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Public Media for Central Pennsylvania

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

Digital Production Internship

Availability: Fall 2023

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. Interns will work on studio and field productions. Duties will include assisting with shoots and edits, research, transcribing, logging footage, creating their own stories and pieces, and other support of WPSU projects. Interns will experience all aspects of the production process including project development, planning, pre-production, production, and post-production. Interns will leave with a better understanding of what it means to be a professional content creator. This internship is for up to 90 hours for the fall semester at $13.00 per hour.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


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Radio Production

Paid Radio News Internship

Available: Spring, Summer, Fall

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 $13.00/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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