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:   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

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.

Creative Services Internship

Availability:   Fall 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

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.


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.  Spring semester – 10 hours/week for 12 weeks at $9/hour.

Deadline to apply:  January 22, 2021

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume.

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.

Radio Production

Radio News Internship

Availability:    Fall 2020

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.

This position qualifies for work-study funding.

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

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.

Project Development

Project Management Internship

Availability:  Fall 2020

WPSU is looking for an intern for Fall 2020 to work with the Project Development and Management team to engage the public with WPSU-produced media. The intern will prepare information for WPSU’s Speaking Grief project and assist in developing new partners for the Geospatial Revolution. Other project duties may be assigned. The internship can be for credit or non-credit. Remote work is likely and non-traditional hours are possible. Qualifications include: self-starter, reliable, strong organizational skills, Microsoft Office Suite. To apply, please provide one paper or project that demonstrates clear writing and attention to detail.  Application review begins July 16.

Contact Internship Coordinator Toni Irvin [] to apply.