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:   Fall 2021

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.

 

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

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 10 hours/week for 14 weeks at $8.25/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

Project Management Internship

Availability:  Fall 2021

WPSU is looking for an intern for Fall 2021 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.

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