship

Do you have a passion for politics? Then this internship may be for you. WPSU is looking for an intern to help assist with our Vote 2020 initiative.

Vote 2020 is part of wpsu.org/vote, a one-stop-shop of election resources to prepare for voting in the general election. It features a “find your district, candidates, and polling place” portal, a quiz you can take to see how candidates match up with you on the issues, and resources to learn more about the issues.

Duties include:

  • Research on resources that can explain the issues
  • Research on incumbent candidate voting records
  • Calling candidates and/or campaign offices requesting candidates submit our issues quiz
  • Data entry of candidate information to add to candidate profiles

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent organization and research skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, professionally, and personably with candidates and campaign managers
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.
  • Appreciation for working with teams
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and problem-solving mentality

Send cover letter and resume to Toni Irvin at ami107@psu.edu to apply.

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

Radio Production

Radio News Internship

Availability:    Fall 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) to Toni Irvin at ami107@psu.edu.

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

Web/Multimedia

Vote 2020 Internship

Do you have a passion for politics? Then this internship may be for you. WPSU is looking for an intern to help assist with our Vote 2020 initiative.

Vote 2020 is part of wpsu.org/vote, a one-stop-shop of election resources to prepare for voting in the general election. It features a “find your district, candidates, and polling place” portal, a quiz you can take to see how candidates match up with you on the issues, and resources to learn more about the issues.

Duties include:

  • Research on resources that can explain the issues
  • Research on incumbent candidate voting records
  • Calling candidates and/or campaign offices requesting candidates submit our issues quiz
  • Data entry of candidate information to add to candidate profiles

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent organization and research skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, professionally, and personably with candidates and campaign managers
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.
  • Appreciation for working with teams
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and problem-solving mentality

Send cover letter and resume to Toni Irvin at ami107@psu.edu to apply.

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